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Why Making Technology Easier to Use Isn't Always Good

Why Making Technology Easier to Use Isn't Always Good | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We must take seriously our need to be challenged, or face the danger of living more productive but less satisfying lives.
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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MoMA's digital art vault

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Ben Fino-Radin of MoMA's Department of Conservation wrote a brief post about how the museum manages their digital artworks, incl
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How Capitalism Created 'Cool'

How Capitalism Created 'Cool' | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
, we buy products that reflect who we are and how we want others to think of us as well. We do so because the medial prefrontal cortex houses our affiliative impulses and consumption taps into our social life and most basic social instincts.
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", we buy products that reflect who we are and how we want others to think of us as well. We do so because the medial prefrontal cortex houses our affiliative impulses and consumption taps into our social life and most basic social instincts."

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Why Billie Holiday Still Matters

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New albums from Cassandra Wilson and Jose James consider the jazz great's legacy on her hundredth birthday.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » The concierge economy

"“In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st-century servant.”“In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st-century servant.”

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"“In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st-century servant.”"

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KILSWITCH Android tablet delivers airstrikes in four minutes

KILSWITCH Android tablet delivers airstrikes in four minutes | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For years, American Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) have been forced to call in their Close Air Support (aka airstrike) requests using radios a
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uber para bombardeamentos?

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Flash crashes. Glitches in the trading system - we make money not art

Flash crashes. Glitches in the trading system - we make money not art | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The volume of trade goes far beyond human physical perceptions. These bots are so fast, they can flood the market with millions of fake information to confuse and hide their true investments. The process is called quote stuffing.
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"The volume of trade goes far beyond human physical perceptions. These bots are so fast, they can flood the market with millions of fake information to confuse and hide their true investments. The process is called quote stuffing."

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How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union - Issue 23: Dominoes - Nautilus

How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union - Issue 23: Dominoes - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1950, with the Cold War in full swing, Soviet journalists were looking desperately for something to help them fill their anti-American…
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The High-Stakes World of High-End Yo Yos

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The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.
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A Look at the Tefifon, Germany's Doomed 1950s Music Player 

After World War II, people in the U.S. started buying vinyl and record players more than ever before. But over in West Germany, another music player took off: the Tefifon.
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Europe's combat UAV takes to the skies over Italy

Europe's combat UAV takes to the skies over Italy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After nearly a decade of design and development, the first full-size nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator is ready for operational test
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World's Oldest Stone Tools Found, Predate Homo Genus By 500,000 Years

World's Oldest Stone Tools Found, Predate Homo Genus By 500,000 Years | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Researchers working in Kenya's archaeologically prolific Lake Turkana region claim to have uncovered a set of 3.3-million-year-old stone tools. That's 700,000 years older than the previous record, and predates evidence for the evolutionary origins of the genus Homo by half a million years.
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2015’s Most Electrifying Emerging Tech? World Economic Forum Releases Annual List

2015’s Most Electrifying Emerging Tech? World Economic Forum Releases Annual List | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Writing lists forecasting technology is a bit like writing science fiction. Prerequisites include intimate knowledge of the bleeding edge of
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Three Visions of Human Space Settlement

Three Visions of Human Space Settlement - Space + Anthropology - Medium
You may have seen images of NASA’s 1970s space colony artwork. But you’ve never seen them like this, as full size, high …

Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
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Christine Lagarde Explains Why Women Are Better Leaders Than Men

Christine Lagarde Explains Why Women Are Better Leaders Than Men | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The IMF chief also says slow global economic growth is the "new mediocre."
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o título original é melhor: "The Lagarde Consensus". e note-se isto: "

We studied … the fiscal adjustments that we demanded in different countries and discovered that the volume and the nature of the effort expected of the Europeans was more than what we expected from the Middle East, for example; from countries like Jordan, Tunisia, or Morocco.” algo traduzível como "é preciso reduzir os cidadãos europeus à pobreza". a bem do consenso neoliberal.

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BLDGBLOG: Everything is Architecture

BLDGBLOG: Everything is Architecture | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It would be like a return to the inhabited bridges of an earlier age —

[Images: (top) Old London Bridge; (bottom) Old London Bridge painted by Peter Jackson.

—only gunmetal grey and prickly with artillery, like a surreal hybridization of Constant's New Babylon and the U.S. Navy.
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"It would be like a return to the inhabited bridges of an earlier age —only gunmetal grey and prickly with artillery, like a surreal hybridization of Constant's New Babylon and the U.S. Navy.

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The Bizarre Window Displays of Soviet Europe | WIRED

The Bizarre Window Displays of Soviet Europe | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Funky shop windows from the Soviet Union show the fall of Communism.
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Hijacking the Hugo Awards Won't Stifle Diversity in Science Fiction

Hijacking the Hugo Awards Won't Stifle Diversity in Science Fiction | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The reality is that much of the stuff you see in film, television, comics, and and children’s cartoons got its start inside the inspired, disruptive halls of science-fiction and fantasy literature.
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awww, os sad puppies chegaram à atlantic. revista que, diga-se, é talvez o único media mainstream a dedicar de forma consistente atenção à ficção científica. e boa observação, esta: "The reality is that much of the stuff you see in film, television, comics, and and children’s cartoons got its start inside the inspired, disruptive halls of science-fiction and fantasy literature."

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What Every Political Rally Photo Op ACTUALLY Looks Like

What Every Political Rally Photo Op ACTUALLY Looks Like | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Cheezburger.com - Crafted from the finest Internets.
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The Next Manhattan Project

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Anticipating cutting-edge scientific research before it happens may be key to protecting against bioterrorism.
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