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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Longform's Picks of the Week

Longform's Picks of the Week | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The best stories from around the world.
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An Inside Look at Anonymous, the Radical Hacking Collective

An Inside Look at Anonymous, the Radical Hacking Collective | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Anonymous has targeted Middle Eastern dictators, the Church of Scientology, PayPal, and the Ferguson police. Does it do more harm than good? David Kushner reports.
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We can’t let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values

We can’t let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Emily Bell: Accountability must become part of Silicon Valley’s culture and we can’t leave editorial processes down to algorithms
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Where would workers be without labor unions? - Arizona Republic

Where would workers be without labor unions? - Arizona Republic | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

Labor Day falls in an interesting time of our political season, when the primary race ends and the general-election cycle begins. No doubt politicians will praise workers on the day that pays tribute to their contributions to the strength and well-being of our nation, but most candidates likely will avoid mentioning the words union or labor.


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resposta fácil. basta olhar para os primórdios da era industrial. ou para a versão moderna disso, a precarização e trabalho a muito baixo custo: "Unions were in the forefront in the fight for laws and programs we take for granted — Social Security, health insurance, the eight-hour day, overtime pay, pensions, paid vacations, paid holidays, maternity leave, safe-working conditions"

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Expanding Our Perception - YouTube

Techno-Perceptual Expansion: Our tools expand what we see. Learn More: Limits of Human Perception http://psychedelic-information-theory.com/Limits-of-Human-P...
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"to freeze-frame, to hold in stasys the passing moment"

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World War II

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In Focus, a news photography blog on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
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BruceS — What works on the battlegrounds of Ukraine

BruceS — What works on the battlegrounds of Ukraine | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What works on the battlegrounds of Ukraine
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ArchéoSF: L'Assiette au Beurre : A nous l'espace ! (1901)

ArchéoSF: L'Assiette au Beurre : A nous l'espace ! (1901) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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This Could Be The Most Underrated Benefit Of 3D-Printing

This Could Be The Most Underrated Benefit Of 3D-Printing | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We've been hearing promises that 3D-printing could revolutionize almost every aspect of our daily lives, from how we shop to the food that ends up on our plates. But is one of its biggest benefits going to be largely invisible to most of us?
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Acting French

Acting French | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s hard to learn a new language. But it’s way harder to learn a new culture.
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The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nearly two decades before the onset of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II set his imperialistic sights on the Americas. But to establish a presence there, Germany would have to put the U.S. in its place. To that end, it devised not one, but three plans to attack and invade America. Here's how history could have unfolded very differently.
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BruceS — *There’s something to this, but if you take the...

BruceS — *There’s something to this, but if you take the... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*There’s something to this, but if you take the trouble to hang out with actual futurists you’ll see that they don’t really do much of this… On the contrary, they’d glance at that image on the bottom...
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An American in ISIS's Retweet Army

An American in ISIS's Retweet Army | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How the extremist group turns social networks into echo chambers
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Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here - IEEE Spectrum

Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here - IEEE Spectrum | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A briefcase-size radio weapon could wreak havoc in our networked world
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Under New Management

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The coast of Honduras could be the site of a radical experiment: one in which foreign investors bankroll a quasi-sovereign city. Backers say it will lift the region out of poverty -- but residents are anything but convinced.
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cidades-estado privatizadas. o que é que poderá correr mal? "Sometimes called "charter cities" or "model cities," these zones would be quasi-sovereign entities built on Honduran soil with backing from foreign investors."

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​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism

​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Robots entering the workplace isn’t even really about robots; it's about capitalism.
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Princesses Without Borders

Princesses Without Borders | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The long, weird, tangled history of starting your own country.
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Urban Explorers Document Kiev Metro Like You've Never Seen it Before - Urban Ghosts

Urban Explorers Document Kiev Metro Like You've Never Seen it Before - Urban Ghosts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Kiev Metro is one of the deepest and most dangerous subways in the world. Now urban explorers have infiltrated and photographed its futuristic tunnels.

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Three Pathways Into the 1980s | Science Blogs | WIRED

Three Pathways Into the 1980s | Science Blogs | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the 1966-1967 period, NASA began serious planning for its post-Apollo future. Alas, Apollo was widely seen as a means of demonstrating U.S. technological might on the world stage, not as a first small step beyond Earth. Our society’s rapid abandonment of the moon causes me to question whether we have every truly qualified as…
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DARPA's New Initiative Aims to Make Nanoscale Machines a Reality

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For much of history, builders and makers fixated on the monumental—pyramids, cathedrals, skyscrapers, aircraft carriers. Increasingly, however,
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How to become internet famous for $68

How to become internet famous for $68 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of. His eyes fume from his Twitter profile: he is Hollywood-handsome with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” checkmark. Beneath it are numbers to...
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Top Engineer and Futurist: Tomorrow's Robots Might Mercy-Kill Mankind

Top Engineer and Futurist: Tomorrow's Robots Might Mercy-Kill Mankind | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nell Watson is an engineer, a futurist, and the founder and CEO of Poikos. As such, she knows a lot about the machines we use today, and the ones we're planning for tomorrow. And she's worried that the artificial intelligence of the near-future might decide the most benevolent thing to for mankind is to destroy it.
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ah. os futuristas de hoje estão (finalmente) (a sério?) a conceber cenários de que a FC clássica já há muito se cansou...

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The Truth About Hello Kitty - The New Yorker

The Truth About Hello Kitty - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mickey Mouse is not a mouse. If you look very closely at him, you can see that he wears gloves.
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Futurists on Twitter: An analysis of network centrality and authority

Futurists on Twitter: An analysis of network centrality and authority | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To kick off a forthcoming series of network analyses, we have done an analysis of prominent futurists on Twitter. Click here to read more.
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Pyramid of Technology « NextNature.net

Pyramid of Technology « NextNature.net | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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