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Victorian Trolling: How Con Artists Spammed in a Time Before Email

Victorian Trolling: How Con Artists Spammed in a Time Before Email | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The main difference between 21st-century scams and those of centuries past is one of delivery method.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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What Happens When a High School Has no Traditional Classes?

What Happens When a High School Has no Traditional Classes? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Bronx Arena High School is engaging its high-need students by eliminating formal classes in favor of self-guided learning.
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Next Big Future: First-Ever Carbon-Nanotube Resin Mirrors for CubeSat Telescope

Next Big Future: First-Ever Carbon-Nanotube Resin Mirrors for CubeSat Telescope | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Our Biotech Future

Our Biotech Future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
1. It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology. Two facts about the coming century are agreed on by almost everyone. Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, …
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61 Glimpses of the Future — Today’s Office — Medium

61 Glimpses of the Future - Today's Office - Medium
Dispatches from the front lines of connectivity.
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Next Big Future: nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle first stealth drone flown in public

Next Big Future: nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle first stealth drone flown in public | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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BruceS — *First time I’ve ever seen Taleb and Stanislaw Lem...

BruceS — *First time I’ve ever seen Taleb and Stanislaw Lem... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*First time I’ve ever seen Taleb and Stanisla
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Discovering Dead Malls & Motels on Youtube

Discovering Dead Malls & Motels on Youtube | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I‘m always looking for snackable video content that I can watch while I eat lunch at my desk, and I’ve just found something to keep me going for many meals of sweet solitude ahead. I’d like to think I haven’t been living under a rock, especially when it comes to things on the internet, but how did I…
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Seeing How Sex Dolls Are Made Is Hauntingly Eerie (NSFW)

Seeing How Sex Dolls Are Made Is Hauntingly Eerie (NSFW) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Being inside a sex doll factory and watching all that plastic nakedness get shaped is much more haunting than it is titillating. It gets unsettling, like if you were trapped inside a scene from a horror movie and couldn’t get out. But it’s also somewhat intriguing, just to see the mixture of products and body parts that they put together in a puzzle to shape a doll.
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One man's incredible plan for humanity to migrate into space

One man's incredible plan for humanity to migrate into space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the early 1970s, Princeton University physicist Gerard O’Neill became a space activist touting plans to build human colonies in outer space. He argued that humans could escape (while helping all…
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The Future of Archaeology Is 'Spacejunk'

The Future of Archaeology Is 'Spacejunk' | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Museum tours may one day rocket beyond Earth to explore abandoned satellites and derelict spacecraft.
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When was "going to the beach" invented?

When was "going to the beach" invented? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Until the 18th century, the seashore was not a place most people would go to relax. In ancient times, it was where you might run into a variety of monsters like Scylla and Charybdis. The shore is a…
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Nations of the World Confront the Pokémon Menace

Nations of the World Confront the Pokémon Menace | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As the popular augmented-reality smartphone game expanded to 26 countries, authorities responded with alarm, bans, charges of espionage and at least one fatwa.
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Researcher uses mobile phone data to predict illiteracy

Researcher uses mobile phone data to predict illiteracy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Many non-profit orgs send out teams to teach people how to read and write, but a lot of them have very limited resources, as well. One Norwegian researcher
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Next Big Future: Russia offers India a planned nuclear aircraft carrier design

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Robotic stingray powered by light-activated muscle cells

Robotic stingray powered by light-activated muscle cells | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Light-controlled cardiac muscle cells guide swimming of raybot.
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Gruesome Soviet safety posters got their point across

Gruesome Soviet safety posters got their point across | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
These Soviet safety posters delivered their message in bold terms.
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How Photographers Captured Electricity When It Was New

How Photographers Captured Electricity When It Was New | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Looking through a lens at the discovery that changed the world.
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Another Spacecraft Is Headed For The Spacecraft Cemetery in the Pacific

Another Spacecraft Is Headed For The Spacecraft Cemetery in the Pacific | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Goodbye, Progress.
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China successfully refuels a satellite in orbit

China successfully refuels a satellite in orbit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
China is now one of the precious few countries that knows how to refuel satellites in space. The nation's Tianyuan-1 system (launched aboard the Long March 7
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Combat AI beats the Air Force's top tactical experts

Combat AI beats the Air Force's top tactical experts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new artificial intelligence flight combat system dubbed ALPHA has taken on one of the Air Force's top tactical experts and won. Retired USAF Colonel Gen
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The Typewriter Industry Is Still Alive in India

The Typewriter Industry Is Still Alive in India | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A small repair shop in Panjim has tinkered with the machines for over four decades.
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