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synthemas and notes 1

synthemas and notes 1 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Analog polysynthesizers naturally lend themselves towards the alien because they strive and fail at mimetic representation. Possibly in an attempt to thwart this awesome failure, synthesizer music...
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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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Devotional Speleology

Devotional Speleology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Images: Photo by BLDGBLOG]. I’ve been traveling around London, the Adriatic, and the Mediterranean Sea the past few weeks, doing research for a new book, and thus not really using the internet out…
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Lickspittle consigliere: how the super-rich abuse their wealth managers as loyalty tests

Lickspittle consigliere: how the super-rich abuse their wealth managers as loyalty tests | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sociologist Brooke Harrington got her Trust and Estate Planning certification in order to study the super-secretive world of the wealth managers who are in charge of hiding the $21 trillion control…
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BruceS — *What civil war looks like when your neighbor the...

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*What civil war looks like when your neighbo
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How A Rogue 1950s Drone Fiasco Ended With 208 Rockets Fired At Southern California

How A Rogue 1950s Drone Fiasco Ended With 208 Rockets Fired At Southern California | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Aerial drones are a big deal now, especially the idea of drones potentially getting out of control and causing all sorts of shenanigans, some possibly dangerous. While aerial drone issues feel like a very modern problem, the truth is that airbone drones have been causing mischief since at least 1956. It would be pretty hard to beat the drone cluster-fudge of 1956 known as the Battle of Palmdale.
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Watch live: China to launch its second “Heavenly Palace” Thursday morning

Watch live: China to launch its second “Heavenly Palace” Thursday morning | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This smaller laboratory is a precursor to a full-size space station in the 2020s.
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Oil Rig Graveyard

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Discover Oil Rig Graveyard in Scotland: Where the sleeping monsters of Scotland's oil industry are left to rust.
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Sovereign Flocking Algorithms

Sovereign Flocking Algorithms | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: Flocking diagram by “Canadian Arctic sovereignty: Local intervention by flocking UAVs” by Gilles Labonté]. One of many ways to bolster a nation-state’s claim to sovereignty over a remote or…
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Everyone gets the future wrong: Lo and Behold movie review

Everyone gets the future wrong: Lo and Behold movie review | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Werner Herzog’s new documentary hits many of Ars’ sweet spots.
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Next Big Future: China Is Planning a Massive Sea Lab almost two miles underwater

Next Big Future: China Is Planning a Massive Sea Lab almost two miles underwater | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Atomic Light

Atomic Light | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What is most astonishing about this genuine relic of Soviet science that Ortiz Monasterio has brought to light in his photographs is the precarious nature of the installations, the austere conditions in which the scientists worked and lived. None of those immaculate laboratories illuminated by fluorescent lighting that Hollywood has made us come to expect. Unplugged science, I might be tempted to call it, if it were not for the tangles of cables that appear in so many of the images.
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How To Save Mankind From The New Breed Of Killer Robots

How To Save Mankind From The New Breed Of Killer Robots | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Forget about drones, forget about dystopian sci-fi — a terrifying new generation of autonomous weapons is already here. Meet the smal
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Next Big Future: South Koreas 4.5 Gen stealth fighter and other International military cooperation agreements

Next Big Future: South Koreas 4.5 Gen stealth fighter and other International military cooperation agreements | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The robots of war: AI and the future of combat

The robots of war: AI and the future of combat | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The 1983 film WarGames portrayed a young hacker tapping into NORAD's artificial-intelligence-driven nuclear weapons' system. When the hit movie was screene
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TV Critics in 1960 Predicted the Rise of Donald Trump

TV Critics in 1960 Predicted the Rise of Donald Trump | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Half a century ago, media thinkers warned that the television revolution could create a candidate like the Republican nominee. They were right.
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Sub launched Blackwing UAV can control a swarm of unmanned robotic subs and other UAVs

Sub launched Blackwing UAV can control a swarm of unmanned robotic subs and other UAVs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
AeroVironment, a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, announced the United States Nav
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It's Full of Stars — China Launches Its 2nd Space Station China has...

It's Full of Stars — China Launches Its 2nd Space Station China has... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
China Launches Its 2nd Space Station“China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars i
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America's Secret Cold War Mission to Build the First Chinese Computer

America's Secret Cold War Mission to Build the First Chinese Computer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The head of the project hoped the machine would help bring about world peace.
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Remember When People Laughed at the ATLAS Robot When It Fell Over? WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?!

Remember When People Laughed at the ATLAS Robot When It Fell Over? WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?! | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Watching ATLAS evolve and master new skills is as fascinating as watching a child develop. Except the humanoid robot, seen here in the lab at Florida’s Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, is gaining new capabilities faster than any human should be comfortable with.
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Why the Pirate Party could end up running Iceland

With the Icelandic Pirates crushing it in the polls and set to form the next government of a sovereign, carbon-neutral, strategically located nation, it’s worth asking how a party whose two i…
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The Terrorism Tax hits Europe

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This is big news. This is the first large scale demonstration that the "Terrorism Tax" I speculated about back in 2004, actually works. ______________ Liz Alderman at the NYTimes reported that terrorism is squashing Europe's first glimmer of recover
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3 Trends Appear in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016 - Smarter With Gartner

3 Trends Appear in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016 - Smarter With Gartner | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Are blockchain, smart machines, IoT and other emerging technologies on their way up or down the Hype Cycle?
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Sunken Cities

Sunken Cities | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
[Image: Raising a house to help survive future floods; photo by Eliot Dudik, courtesy The New York Times]. The climate change-induced flooding of coastal cities along the U.S. eastern seaboard has …
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Print is not dead

Print is not dead | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The New York Times’ Daniel Victor posted this to the site yesterday, an item soon jokingly hailed as being among the newspaper of record’s greatest hits. A clever blog post given the sw…
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The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of the reasons we have ancient Greek literature at all was the competition between the kings of the Greek Empire. After Alexander the Great expanded the Greek Empire to its apex, regional rulers wanted to display their fitness to succeed him. A library full of classic texts was one way to signal the world that your city was the most educated and cultured. However, those charged with building the collections of their libraries, particularly those of Alexandria and Pergamon, weren’t above usin
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The Mesmerizing Motels of the Atomic Age

The Mesmerizing Motels of the Atomic Age | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
An homage to the distinctive and disappearing architecture of a bygone era
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