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World War I in Photos: Introduction

World War I in Photos: Introduction | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century.
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Neil Gaiman's Journal: Why defend freedom of icky speech?

Neil Gaiman's Journal: Why defend freedom of icky speech? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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tl;dr: porque o meu icky speech é diferente do teu icky speech, e se começarmos a censurar todos os icky speeches quando dermos por nós não haverá nem icky nem speech. 

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BruceS — welcometobusinesstown: new #businesstown...

BruceS — welcometobusinesstown: new #businesstown... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
welcometobusinesstown:
“ new #businesstown resident: The Ghost Blogger /

*The color-coordinated gecko toe shoes are an excellent touch
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sim, ghost blogging (ou ghost social media writer) é um emprego dos dias de hoje. 

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Davos: WPP boss says economic equality does not bring prosperity

Davos: WPP boss says economic equality does not bring prosperity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sir Martin Sorrell responding to IMF chief Christine Lagarde’s comments that gap between rich and poor was damaging global prosperity
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a cara dele diz tudo: "não sou suficientemente bilionário".

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Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes

Bad Graphic Design Puns For Designer In-Jokes | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Spending hours laboring over an InDesign template can feel like thankless work, especially when your team of oh-so-gifted writers don't understand the concept of a word limit. But at least while you're shedding bitter tears for butchered layouts, these design puns will give you something else to groan about.
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10 Better Books by the Authors You Read in School

10 Better Books by the Authors You Read in School | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of alternative books to read from 10 frequently assigned classic authors.
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a moveable feast como melhor do que o velho e o mar em hemingway? srsly?

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This Is The Fish Researchers Found Living Underneath 2,400 Feet Of Ice

This Is The Fish Researchers Found Living Underneath 2,400 Feet Of Ice | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After drilling down through almost half a mile in solid ice on a glacial shelf in Antarctica, scientists found something surprising. There was something alive swimming in the just over 30 feet of water: this strange, clear fish.
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Take a Tour of a 1964 Underground Fallout Home

Take a Tour of a 1964 Underground Fallout Home | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I found this little gem of a photo series on my weekly fish through the LIFE archives, accompanied by just a few clues to the full story behind it. Filed u
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a doçura pequeno-burguesa debaixo da radiação do cogumelo atómico. 

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The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why

The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
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BusinessTown

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An ongoing project attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven, venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated. With apologies to Richard Scarry.
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The New Aesthetic — "NOT JUST A PRETTY ROBOT, SHE’S ARTIFICIAL...

"NOT JUST A PRETTY ROBOT, SHE’S ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE."
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They put a Pirate Party MEP in charge of EU copyright reform: you won't believe awesomesauce that followed

They put a Pirate Party MEP in charge of EU copyright reform: you won't believe awesomesauce that followed | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Where there’s smoke

Where there’s smoke | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.
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The Davos oligarchs are right to fear the world they’ve made

The Davos oligarchs are right to fear the world they’ve made | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Seumas Milne: Escalating inequality is the work of a global elite that will resist every challenge to its vested interests
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BruceS — *Comets have dunes.  Who the hell would have ever...

BruceS — *Comets have dunes.  Who the hell would have ever... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*Comets have dunes. Who the hell would have ever imagined a dune on a comet? Thank goodness for the scientific method, which deigns to encounter reality.
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The Ultimate Low Earth Orbit Workspace

The Ultimate Low Earth Orbit Workspace | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Check out the office digs aboard the International Space Station.
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já a vista da janela do meu gabinete é um pouco menos interessante. 

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BruceS — http://marcelokrasilcic.blogspot.it/2013/09/elle-ro...

BruceS — http://marcelokrasilcic.blogspot.it/2013/09/elle-ro... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
http://marcelokrasilcic.blogspot.it/2013/09/elle-robot.html
*Italian culture and its response to robots; part of a design research series
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Next Big Future: UK Taranis unmanned combat aircraft demostrator likely basis for post-2030 UK airforce

Next Big Future: UK Taranis unmanned combat aircraft demostrator likely basis for post-2030 UK airforce | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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‘Cobots’ enhance robotic manufacturing | KurzweilAI

‘Cobots’ enhance robotic manufacturing | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Baxter, introduced in 2012 by the company Rethink Robotics, is a two-armed robot with a tablet-like panel for its eyes. (Credit: Rethink Robotics,
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Google and Elon Musk to Decide What Is Good for Humanity | WIRED

Google and Elon Musk to Decide What Is Good for Humanity | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The recently published Future of Life Institute (FLI) letter “Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence,” signed by hundreds of AI researchers in addition to Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, many representing government regulators and some sitting on committees with names like “Presidential Panel on Long Term AI future,” offers a program professing to…
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How NASA Plans to Explore Mars With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

How NASA Plans to Explore Mars With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
During Microsoft's demo of its fascinating holographic headset HoloLens today, the company barely mentioned the coolest way it's already using it: to develop software with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that will let scientists explore and work on the Red Planet remotely.
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A Premonition of the Digital Humanities, Fifty Years Ago? | WIRED

A Premonition of the Digital Humanities, Fifty Years Ago? | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1964, the great science fiction writer Stanisław Lem published his philosophical magnum opus Summa Technologiae. But it wasn’t translated into English (from Polish) until two years ago. Lem’s book is an exhilarating take on the future of humanity. It jumps from idea to idea throughout science and technology, with such sections as “The Statistics of…
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