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Manifesto of Speculative Posthumanism

Manifesto of Speculative Posthumanism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Over the last decade the possibility of innovations in areas such as artificial intelligence or biotechnology contributing to the emergence of a ‘posthuman’ life form has become a focal point of pu...
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Space architecture: Six buildings for the final frontier

Space architecture: Six buildings for the final frontier | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
By Cat DiStasio

Mars has captured the world's attention recently, but space agencies around the globe haven't forgotten that there's a whole slew of other plan...
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Doing more with less: the economic lesson of Peak Paper — John Quiggin — Aeon Opinions

For most of us, the industrial economy is a thing of the past. In the entire United States, large factories employ fewer than 2 million people. Even adding China to the picture does not change things much. And yet the conceptual categories of the ...
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The Art of Administration: On Greg Barnhisel’s “Cold War...

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Cold War modernists of the title do not seem to be the painters, sculptors, poets, and novelists who produced the original works.
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Stone-age massacre offers earliest evidence of human warfare

Stone-age massacre offers earliest evidence of human warfare | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Researchers say remains of 27 murdered tribespeople in Kenya prove attacks were normal part of hunter-gatherer relations
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iRobot is selling off its military division

iRobot is selling off its military division | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The US military might seem like an endless cash train for contractors, but it's not always so. Vacuum bot maker iRobot has sold off its defense and security div...
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France tells Facebook to stop moving user data overseas

France tells Facebook to stop moving user data overseas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
France's privacy regulator has told Facebook that the site is in violation of the country's data protection act. Furthermore, the social network has been given...
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Next Big Future: Russia making small robotic tank to support special operation forces

Next Big Future: Russia making small robotic tank to support special operation forces | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Death Throes of Oil

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The price of oil, often used as a sort of thermometer to measure the health of the world economy, is also a barometer, warning of approaching geopolitical storms. And the security challenges implied by falling oil prices are likely to be more significant than the economic risks.
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This New Ad Reveals More Of Northrop Grumman's Vision For A Sixth-Generation Fighter 

This New Ad Reveals More Of Northrop Grumman's Vision For A Sixth-Generation Fighter  | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Most ads aren’t designed to break big news, but Northrop Grumman has been in the habit of using dramatic commercials to bring us surprise details on its vision for America’s air combat future. The company’s latest one gives us one of the best looks yet at their evolving sixth-generation fighter concept.
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Future of the Internet

Future of the Internet | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Future of the Internet | Godlike search engines. Virtual Assistants. Wearables replacing smartphones. AR vs VR. AI and the future, global hive mind. The dead finding a digital afterlife on the web. Learn insider secrets about the future of the Internet.
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Tyger Drew Honey comes face to face with a scarily realistic sex doll

Tyger Drew Honey comes face to face with a scarily realistic sex doll | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Outnumbered actor Tyger Drew-Honey, 20, whose parents were once porn stars, met Matt McMullen, a sex doll manufacturer whose latest creations use the modern technology.
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Ama - The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan (Warning: Nudity) - Gakuranman

Ama - The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan (Warning: Nudity) - Gakuranman | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of the lesser-known but fascinating parts of Japanese culture is that of the Ama pearl divers. Ama (海女 in Japanese), literally means ‘woman of the sea’ and is recorded as early as 750 in the oldest Japanese anthology of poetry, the Man’yoshu. These women specialised in freediving some 30 feet down into cold water …
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The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue - The New Yorker

The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sarah Wildman on a new book detailing Hermann Göring’s extensive plundered art collection, and why Nazi scholarship matters.
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Team detects ripples in spacetime, just as Einstein predicted - Futurity

Team detects ripples in spacetime, just as Einstein predicted - Futurity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Scientists have detected gravitational waves from two black holes merging 1.3 billion years ago, just as Einstein predicted in 1915.
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prosthetic knowledge — iDummy A robotic mannequin designed to create and...

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Surveillance, Drone Strikes, and Torture: A New Exhibit at the Whitney

Surveillance, Drone Strikes, and Torture: A New Exhibit at the Whitney | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In a new exhibition at the Whitney, the filmmaker Laura Poitras examines a post-9/11 world.
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US military: Robot wars - FT.com

US military: Robot wars - FT.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When historians come to write about technological innovation in the first half of this century, they are likely to pay special attention to a US Navy drone called the X-47B — otherwise known as the Salty Dog. Two years ago, the autonomous drone
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Hackers Found a Way to Make Furbies Even Creepier

Hackers Found a Way to Make Furbies Even Creepier | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When Furby hit store shelves in November 1998, it was an instant hit. Kids loved it. Parents loved it. People paid three times the Furby’s retail value just to get one for the holidays, and within three years, Furby had sold 40 million units. Now, nearly two decades later, it’s the seedy world of Furby hackers and circuit-benders that are keeping the legendary toy alive.
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Breaking: AXA Buys 8% Stake In AIG For €75m - Forbes

Breaking: AXA Buys 8% Stake In AIG For €75m - Forbes | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
French insurance giant AXA announced today it is investing €75-million to take a 8% stake in Africa Internet Group (AIG), one of the continent's largest e-commerce operations. Jumia is AIG’s main subsidiary and operates in 11 African markets. Transactions grew 265% during the first nine months of 2015 to reach €206-million, [...]
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North Korea Launches Another Big Clumsy Rocket That Scares The Shit Out Of Its Neighbors

North Korea Launches Another Big Clumsy Rocket That Scares The Shit Out Of Its Neighbors | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Just as expected, North Korea executed another long-range rocket launch on Saturday morning. The Hermit Kingdom says the rocket’s mission was to put its so-called “Shining Star No. 4 earth viewing satellite” into low-earth orbit, and it looks like they did just that.
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Here's the view from Blue Origin's rocket as it lands

Here's the view from Blue Origin's rocket as it lands | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin proved that its New Shepard rocket is indeed reusable by launching and landing it successfully a second time in January. While you've li...
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