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The FBI's Failed Two-Year Campaign Against a Group of Nonviolent Activists in the Midwest | VICE United States

The FBI's Failed Two-Year Campaign Against a Group of Nonviolent Activists in the Midwest | VICE United States | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nearly two dozen people were hauled before a grand jury because an undercover FBI agent said they were talking about revolution.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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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 Facebook Data Scientists Might Track All Those Rainbow Profile Photos

How Facebook Data Scientists Might Track All Those Rainbow Profile Photos | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The social network is learning more about its users than they might realize.
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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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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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Man Spies on a Suburban Town With Its Own Security Camera | WIRED

Man Spies on a Suburban Town With Its Own Security Camera | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Accessing a surveillance camera, Andrew Hammerand becomes Big Brother over one small Midwestern town.
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JF Ptak Science Books: Putting the "IF" in "LIFE": Welcome to Dystopia! (1950)

JF Ptak Science Books: Putting the "IF" in "LIFE": Welcome to Dystopia! (1950) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2486 So, grazing my way through a random issue of America's magazine, LIFE, for August 28, 1950, I was struck by the profound amount of unhappy welcome-to-your-stinking-future-you-poor-stinking-sod articles contained in its heavy and mostly colorful...
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China’s Strangest Metropolis

China’s Strangest Metropolis | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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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