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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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Is the Premise of Meritocracy Immoral?

Is the Premise of Meritocracy Immoral? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A challenge to the widely held notion that the power of brains is more legitimate than the power of fists.
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Instagrads: What it's like to spend all 4 years of high school on Instagram

Instagrads: What it's like to spend all 4 years of high school on Instagram | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
By Sarah Kessler"You've never heard of 'Man Crush Monday'?"Michael Martin, a recent graduate of Musselman High School in Inwood, West Virginia, has g
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Are Uber Drivers Employees?

Are Uber Drivers Employees? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For companies in the sharing economy, no question is more important—in fact, it’s been the subject of intense legal battles for decades.
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The Differences Between Then And Now, Illustrated

The Differences Between Then And Now, Illustrated | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
(Image Link)There’s a lot of talk these days about how things used to be, how we lived before computers and the internet became integral parts of our lives and how the new generation compares to the old.But these differences may not sink in until they’re put into a visual context, relayed in an easy to digest way that succinctly expresses the way it feels to have lived then and now.(Image Link)Bored Panda asked users to submit comics and images that show the Differences Between Now And Then, ...
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The Human Test Patterns Who First Calibrated Color TV

The Human Test Patterns Who First Calibrated Color TV | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The white women known in the 1950s as “Miss Color TV” reinforced longstanding hierarchies of gender and race that were built into generations of technologies.
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Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol

Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is not a drill. In fact, it’s a virtual drill. You’re looking at soldiers from the 35th Engineer Brigade of the Missouri National Guard as they use a VR training tool known as the Dismounted Soldier Training System.
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Consumer protection aspects of mobile payments

Consumer protection aspects of mobile payments | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Written by Jana Valant Over the next few years, mobile commerce in Europe is expected to grow at an average compound annual rate of 42%. The way in which consumers purchase goods and services is ch...
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The complexity of simplicity | Hannu Rajaniemi | TEDxDanubia - YouTube

Hannu's stories shows how our understanding of science (and the world) changed over time and the exponentially increasing complexities imposed in our lives. ...
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A Visit to the City of Dada - The Los Angeles Review of Books

A Visit to the City of Dada - The Los Angeles Review of Books | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
WHAT WAS DADA? The term paper definition might describe it as a between-the-wars avant-garde art movement started with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, whose challenge to Victorian cultural conventions, penchant for hijinks, and joyous negation would start, shape, inspire, and create...
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prosthetic knowledge — Fairy Lights in Femtoseconds Laser technology...

prosthetic knowledge — Fairy Lights in Femtoseconds Laser technology... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Fairy Lights in FemtosecondsLaser technology developed by the Digital Nature Group have developed a small floating hologram which could be used for volumetric graphics or interfaces:
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Next Big Future: Russia expanding arctic bases and adding antiship and drone batteries

Next Big Future: Russia expanding arctic bases and adding antiship and drone batteries | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Cold War Never Really Ended

The Cold War Never Really Ended | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For the first time in a decade, Russia spent a higher portion of its GDP on defense than the U.S. in 2013.
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China’s Strangest Metropolis

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China’s Strangest Metropolis « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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chungking express?

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Why I'm leaving London

Why I'm leaving London | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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" But London is a city whose two priorities are turning itself into a playground for the most corrupt global elites who are turning neighbourhoods into soulless collections of empty, high-rise safe-deposit boxes in the sky; and continuing to encourage the feckless, reckless criminality of the finance industry (these two facts are not unrelated)."

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Quote of the Day | Memex 1.1

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“We are told constantly that states can’t do anything, that it’s impossible to regulate the Cayman islands and the other tax havens because they are too powerful, and all of a sudden we send a million soldiers 10,000km from home to allow the emir of Kuwait to keep his oil.”

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The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds - Singularity HUB

The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds - Singularity HUB | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
n are taking place this decade.

This post is a look at how they will shape your life, your business and our world.

In 2011, Peter Thiel famously said, "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters…"

Guess what? The flying car is coming, and so is a heck of a lot more.

In this post, I want to explore the latest developments in:

Autonomous Vehicles
Telepresence Robots and Virtual Worlds
Hyperloop
Point-to-Point Aerial Transport
Each of these will change where we live, work and interact.

Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous cars are coming and coming fast. Every major car company has autonomous cars under development. By 2035, it's expected there will be more than 54 million autonomous cars on the road, and this will change everything.

Saved Lives: There are 1.2 million people killed every year in car accidents. Autonomous cars don't drive drunk, don't text, don't have Alzh
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Amazon 'Instant Previews' let friends peek at what you're reading

Amazon 'Instant Previews' let friends peek at what you're reading | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's been a busy day for Amazon, with announcements about its voice tech efforts and, wait for it, a Treasure Truck that offers on-the-go deals to people
Artur Coelho's insight:

o que é que poderá correr mal. será mesmo que quero que os meus amigos descubram aquela predilecção oculta que tenho por p0rn tentacular entre elfos românticos e alienígenas lascivas? 

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The 'Modern Family' Effect: Pop Culture's Role in the Gay-Marriage Revolution

The 'Modern Family' Effect: Pop Culture's Role in the Gay-Marriage Revolution | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
TV has convinced America that same-sex couples can be just like straight ones. What’s next?
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The Ten Least Car-Like Cars Ever Made

The Ten Least Car-Like Cars Ever Made | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our minds have been trained to identify a common shape or design of what a car should be. In the past, automakers have played around with that idea. Here’s what they have come up with.
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How It’s Made Series: Beats By Dre — Bolt Blog — Medium

How It's Made Series: Beats By Dre - Bolt Blog - Medium
Is there more to Beats than meets the eye?
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tl;dr: custo de produção baixíssimo, custo para o consumidor altíssimo. 

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Face-tracking tech knows when you skip church services

Face-tracking tech knows when you skip church services | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
More than two dozen churches around the world have installed a facial-recognition system that monitors which members of the flock have actually shown up
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2015 Ural Sidecar Review: WWII Soviet Tech On (And Off) The Road Today

2015 Ural Sidecar Review: WWII Soviet Tech On (And Off) The Road Today | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of bomber range way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today.
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20 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 20 years | DiscoverMagazine.com

20 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 20 years | DiscoverMagazine.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

ah, rSwept away.

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ah, retro-futurismo...

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