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Let banks fail: Iceland's plan looks to be working

Let banks fail: Iceland's plan looks to be working | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Iceland is finding that crisis-management decisions made half a decade ago have put it on a trajectory that’s turned 2 percent unemployment into a realistic goal
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então... mas isto só pode ser mentira. afinal fazer as coisas ao contrário do que nos foi imposto... resulta?

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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Deutscher Schulatlas

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The primary-school atlas in 1940s Germany - cartography and Nazi ideology.
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ISIS's Hatred of Ancient Heritage Isn't Unique

ISIS's Hatred of Ancient Heritage Isn't Unique | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The tradition of iconoclasm goes all the way back to Abraham's destruction of idols.
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This Paint-By-Numbers Drawing Was The Very First Image From Mars

This Paint-By-Numbers Drawing Was The Very First Image From Mars | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
On July 14, 1965, Mariner 4 sent home the very first television pictures of Mars during its historic flyby. But instead of waiting for time-consuming image processing, impatient scientists created this awesome colour-by-numbers wall chart from the raw data.
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After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, and even animals have been cryogenically frozen there for millennia—and now, they are waking up.
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ah, que bom. isto não é o argumento do the thing?

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OldFutures, This is pretty epically awesome.  All of you...

This is pretty epically awesome. All of you should watch it. SpaceX and Elon Musk are making that scifi future that we’ve all dreamed about.
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15 Epic Photos of Buildings You'll Never Be Allowed to Enter | WIRED

Matt Emmett belongs to a British urban explorer community that keep tabs on these abandoned locations.
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Next Big Future: Finance goes from helping to hurting the economy when debt passes 100% of GDP

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Next Big Future: Obsolete Stealth Planes and Submarines likely to be replaced by drone carriers

Next Big Future: Obsolete Stealth Planes and Submarines likely to be replaced by drone carriers | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines « NextNature.net

Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines « NextNature.net | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Can Angela Merkel Solve Crises in Greece and Ukraine Simultaneously?

Can Angela Merkel Solve Crises in Greece and Ukraine Simultaneously? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s either an extraordinary coincidence or an act of fate. Over the past 10 days, two unusually dangerous crises have come to a head in Europe. One concerns Greece, where an unresolved economic disaster could lead to a European and even an international financial crash. The other concerns Ukraine, where...
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portanto, estamos tramados. se não ameaçarem directamente os bancos alemães os tanques de putin podem andar a passear pelos campos elísios. 

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Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone's Power Use | WIRED

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone's Power Use | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford University and Israel's defense research group Rafael have created a technique they call PowerSpy, which they say can gather information about an Android phone's geolocation merely by tracking its power use over time through a surreptitious app.
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The Boys Who Loved Birds | The Big Roundtable

The Boys Who Loved Birds | The Big Roundtable | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How the Iron Curtain’s great wasteland became Europe’s ribbon of life
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Is Kim Jong Un the Last Bad Bond Guy?

Is Kim Jong Un the Last Bad Bond Guy? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Add a crackdown on Christians helping North Koreans to Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's most horrible hits.
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Mind-controlled drones promise a future of hands-free flying

Mind-controlled drones promise a future of hands-free flying | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
There have been tentative steps into thought-controlled drones in the past, but Tekever and a team of European researchers just kicked things up a notch.
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quando falo aos meus alunos de brain-computer interfaces, já lhes posso dizer que por cá também se faz.

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When A Newspaper Gave Blade Runner's Replicant Test To Mayor Candidates

When A Newspaper Gave Blade Runner's Replicant Test To Mayor Candidates | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What if your city elected a Replicant as mayor and you didn't know it? There's only way to guard against this situation, and that's by administering the Voight-Kampff test to every single candidate during the mayoral election. One newspaper in San Francisco did that back in 2003, and the results were amazing.
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10 Books That Will Change How You See History

10 Books That Will Change How You See History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
History doesn't have to be the stultifying grind you remember from high school. It can be shocking, and funny, and sad -- and even if you don't remember all the dates and faces, it can leave you knowing more about the world. Here are 10 popular history books that will change your view of reality.
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Drone footage of Russia's Air Force Museum shows a heaven for planes

All these fighter jets and war planes and attack helicopters are on display at Russia's Central Air Force museum just outside of Moscow. They're advanced killing machines. And yet this drone footage makes them look so peaceful, resting and hibernating in the Russian winter snow. It's as if we've stumbled upon a paradise for planes.
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Defensive architecture: keeping poverty unseen and deflecting our guilt

Defensive architecture: keeping poverty unseen and deflecting our guilt | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The spikes installed outside Selfridges in Manchester are the latest front in the spread of ‘defensive architecture’. Is such open hostility towards the destitute making all our lives uglier?
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RHIZOME.ORG

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transmediale 2015: Why we need spaces for art and tech beyond corporate influence
Photo: "Predict & Command: Cities of Smart Control." Photo: Katharina Träg.
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How Much Longer Before Companies Start To Run Themselves?

How Much Longer Before Companies Start To Run Themselves? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Increasingly powerful AI is poised to threatened many well-established professions. A strong case can be made that no industry or job is safe — including the upper echelons of corporate governance. The era is fast approaching when companies will be able to operate with virtually no human intervention. Here's how it will work.
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A Briefer History of Time: How technology changes us in unexpected ways - YouTube

From smartphones to smartwatches, clocks are everywhere these days. But have you ever wondered what life was like before we could measure time? Video essayis...
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Short on machine guns, German army armed turrets with broomsticks

Short on machine guns, German army armed turrets with broomsticks | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After big-ticket drone program, others fall flat, Bundeswehr is short on basics.
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também, para que é que precisam de panzers? a austeridade é mais eficaz e não tem custos de material.

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