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What is the role of interaction design in the world of AI?

What is the role of interaction design in the world of AI? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Totally self-serving question. But weren't you wondering it? In a recent chat I had with Intel’s Futurist-Prime Genevieve Bell (we’re like, totally buds), she pointed out that Western c...
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Millennium Project releases ’2015–16 State of the Future’ report | KurzweilAI

Millennium Project releases ’2015–16 State of the Future’ report | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Millennium Project released today its annual 2015-16 State of the Future report, listing global trends on 28 indicators of progress and regress, new
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All These Jaw-Dropping Airplane Images Were Taken By This Flying Photog

All These Jaw-Dropping Airplane Images Were Taken By This Flying Photog | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tyson Rininger’s name is synonymous with incredible aviation imagery. For over 20 years his work has been seen on the cover of magazines, the pages of aerospace books and above the dates on showcase calendars. His affair with aviation doesn’t stop at the viewfinder, loving all things air show related, Tyson was even a wing walker with the American Barnstormers.
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Why So Many Countries Are Building Airstrips on These Remote Islands

Why So Many Countries Are Building Airstrips on These Remote Islands | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Spratly islands are not a natural spot for a layover. They are isolated—tiny, shallow islands spread out over a huge chunk of the South China Sea. So why are so many nations rushing to construct airline runways and other infrastructure there?
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Why Aren't There More Women Futurists?

Why Aren't There More Women Futurists? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A gender imbalance among prognosticators means the road ahead looks a whole lot like Tomorrowland—and not in a good way.
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Watch These Hyper Rare Vietnam-Era Jets Light Up The Sky Over Oshkosh

Watch These Hyper Rare Vietnam-Era Jets Light Up The Sky Over Oshkosh | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It was a hell of a year for Vietnam-era jet aircraft at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Not only did the USAF’s QF-4 perform at sunset, but one of the amazing demonstrations included an A-4, MiG-17 and the world’s only flyable F-100 Super Sabre ripping the skies apart in front of thousands of awestruck spectators.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/b-52-makes-cha... B-52 Makes Challenging Landing To Visit Oshkosh On Historic Anniversary B-52 Makes Challenging Landing To Visit Oshkosh On H
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The Windows Start menu saga, from 1993 to today

The Windows Start menu saga, from 1993 to today | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of Windows 10's biggest "new" features has a pedigree that spans two decades.
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Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Our original version had an auto-firing system,” he explains. “But all of our customers asked for safeguards to be implemented. Technologically it wasn’t a problem for us. But they were concerned the gun might make a mistake.”
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eek: "“Our original version had an auto-firing system,” he explains. “But all of our customers asked for safeguards to be implemented. Technologically it wasn’t a problem for us. But they were concerned the gun might make a mistake.”"

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Before the Internet, This Archaic Machine Is How Photos Were Transmitted

Before the Internet, This Archaic Machine Is How Photos Were Transmitted | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Well before the internet made it a breeze to instantly send a photo from one side of the world to the other, this ancient-looking machine, the United Press International UPI Model 16-S, scanned black and white photos and sent them across the globe via phone lines.
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This Is What Happens When You Dissolve an Antacid On the Space Station

This Is What Happens When You Dissolve an Antacid On the Space Station | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Drop an antacid into water here on Earth and you’ve got yourself a glass of fizzy water. Do the same thing up on the space station, and you’ve just made yourself a disco ball.
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gravity disco ball!

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My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers

My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Duncan Campbell spent 30 years — and risked his freedom — uncovering the secrets of U.S. and British eavesdropping, including the existence of ECHELON, one of the biggest spy scandals of the Cold War. Now, thanks to Edward Snowden, he has proof of ECHELON's existence.
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Sci-Fi LX - apontamentos e pensamentos de uma palestra

Sci-Fi LX - apontamentos  e pensamentos de uma palestra | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Daqui a pouco já passou quase um mês, mas, como foi curta a minha passagem no evento, também pouco terei a dizer do evento que não tenha já sido dito (ver comentários em Intergalacticrobot ou em aC...
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The Chinese Lingerie Venders of Egypt

The Chinese Lingerie Venders of Egypt | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the most conservative parts of the country, Muslim women buy body stockings and G-strings from Chinese dealers.
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death becomes her — blazepress: This Beautiful Planetarium Watch...

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“This Beautiful Planetarium Watch Puts the Solar System on Your Wrist
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Is This Semi-Autonomous Mini Submarine The SEALs' Next Super Weapon?

Is This Semi-Autonomous Mini Submarine The SEALs' Next Super Weapon? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
U.S. Navy SEALs have to infiltrate and exfiltrate from some of the most hostile areas on earth, and often times they travel underwater to do so. The Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) has been used in various configurations for decades for this mission, and after previous tries to replace it, a group with an incredible maritime tech pedigree thinks they have the solution.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/confessions-of... Confessions Of A U.S. Navy Submarine Officer Confessions Of A U.S. Navy Sub
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Beauties and their Bombers: Meet the “Top Gun” Heroines of WW2

Beauties and their Bombers: Meet the “Top Gun” Heroines of WW2 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The term war hero doesn't usually bring to mind images of it-girls or front page glamour shots... But the ladies of the female section of the British Air T
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Exit Interview: I'm A Crypto-Specialist Working To Secure the Internet For A Billion People

Exit Interview: I'm A Crypto-Specialist Working To Secure the Internet For A Billion People | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s 2015, and living half your life online is unavoidable. Our personal computers have become like extensions of our brains and bodies, portals to a world...
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The process of launching a nuclear missile is completely riveting

The process of launching a nuclear missile is completely riveting | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This video is more intense and more suspenseful and got me more scared than any movie I’ve watched this year. Veritasium dug into the actual process involved in launching a nuclear missile from its silo and the retro-tech combined with its quaint fail safes and cute ignition all under the backdrop of the disastrous power of a nuke, makes for a truly captivating watch.
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The Unsafe House — Matter — Medium

The Unsafe House - Matter - Medium
The narco pulled three steel thermoses out of his desk. The flasks were the size and shape of mortar rounds.
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