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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 soft ‘wearable robot’ exosuit to increase stamina for soldiers and civilians | KurzweilAI

A soft ‘wearable robot’ exosuit to increase stamina for soldiers and civilians | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit, a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials (credit: Harvard Biodesign Lab) DARPA has awarded a
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OldFutures, scificity: Computer Criminals.

OldFutures, scificity: Computer Criminals. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
scificity:
“Computer Criminals.
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não é bem assim que o cibercrime funciona....

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Wireless wheels

Wireless wheels | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
SINCE Henry Ford turned it into a mass-market product a century ago, the car has delivered many benefits. It has boosted economic growth, increased social mobility...
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Futurs ?

Futurs ? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
les moutons électriques, éditeur présente : Futurs ? : La science-fiction, dans sa version littéraire ou cinématographique, a depuis longtemps alimenté les visions technologiques en mettant en scène toutes sortes d’objets « futuristes ». Voitures volantes, vaisseaux spatiaux, stations orbitales et autres robots humanoïdes ont ainsi formé l’ossature de bien des récits. Pour autant, ces artefacts emblématiques semblent absents de notre vie de tous les jours, comme si l’avenir décrit depuis une soixantaine d’années était sans cesse repoussé. Ce qui n’empêche pas certains de continuer à répéter ces mêmes mythes, comme victimes d’une panne d’imaginaire.
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Pics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras

Pics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
From celebrity nudes to Ray Rice’s domestic abuse to the ISIS bombings, an unresolved debate looms behind some of our biggest ongoing news stories.
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Declassified Documents Reveal US Plan for Alaska in a Russian Invasion

Declassified Documents Reveal US Plan for Alaska in a Russian Invasion | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1950, Cold War tensions ran high and government officials were terrified that Soviets would invade Alaska. Recently-declassified documents reveal the details of "Operation Washtub"—a joint FBI-Air Force plan to recruit Alaskans as "stay-behind" agents to gather military intelligence.
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The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If the hype is to be believed then the next big thing is the Internet of Things. But is it what you think it is?
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The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists

The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Right now, space tourism is just for the ultra-rich. But this experimental design for a cargo plane full of spaceships could make visits to low-Earth orbit part of everyday life.
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The Pornography of Jihadism

The Pornography of Jihadism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What ISIS videos and X-rated movies have in common
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Our Recovering Ozone Layer Shows Politics Can Make A Difference

Our Recovering Ozone Layer Shows Politics Can Make A Difference | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Finally, some good news about our troubled atmosphere: A UN study shows that the ozone layer is displaying early signs of thickening after years of depletion. It's on the road to recovery — an achievement that scientists say is due to political will.
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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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MIT's Robot Cheetah Now Runs Free Without Cables Or a Leash

A lot of robots in development are able to perform amazing feats in a laboratory setting when they've got plenty of tethers and cables keeping them perpetually powered and safe. The real test of their capabilities is when they're forced to explore and interact in a real-world environment, like the robot cheetah that researchers at MIT are developing, which recently took its first untethered steps outside.
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The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It | WIRED

The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and 2,200 deaths in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. That is extraordinary: Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak’s toll has risen…
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leitura tranquilizante. vai uma pandemia pelo natal?

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Cement Makes the Modern World Possible

Cement Makes the Modern World Possible | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Romans might have made it better, but right now cement is one of the world's most used materials, period.
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What our minds do when we see someone's body – Matthew Hutson – Aeon

What our minds do when we see someone's body – Matthew Hutson – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What goes on in our minds when we see someone naked? The more we see of a person’s body the less intelligent they seem
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Inside the Former Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Test Cities

Inside the Former Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Test Cities | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Though it played out on the international stage, the arms race between the United States and the USSR took place mainly in rural, isolated parts of the world. The Americans tested their nuclear bombs on a desolate patch of Nevada. The Russians chose a barren polygon-shaped patch of what is now Kazakhstan.
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On the Greek Ferry Housing Libya's Government

On the Greek Ferry Housing Libya's Government | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The country's legislature has fled Tripoli and moved into a ship. It's not the first time boats from Greece have come to the rescue.
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FUTURE TECH: Fictional Devices That Became Reality - Comic Book Resources

FUTURE TECH: Fictional Devices That Became Reality - Comic Book Resources | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
FUTURE TECH: Fictional Devices That Became Reality - Inspired by the recent unveiling of the Apple Watch, CBR looks at some modern wonders that were once considered flights of fantasy and sci-fi fancy.
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o iphone como mother box? vejam lá bem o que é que andam a fumar...

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: The TVs That Gave People a Taste of the Internet in the '70s | WIRED

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The TVs That Gave People a Taste of the Internet in the '70s | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Internet TV is the new thing. Except that it’s really old. Before Apple TV, Google Chromecast, the Amazon Fire TV, and Netflix—even before the mid-’90s glory of Microsoft’s WebTV—televisions were plugging into data networks, providing a means of instantly grabbing digital goodies and communicating with people in distant places. Witness the video above, a news…
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How to Understand Your Computer - The New Yorker

How to Understand Your Computer - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
You may not want to learn anything about code, but code is learning more about you every day; it understands you in ways you don’t understand yourself.
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How the World Will Actually End

How the World Will Actually End | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“The end of life on Earth will look a lot like early evolution of our planet, but in reverse.”
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