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Will the technology of the future even be recognizable to us?

Will the technology of the future even be recognizable to us? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The baby in this video understands an iPad, but she doesn't know how to read a magazine -- and that could have some serious implications for the tech of the future.
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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The Vietnam War, Part I: Early Years and Escalation

The Vietnam War, Part I: Early Years and Escalation | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, in March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam, the first American combat troops on the ground in a conflict that had been building for decades.
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Every TV news report on the economy

Every TV news report on the economy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
From Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, here's how every single news report on the economy plays out:



Dennis and Pamela People are
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genial, esta.

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The 1980s: An Era of Computerphobia

The 1980s: An Era of Computerphobia | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When the machine became ubiquitous in homes across America, a new kind of anxiety captivated consumers.
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The Instagram Account Dedicated to Finding Blade Runner In Reality

The Instagram Account Dedicated to Finding Blade Runner In Reality | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Instagram account bladerunnerreality is dedicated to taking photos of the world that look like they could be straight out of Blade Runner. Is the knowledge that we are sort of living in Blade Runner comforting or distressing?
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​How To Fight Fire With Nuclear Bombs

​How To Fight Fire With Nuclear Bombs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the 1960s and 1970s, the United States attempted to improve the image of nuclear bombs by using them for public works. This went about as poorly as you'd suspect.
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Robot 'baby' links posture to learning - Futurity

Robot 'baby' links posture to learning - Futurity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Using an "infant" robot and real babies, researchers have discovered that posture may be a critical factor in the early stages of memory and learning.
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BruceS — atomic-flash: Helen Soros works the new pneumatic...

BruceS — atomic-flash: Helen Soros works the new pneumatic... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
atomic-flash:
“Helen Soros works the new pneumatic tube system to take cash at Marshall Fields store in Chicago, November 1947
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This video is proof that Tokyo is the most unique city in the world

This video is proof that Tokyo is the most unique city in the world | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Japan can be both traditional and effortlessly modern, but most of all it's unique. The chaos and quirks and creativity and energy of Tokyo all combine to create a city filled with things that exist nowhere else. Tokyo is an original and this video by Takuya Hosogane does a fantastic job capturing that.
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Disarm and Modernize

Disarm and Modernize | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the early decades of the Cold War, NATO made arrangements to bury what were known as atomic demolition munitions (in essence, nuclear mines) at…
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The Girls on Shit Duty

The Girls on Shit Duty | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A weeklong trip filled with deep-fried shore meals does funny things to a man’s insides. When you have to clean up the grisly aftermath, all you can do is laugh.
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Russell Davies: Nothing is True and Everything is Possible

the new Kremlin won’t make the same mistake the old Soviet Union did: it will never let TV become dull. The task is to synthesise Soviet control with Western entertainment. Twenty-first-century Ostankino mixes show business and propaganda, ratings with authoritarianism."
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"the new Kremlin won’t make the same mistake the old Soviet Union did: it will never let TV become dull. The task is to synthesise Soviet control with Western entertainment. Twenty-first-century Ostankino mixes show business and propaganda, ratings with authoritarianism.""

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Men's Journal Magazine - Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear

Men's Journal Magazine - Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Advice from celebrities and experts about the best gear and travel destinations plus guides to men's fitness, food, drinks, style and outdoor adventure from Men's Journal
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How Computers Could Change Pure Mathematics

How Computers Could Change Pure Mathematics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Herbert Simon, the Nobel-prize winning economist, was a techno-enthusiast. In 1956 he predicted that, “within 10 years, computers would beat the world chess champion, compose ‘aesthetically satisfying’ original music, and prove new mathematical theorems.” His timing was off: Chess had to wait more than 40 years before Deep Blue beat...
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'Optimistic' Predictions From 1950 That Warned of the Coming Dystopia

'Optimistic' Predictions From 1950 That Warned of the Coming Dystopia | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's so easy for us to look back at old predictions for the future and see them as quaint or overly optimistic. But when we take a closer look--when we stop to really process what's going on in these predictions--we often find that they weren't merely silly or naive. They were warning of the horrific, dystopian future to come.
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Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt – Aeon

Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Robots came to Europe before the dawn of the mechanical age. To a medieval world, they were indistinguishable from magic
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ecosfera: O caso do anúncio encriptado e outras histórias do Primeiro de Janeiro

ecosfera: O caso do anúncio encriptado e outras histórias do Primeiro de Janeiro | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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THE RISE OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing platform

THE RISE OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing platform | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Android is now one of the biggest computing platforms in the world. But it wasn't easy to get the industry to buy into Andy Rubin's radical vision.
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BruceS — *Holy cow, the idoru girl-group at SXSW2015 is...

*Holy cow, the idoru girl-group at SXSW2015 is beating it to a pulp with the projection-mapping.
*Also the robot camera-moves in the elaborate post-production for the YouTube aren’t half...
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The Sad Decline of Florida's Space Coast | WIRED

The Sad Decline of Florida's Space Coast | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The shuttle program may have ended, but dreams of space can be found all over the Florida coast.
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leitura ballardiana da manhã.

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The Big Picture: Russia readies Soyuz rockets ahead of ISS mission

The Big Picture: Russia readies Soyuz rockets ahead of ISS mission | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When American astronaut Scott Kelly Russian Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka leave Earth for their 12 month stay on the International Spa
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this is rocket science.

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A Lâmpada Mágica: Lido: Brancos Estúpidos

A Lâmpada Mágica: Lido: Brancos Estúpidos | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mas a verdade é que muito daquilo por que estamos a passar hoje, com a crise financeira que fez estoirar as dívidas soberanas, com o florescimento de um conservadorismo extremo e asqueroso, tanto nos EUA como na Europa, que tantas vezes traz à memória ecos tenebrosos de um passado que devia estar morto, enterrado e coberto com cal-viva, têm sólidas raízes em gente, factos e atitudes que Moore aqui descreve à sua maneira colorida.
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"Mas a verdade é que muito daquilo por que estamos a passar hoje, com a crise financeira que fez estoirar as dívidas soberanas, com o florescimento de um conservadorismo extremo e asqueroso, tanto nos EUA como na Europa, que tantas vezes traz à memória ecos tenebrosos de um passado que devia estar morto, enterrado e coberto com cal-viva, têm sólidas raízes em gente, factos e atitudes que Moore aqui descreve à sua maneira colorida."

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‘I Would Prefer Not To’: The Origins of the White Collar Worker

‘I Would Prefer Not To’: The Origins of the White Collar Worker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Before the Civil War, the clerk was "a small but unusual phenomenon." By the end of the 19th century, clerical workers were a social force to be reckoned with. This is the story of their rise.
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Secret Nazi lair believed discovered in remote Argentine jungle, where Third Reich leaders fled

Secret Nazi lair believed discovered in remote Argentine jungle, where Third Reich leaders fled | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Nazi escape routes known as “ratlines” during the fall of the Third Reich led to some remote, unexpected places.
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