Outbreaks of Futurity
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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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90s Nostalgia Sells So Well Because We're Chasing Fleeting Happiness

90s Nostalgia Sells So Well Because We're Chasing Fleeting Happiness | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nostalgia is both fuzzy and insanely lucrative.
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Portraits of the Earth-Moon System

Portraits of the Earth-Moon System | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Images of the Earth and Moon together, some from as far away as 100 million miles.
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Along the North Korean Border

Along the North Korean Border | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Photographs from the past few years of North Koreans seen just over the border from parts of China and South Korea
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#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What began as an attempt at a simpler life quickly became a life-style brand. 
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How Google Book Search Got Lost – Backchannel

How Google Book Search Got Lost – Backchannel | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Books can do anything. As Franz Kafka once said, “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” It was Kafka, wasn’t it? Google confirms this. But where did he say it? Google offers links to…
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The Blood of the Crab

The Blood of the Crab | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Horseshoe Crab blood is an irreplaceable medical marvel, and biomedical companies are bleeding thousands of crabs and throwing them back in the ocean. Can this creature that's been around since the dinosaurs be saved?
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Is Our Common Humanity a Discovery or an Invention?

Is Our Common Humanity a Discovery or an Invention? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Siep Stuurman, a Dutch intellectual historian, won’t be familiar to most American readers. Before The Invention of Humanity, his only book published in English was a biography—and a celebration—of another little-known author, the French Cartesian philosopher François Poullain de la Barre
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Detroit's Golden Age Left Us a Limited Supply of Jewels Made From Car Paint

Detroit's Golden Age Left Us a Limited Supply of Jewels Made From Car Paint | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sloppy automotive painting created some truly psychedelic gemstones.
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The Army could save hydrogen cars from a premature death

The Army could save hydrogen cars from a premature death | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Over the past 25 years, hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) have been the butt of countless jokes in the automotive industry. Many critics see the technology a
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Arcs, Sets, Circles

Arcs, Sets, Circles | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Images: Via the Getty Research Institute]. Thanks to some “newly digitized” versions of the classic Encyclopédie edited by Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d’Alembert, and Robert Bénard—among others—I …
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Hieronymus Bosch action figures are the greatest thing from any dimension

Hieronymus Bosch action figures are the greatest thing from any dimension | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Fantastical, mystical worlds of a Medieval Dutch artist are now in glorious plastic.
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Despite delays, Boeing’s Starliner moving steadily toward the launch pad

Despite delays, Boeing’s Starliner moving steadily toward the launch pad | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The real publicity prize will come from the first launch of US astronauts from US soil.
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Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?
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Jet-Age Chic

Jet-Age Chic | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The TWA terminal at JFK airport was an icon of mid-century cool. Now it’s being reincarnated as a hotel.
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European Union is a Superpower and it’s going to remain one for decades to come! – Europa SF – The European Speculative Fiction portal

European Union is a Superpower and it’s going to remain one for decades to come! – Europa SF – The European Speculative Fiction portal | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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About One Million casualties on US- South Korea side in Second Korean War | NextBigFuture.com

About One Million casualties on US- South Korea side in Second Korean War | NextBigFuture.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
About One Million casualties on US- South Korea side in Second Korean War
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Entry Maze

Entry Maze | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: Via India Times]. In order to comply with a new regulation that drinking establishments must be “at least 500m away from state and national highways,” a bar in India has apparently installe…
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Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longe
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RealDoll's first sex robot took me to the uncanny valley

RealDoll's first sex robot took me to the uncanny valley | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
During my four-hour visit to the birthplace of the RealDoll, the frighteningly life-like full-body sex toy, I've seen mounds of silicone vaginas, sheets o
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It's Full of Stars — FIRST COMMERCIAL AIRLOCK TO BE INSTALLED ON ISS...

It's Full of Stars — FIRST COMMERCIAL AIRLOCK TO BE INSTALLED ON ISS... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
FIRST COMMERCIAL AIRLOCK TO BE INSTALLED ON ISS“NanoRacks will be working with Boeing to develop the air lock. The plan is for the aluminum dome-shaped unit to launch on a NASA cargo missio
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Guy Documents His 17-Day Journey Aboard Cargo Ship From Europe To Miami

Guy Documents His 17-Day Journey Aboard Cargo Ship From Europe To Miami | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Old timey tales of the sea often included stories of sailors who stowed away aboard ships in order to escape their problems and score free passage to another country, often with dire yet action packed consequences.But adventurer Tal Oran, aka "The Travelling Clatt", didn't need to smuggle himself aboard this cargo ship or fight the crew to stay aboard- he just had to pay about $900 and submit himself to the solitude for a 17-day cargo "cruise"(YouTube Link)Tal began his bizarre journey in Portugal an
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Trolls Are Winning the Internet, Technologists Say

Trolls Are Winning the Internet, Technologists Say | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
And they're pushing the rest of us toward a “Potemkin internet,” a mere shell of the web we know today.
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