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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
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"the knowledge standard"
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Inside The Infinite 3D Beauty Of Sci-Fi Fractal Landscapes | The Creators Project

Inside The Infinite 3D Beauty Of Sci-Fi Fractal Landscapes | The Creators Project | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mark J. Brady told us about his "techno-architecturally-mechanistic" fractal universes that look like computerized storyboards from Ridley Scott movies.
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Great Mistakes in English Medieval architecture

Great Mistakes in English Medieval architecture | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn't build models and scale them up, building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learni...
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The Soldiers of Sinjar

The Soldiers of Sinjar | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Portraits of ragtag fighters from Sinjar, Iraq,
rallying to protect their homeland.
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Facebook’s route to becoming a reassurance machine

Facebook’s route to becoming a reassurance machine | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The vapid viral content might die. And its death might not be good.
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vale a pena recordar que o que se vê na rede social não é um fluxo directo de informação mas o resultado da aplicação de algoritmos de filtragem que nos mostram aquilo que julgam que queremos ver, com base no histórico de clicks e likes.

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What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Personality

What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Personality | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The World Well-Being Project uses Facebook updates to correlate language with personality traits.
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The Pentagon Is Stuffing Caves in Norway Full of Tanks — War Is Boring — Medium

The Pentagon Is Stuffing Caves in Norway Full of Tanks — War Is Boring — Medium | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The U.S. Marine Corps’ Scandinavian stockpile is expanding
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This Terrifying Worm Leaps at You out of the Ocean Floor

This Terrifying Worm Leaps at You out of the Ocean Floor | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is the Eunice aphroditois, a worm found in the depths of warm ocean waters across the world. It lives at depths of about 10 to 40 meters. The Eunice aphroditois burrows into the ocean floor, where it lies in wait for prey to swim by. Five antennas poke out from the anterior, sensing passing movement.[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpD8jWvYEHI](Video Link)When the worm detects prey--a fish or another worm--it leaps from its burrow, seizing the prey with sharp mandibles.Most of these worms are about ...
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eek! graboids! (o estômago mais sensível faz acrobacias)

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Futures of the Past—July 2014

Futures of the Past—July 2014 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Appendix is a quarterly journal of narrative and experimental history.
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Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection

Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the murky world of unpaid bills, a banker and an ex-con can make a fortune — if they don’t run into too many crooks.
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AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.
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This video clearly explains how robots have already taken over our world

If you think it's just a joke that robots are going to replace humans, it's not. It's going to happen. In fact, CGP Grey explains in 'Humans Need Not Apply' how it's already happening around us right now. You might not notice it but you will after you watch how we're following historical patterns towards obscurity.
Artur Coelho's insight:

a combinação automação + economia neo-liberal não é risonha.

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Every Port On The Space Station Is Loaded With Spacecraft

Every Port On The Space Station Is Loaded With Spacecraft | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If anyone else heads to the International Space Station, they're going to need to circle until Friday waiting for a parking slot.
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hora de ponta.

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Sex Bots, Robo-Maids, and Other Sci-Fi Myths of the Coming Robot Economy

Sex Bots, Robo-Maids, and Other Sci-Fi Myths of the Coming Robot Economy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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If Cereal Mascots Had Their Own Action Figures

If Cereal Mascots Had Their Own Action Figures | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Artist Phil Postma has a great eye for remixing pop culture. We've previously seen him create Pixar-style superheroes, Pixar versions of classic pulp films, ThunderCats characters from other cultures, and superhero-branded cereals.For a recent project, Postma returned to his interest in classic kids' cereal brands by creating action figures for mascots and placing them in blister packs. Look, this one is mint on card!-via Technabob...
Artur Coelho's insight:

action figures indutoras de diabetes.

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BLDGBLOG: The Great Age of Clouds

BLDGBLOG: The Great Age of Clouds | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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Holy crap, the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks like a scene from Robocop

Holy crap, the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks like a scene from Robocop | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What can you say? Other than: this is insane.

The front page of today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police shooting tear gas (yet again) to disperse a crowd of demonstrators in Ferguson.
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BLDGBLOG: The Fall

BLDGBLOG: The Fall | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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Toledo vista do céu, ou a paisagem como pintura abstracta.

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Gallery: The Twentieth Century's Best-Kept Military Secrets

Gallery: The Twentieth Century's Best-Kept Military Secrets | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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bombas de lsd ou mísseis de raios da morte? vá, escolham. 

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A cidade que continua por fazer

A cidade que continua por fazer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Foi a única cidade construída de raiz em Portugal no século XX. Sonhada para 100 mil pessoas, nunca passou das 15 mil. Nasceu há 40 anos e durante duas décadas viveu-se a utopia de um Portugal moderno. Neste microcosmos urbano há uma cidade ainda à procura de identidade.
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100 Years of Tear Gas

100 Years of Tear Gas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A chemical weapon drifts off the battlefield and into the streets.
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Facebook is testing a "satire" tag to help you figure out what's real and what's not

Facebook is testing a "satire" tag to help you figure out what's real and what's not | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sure, you're smart enough to know that "New Study Finds Humans Shouldn't Spend More Than 5 Consecutive Hours Together" is a headline from well-known
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o primeiro comentário que li a isto é "será que o facebook pensa que os seus utilizadores são estúpidos"? hã. pensa, não, são-no de facto, a ver pela facilidade com que se irritam com notícias falsas, acreditam em informação embusteira e clicam em links fraudulentos só pela promessa de ver um par de mamocas ou rendidos ao "blá blá blá NÃO ACREDITA NO QUE ACONTECEU A SEGUIR!" ou crentes na mudança de cor do site. a seguir à etiqueta #sátira vêm as etiquetas #fake, #hoax e #treta?

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Why Does This Comic Book Hero Appear On So Many New Guinea War Shields?

Why Does This Comic Book Hero Appear On So Many New Guinea War Shields? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Lee Falk's hero the Phantom made his comic book debut in February 1936, but he also appears on dozens of traditional war shields made by people from the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea between the 1960s and 1980s. Why?
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ah, cultos de carga...

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By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech

By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
According to a new report that looks at how continuing improvements to artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society, 'robotic sex partners will become commonplace' by 2025. A large portion of the report also focuses on how AI and robotics will impact both blue- and white-collar workers, with about 50% of the polled experts stating that robots will displace more human jobs than they create by 2025.

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ISIS: A Short History

ISIS: A Short History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The terrorist group's evolution from fervid fantasy to death cult
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