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Sleep: When Brain Cells Shrink & Neuro Trash Is Flushed Away - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Sleep: When Brain Cells Shrink & Neuro Trash Is Flushed Away - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This image from a mouse brain shows the fluid channels (purple) and glia cells (green) flush out the brain’s waste into blood…
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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A Hiperrealidade do Facebook

A Hiperrealidade do Facebook | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A realidade não importa.
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Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's just worth taking a moment now and then to remember that people have long believed the culture was collapsing, the world was going dark, the music was all junk, the books were all corrupting, and the new thing replacing the old thing meant the new people were going to be worse.
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"It's just worth taking a moment now and then to remember that people have long believed the culture was collapsing, the world was going dark, the music was all junk, the books were all corrupting, and the new thing replacing the old thing meant the new people were going to be worse. "

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How Environment Can Boost Creativity

How Environment Can Boost Creativity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Dim lighting and ambient noise may lead to more out-of-the-box ideas.
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The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations | WIRED

The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
But part of the promise of VR has always been what it means outside of gaming and entertainment. Now, with the Teleporter, Marriott Hotels is trying to be the first to show the world…well, the world.
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Scotland: The World's First Referendum on Inequality?

Scotland: The World's First Referendum on Inequality? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What the independence campaign has in common with Occupy Wall Street
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The Disruption Myth

The Disruption Myth | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The idea that businesses are more vulnerable to upstarts than ever is out-of-date—and that’s a big problem.
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Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution (Full Documentary)

Want to watch the amazing singularity documentary Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution? Check this out...
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Future Ennui

Future Ennui | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As we march onwards towards wearables and alerts on our wrists, we're no longer shocked by technological progress, but rather exhausted by it.
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The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station

The little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How two Cosmonauts battled extreme cold, darkness, and limited resources to save Salyut 7.
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Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever

Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Defense giant Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab have begun flight testing a streamlined and greatly miniaturized airborne laser turret that has the potential to totally transform air combat as we understand it today.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Quote of the Day

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"We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works."

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I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule

I despised Saddam’s police state, but the Islamic State would not exist under his rule | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The U.S. wars set the stage for the Islamic State.
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grinding.be » Blog Archive » Graveyard Culture News Special

grinding.be » Blog Archive » Graveyard Culture News Special | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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A Futurama Writer on How the Show Depicted Asymmetrical Warfare

A Futurama Writer on How the Show Depicted Asymmetrical Warfare | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. For...
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Futures? a short interview with Bruce Sterling

Futures? a short interview with Bruce Sterling | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
 

This is the second interview of the series I started last week, based on
my recent book about future, sci-fi and design fictions. After Warren
Ellis, here's Bruce Sterling (whose blogging have moved to this wonderful
tumblr called 'Wolf in Living Room':

NN: In your opinion, as a science-fiction writer, how to you perceive this
difficulty to go beyond the standard visions of "the Future" (from flying
cars to humanoid robots)?

BS: At SXSW 2014 I was on a panel with Warren Ellis, Joi Ito
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Survive the Future: A Lesson on Megastructures with Glen Small

Survive the Future: A Lesson on Megastructures with Glen Small | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A founder of Sci-Arc, Glen Small is "one of the dear eccentrics of American architecture ... and an early leader in the movement for green building,” according to Michael Sorkin. In a series of ema...
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An Eerie Tour of Chernobyl's Wasteland

An Eerie Tour of Chernobyl's Wasteland | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
"Do not touch the water. There is nothing more irradiated than the water itself."
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It only costs $9,000 to join this social network

It only costs $9,000 to join this social network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
True or False: You don't go on Facebook anymore, because it's such a drag not being able to talk about your private jet's new upholstery. After all, a
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This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein Is Right, Unchecked Capitalism Will Destroy Civilization

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein Is Right, Unchecked Capitalism Will Destroy Civilization | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein has a new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate.” She argues that because we ignored scientists' warnings for 25 years, humanity faces a stark choice: The end of civilization as we know it or the end of capitalism as we know it. It shouldn't be a tough choice, right?
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Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer

Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
5 overlooked stories that could reshape world affairs
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How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art

How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Is this the end of Britishness? | Ian Jack

Is this the end of Britishness? | Ian Jack | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A shared history of 300 years could soon be washed away. What was the complex identity the union created, asks Ian Jack, and should we mourn its loss?
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The collapse of the USSR left behind a haunting post-apocalyptic world

The collapse of the USSR left behind a haunting post-apocalyptic world | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
These photographs by Rebecca Litchfield make it seem as if the apocalypse has come and gone and the world is in complete ruins. Not quite. They're actually photographs of countries and places that were a part of the former Soviet Union. The forgotten decay is haunting.
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The Third Korea | VICE United States

The Third Korea | VICE United States | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Most people get it now that Korea is split in two: one half is evil while the other makes great flat screen TVs.
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"a new mythology that refashioned the Kims as deific figures with nuclear warheads"

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Here's the Hallucination You (and Everyone Else) Have Experienced

Here's the Hallucination You (and Everyone Else) Have Experienced | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Think you've never hallucinated? You're wrong. Almost every modern person in a developed country has had this hallucination - some populations have it so predictably that within a few months, ninety-five percent experience it.
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