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All the animals come out at night “So this is... - What the Zeitgeist Wants

All the animals come out at night “So this is... - What the Zeitgeist Wants | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
All the animals come out at night
“So this is your wilderness,” says the vampire to her long-distance husband, as he gives her a driving tour of where he lives now. “Detroit.”
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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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The Visual Archive of Devotion and Taboo

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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

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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

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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?

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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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The Differences Between Then And Now, Illustrated

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(Image Link)There’s a lot of talk these days about how things used to be, how we lived before computers and the internet became integral parts of our lives and how the new generation compares to the old.But these differences may not sink in until they’re put into a visual context, relayed in an easy to digest way that succinctly expresses the way it feels to have lived then and now.(Image Link)Bored Panda asked users to submit comics and images that show the Differences Between Now And Then, ...
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The Human Test Patterns Who First Calibrated Color TV

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The white women known in the 1950s as “Miss Color TV” reinforced longstanding hierarchies of gender and race that were built into generations of technologies.
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Soldiers on (Virtual) Patrol

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This is not a drill. In fact, it’s a virtual drill. You’re looking at soldiers from the 35th Engineer Brigade of the Missouri National Guard as they use a VR training tool known as the Dismounted Soldier Training System.
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Classic Films, as Understood by Drones - The New Yorker

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“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

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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

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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

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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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Quote of the Day | Memex 1.1

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“We are told constantly that states can’t do anything, that it’s impossible to regulate the Cayman islands and the other tax havens because they are too powerful, and all of a sudden we send a million soldiers 10,000km from home to allow the emir of Kuwait to keep his oil.”

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The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds - Singularity HUB

The Future of Transportation: Flying Cars, Hyperloop, and Virtual Worlds - Singularity HUB | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
n are taking place this decade.

This post is a look at how they will shape your life, your business and our world.

In 2011, Peter Thiel famously said, "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters…"

Guess what? The flying car is coming, and so is a heck of a lot more.

In this post, I want to explore the latest developments in:

Autonomous Vehicles
Telepresence Robots and Virtual Worlds
Hyperloop
Point-to-Point Aerial Transport
Each of these will change where we live, work and interact.

Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous cars are coming and coming fast. Every major car company has autonomous cars under development. By 2035, it's expected there will be more than 54 million autonomous cars on the road, and this will change everything.

Saved Lives: There are 1.2 million people killed every year in car accidents. Autonomous cars don't drive drunk, don't text, don't have Alzh
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Amazon 'Instant Previews' let friends peek at what you're reading

Amazon 'Instant Previews' let friends peek at what you're reading | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's been a busy day for Amazon, with announcements about its voice tech efforts and, wait for it, a Treasure Truck that offers on-the-go deals to people
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o que é que poderá correr mal. será mesmo que quero que os meus amigos descubram aquela predilecção oculta que tenho por p0rn tentacular entre elfos românticos e alienígenas lascivas? 

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