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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 IBM 1620, an affordable “scientific computer” from 1959.

The IBM 1620, an affordable “scientific computer” from 1959. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Some users gave it the acronym CADET: "Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try."
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Oh God, Someone Ran Fear and Loathing Through Google's Neural Network

Oh God, Someone Ran Fear and Loathing Through Google's Neural Network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what.
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unleash psicadelia.

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No Exit

No Exit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Slightly more surprising is that not a single welfare state in the union has enlarged its provisions for the working-class and the poor. On the contrary, every single one has found new ways to roll them back, with Britain’s peppy New Labour raising university fees (and worse), and dour Germany successfully repressing wage growth far below its historical ratio with increased productivity.
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indícios do cadáver da ideia de união europeia: "Slightly more surprising is that not a single welfare state in the union has enlarged its provisions for the working-class and the poor. On the contrary, every single one has found new ways to roll them back, with Britain’s peppy New Labour raising university fees (and worse), and dour Germany successfully repressing wage growth far below its historical ratio with increased productivity."

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The Visual Archive of Devotion and Taboo

The Visual Archive of Devotion and Taboo | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Timothy Cooper explores taboo toys and 3D printing for cultural memory.
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Internet Shutdowns and State Violence in Syria Related, Shows Research

Internet Shutdowns and State Violence in Syria Related, Shows Research | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the freedom of expression of those affected, communication blackouts during protests are unconscionable. But recent research by Anita Gohdes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim, suggests that Internet shutdowns are becoming part of a toolkit for more violent repression.
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Where Is Today's Supersonic Jet?

Where Is Today's Supersonic Jet? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Was the Concorde a triumph of modern engineering, a metaphor for misplaced 20th-century values, or both?
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Cyber diplomacy: EU dialogue with third countries

Cyber diplomacy: EU dialogue with third countries | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Written by Patryk Pawlak. Graphics by Christian Dietrich The current global debates about the role of governments in internet governance and the application of international law in cyberspace will ...
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BBC Blogs - Adam Curtis

BBC Blogs - Adam Curtis | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Adam Curtis tells stories about modern power, politics and culture using the BBC Archive
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How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines by Tim Flannery

How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines by Tim Flannery | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Driven by ongoing technological innovations, the exploration of the “nanoverse,” as the realm of the minuscule is often termed, continues to gather pace.
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Before Radios, Pilots Navigated by Giant Concrete Arrows

Before Radios, Pilots Navigated by Giant Concrete Arrows | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Across the United States, from Los Angeles to New York, lies a network of mostly forgotten infrastructure, a system that was obsolete before it was ever...
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Boeing's New Laser Gun Could Be a Game-Changer for U.S. Soldiers -- The Motley Fool

Boeing's New Laser Gun Could Be a Game-Changer for U.S. Soldiers --  The Motley Fool | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Could this be the invention that helps to revive Boeing's defense business?
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Check Out Russia's New Spaceport Being Built

Check Out Russia's New Spaceport Being Built | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Preparing to abandon Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is knee deep in building their new spaceport, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome (Eastern Spaceport) in the Russian Far East.
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George Orwell, human resources and the English language

George Orwell, human resources and the English language | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The HR industry misuses language as a sort of low-tech mind control to avert our eyes from office atrocities and keep us fixed on our inboxes
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Where the Roads Have No Name - The New Yorker

Where the Roads Have No Name - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Over decades and centuries, Vermont has become filigreed with rural pathways that hardly anyone but the law can see.
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How to See Infrastructure: A Guide for Seven Billion Primates

How to See Infrastructure: A Guide for Seven Billion Primates | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Infrastructure itself is designed to be kept out of sight, visible only to those with technological access for the purposes of management and security. So why do we go to the effort to make it visible?
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Classic Films, as Understood by Drones - The New Yorker

Classic Films, as Understood by Drones - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Airplane!” (1980): In this zany comedy, a commercial aircraft charts a normal flight path, exhibits some erratic movement upon descent, and lands safely.
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The Race to Build a Quantum Computer

The Race to Build a Quantum Computer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Engineers at IBM and Google claim they're closer than ever to making computers that could process data in days that would take millions of years to flow through today's machines.
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Germany is converting its old military bases into nature reserves. The AP reports that 62 former mil

Germany is converting its old military bases into nature reserves. The AP reports that 62 former mil | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

hey Germany is converting its old military bases into nature reserves. The AP reports that 62 former military bases and training areas will soon provide nearly 80,000 acres of protected land for imperiled wildlife. “The land will be considered protected immediately, even though details are still being worked out on who will look after the wildlife areas and also how to ensure munitions and other military materials have all been cleared away.”

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hey, panzers e caças são redundantes quando se tem banqueiros patriotas... 

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