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How Creationism Imprisons the Mind

How Creationism Imprisons the Mind | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Intellectual freedom is one of humanity’s greatest gifts—and biggest burdens. Our ability to ask questions, to test ideas, to doubt is what separates us from our fellow animals. But doubt can be as terrifying as it is liberating. And it’s the terror of doubt that fosters the toxic, life-negating cult...
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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The American Room — The Message — Medium

The American Room — The Message — Medium | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Behind the nation’s closed doors, with YouTube.
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Articles: Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback

Articles: Wax and Wane: The Tough Realities Behind Vinyl's Comeback | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
While pressing plants, labels, and stores are ecstatic about the still-surging vinyl boom, the format’s unlikely return is now leading ...
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Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? — Matter — Medium

Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? — Matter — Medium | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats
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hey, os restos da sociedade hão de ser úteis para alguma coisa (*ironia)

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The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

The Uncanniest Valley: What Happens When Robots Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The “uncanny valley” is a term coined by Japanese roboticist Mashahiro Mori in 1970 to describe the strange fact that, as robots become more
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How A One-Time Pig Peddler Helped The U.S. Flood War Zones With Guns

How A One-Time Pig Peddler Helped The U.S. Flood War Zones With Guns | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The U.S. government is one of the world’s biggest buyers of AK-47s and other Soviet bloc weapons, which it has poured into Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hot spots. An exclusive look at a stran...
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The Internet of Things Will Ruin Birthdays — The Message — Medium

Birthday harassment from brands and data tracking disguised as warm wishes
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sim, existe essa coisa da too much information,

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A Desirable-Future Haiku — The Message — Medium

The coming hundred years, in one hundred words
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«Voltaria a ser da PIDE»

Todas as notícias que marcam a actualidade ao minuto, no seu jornal Expresso.
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uma história exemplar. um claro herói injustiçado da nação (*ironia)

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BLDGBLOG: NATO's Underground Roman Super-Quarry

BLDGBLOG: NATO's Underground Roman Super-Quarry | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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Where Restaurant Reservations Come From

Where Restaurant Reservations Come From | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A journey into the mysterious origins of the pre-arranged table
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A History of the Past: Life Reeked With Joy

A History of the Past: Life Reeked With Joy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A brief history of Europe as told through the peculiar observations from college students' papers.
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Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last Read more
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Cory Doctorow: dunebat: coldswarkids: edwardspoonhands: ...

Cory Doctorow: dunebat: coldswarkids: edwardspoonhands: ... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
dunebat:
“ coldswarkids:
“ edwardspoonhands:
“ thelegendofkungjew:
“ doxian:
“ d-dinosaur:
“ rknjl:
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“ NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A...
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épico.

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Just How Likely Is Another World War?

Just How Likely Is Another World War? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Assessing the similarities and differences between 1914 and 2014.
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The Social Laboratory

The Social Laboratory | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.
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ser virtuoso. porque senão...

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CIA and Pakistani Taliban undo global Polio eradication

CIA and Pakistani Taliban undo global Polio eradication | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For more than 20 years, a more than $10 billion worldwide campaign has been under way to wipe out polio. But the success of that campaign depends on controlling the virus in Pakistan, where a botched CIA plot led to the Pakistani Taliban banning polio immunization in 2012.
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progresso.

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The Danger of Financial Jargon

The Danger of Financial Jargon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
John Lanchester decodes the language of the finance industry: When it comes to discussing money, “incomprehension is a form of consent.”
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The New Aesthetic — Facebook Billboard, Yemen.

The New Aesthetic — Facebook Billboard, Yemen. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Facebook Billboard, Yemen.
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global world problems.

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In 1858, People Said the Telegraph Was 'Too Fast for the Truth'

In 1858, People Said the Telegraph Was 'Too Fast for the Truth' | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sound familiar?
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beta knowledge

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Airplane phylogeny (seen in Pierre Lemonnier, ed. Technological Choices)
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BruceS — The New York Times, 1858 *The guy who wrote this...

BruceS — The New York Times, 1858 *The guy who wrote this... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The New York Times, 1858
*The guy who wrote this may have been right
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o telégrafo, essa tecnologia insidiosa que veio estragar o que estava bem (substituam por "rádio", "televisão", "computador", "telemóvel", "tablet" e o efeito é o mesmo.)

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Declassified: The Government's Secret Plan For a Military Moon Base

Declassified: The Government's Secret Plan For a Military Moon Base | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

poMore than 50 years ago, before man had ever stepped foot on the moon, the U.S. government hatched a plan whose ambitions were exceeded only by its total unfeasibility: A secret, self-sustaining, Soviet-shaming military moon base.

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pois. decorreu tal e qual como planeado.

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First Day of Terror—Vol. 2, No. 3

First Day of Terror—Vol. 2, No. 3 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A winter day in Vienna when the world’s most powerful oil barons stared down the barrel of a gun.
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The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future - Kindle edition by Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway. Professional & Technical Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future - Kindle edition by Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future.
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isto agora é livro?

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The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadget Lab | WIRED

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
David Sparshott Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors one finds collected on sites like Damn You Autocorrect. But despite the inadvertent hilarity, the real marvel of our mobile text-correction systems is how astoundingly good they are. It's not too much of an exaggeration…
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dmn mdn danm madn argh! autocorrect.

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