Outbreaks of Futurity
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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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The Man Who Invented Sports Television’s “Honey Shot”

The Man Who Invented Sports Television’s “Honey Shot” | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Robin van Persie’s diving header was great and everything, but the most impressive maneuver of the 2014 World Cup came in the opening round match between Iran and Nigeria. In the 79th minute of a scoreless draw, the FIFA cameraman panned, zoomed, and navigated his way through a sea of...
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no fundo, tem a ver com o prazer de ver coisas redondas aos saltos... 

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The Beckoning Cats of Gotoku-ji Temple | For 91 Days in Tokyo – Travel Blog

The Beckoning Cats of Gotoku-ji Temple | For 91 Days in Tokyo – Travel Blog | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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aaaaarhg!

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In 1938, the New York Times Thought Disney Toys Would Save the U.S. Economy

In 1938,  the New York Times Thought Disney Toys Would Save the U.S. Economy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Snow White dolls were the wearables of the 1930s.
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pois, futurólogos, oráculos e áugures. raramente acertam.

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Nipsters: The German Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Hipper Face on Hate | Culture News | Rolling Stone

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hã? como disse?

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Are hovercrafts and giant wheels the future of North Korean architecture?

Are hovercrafts and giant wheels the future of North Korean architecture? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

Giant spinning wheels and flying hovercrafts: What happens when a North Korean architect is given free rein to design what he or she likes?


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e a coreia do norte tem futuro?

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Soldier's Camera and Photos from Battle of The Bulge Found in Foxhole 70 Years Later

Soldier's Camera and Photos from Battle of The Bulge Found in Foxhole 70 Years Later | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Battle of the Bulge is known as one of the most deadly and influential battles of WWII. Taking place over the course of five weeks, this surprise attac
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Dark Roasted Blend: Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 1

Dark Roasted Blend: Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 1 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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venham a mim as criancinhas (I)

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Will the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60? – Linda Marsa – Aeon

Will the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60? – Linda Marsa – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Costly new longevity drugs could help the wealthy live 120 years or more – but will everyone else die young?
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7 Humanoid Toy Robots from the Original Space Age

7 Humanoid Toy Robots from the Original Space Age | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Last week, we learned the rules for the final round of DARPA's Robotics Challenge. It was immediately apparent that we're teetering on the precipice of a futuristic future, where robots can walk around on two legs doing work without human aid. The reality is not unlike the Space Age fantasies from 50 years ago.
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Dear fellow zillionaires: they're coming for us with pitchforks

Dear fellow zillionaires: they're coming for us with pitchforks | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nick Hanauer, a hereditary millionaire who increased the family fortune with some shrewd early dotcom inventions has written an open letter to his fellow "zillionaires" warning that their corruption of the US political system has given rise to an unstable situation of wealth inequality that has turned their potential customers into impoverished pitchfork-wielding revolutionaries who are coming for their heads.
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nem todos os 1% são idiotas. alguns percebem as relações de interdependência com a sociedade em geral. 

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These Soviet Concept Vehicles Are Clearly From An Alternate Universe

These Soviet Concept Vehicles Are Clearly From An Alternate Universe | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
These vehicle designs look like they were made for a Batman movie, or maybe a space adventure. They're the direct result of the futurist bent in Soviet design. And some of them are just insane. We've got a gallery.
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Why has the idea of hell survived so long? – Kathryn Gin Lum – Aeon

Why has the idea of hell survived so long? – Kathryn Gin Lum – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Younger Christians may be ditching doctrines of fire and brimstone – but will Christianity ever get rid of hell entirely?
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Are the Authoritarians Winning? by Michael Ignatieff

Are the Authoritarians Winning? by Michael Ignatieff | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Democracies today are in the middle of a period of envy and despondency. Authoritarian competitors are aglow with arrogant confidence. The Francis Fukuyama moment—when in 1989 Westerners were told that liberal democracy was the final form toward which all political striving was directed—now looks like a quaint artifact of a vanished unipolar moment. For the first time since the end of the cold war, the advance of democratic constitutionalism has stopped
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pelo menos aparentam. e nós por cá gostamos disso. é canga à antiga, que é bom.

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BruceS — Sputniko! スプツニ子! @5putniko is having a hard time...

BruceS — Sputniko! スプツニ子! @5putniko is having a hard time... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sputniko! スプツニ子!
@5putniko is having a hard time reconciling herself to the blatant geek sexism of this female broom-toting robot mascot of the “Artificial Intelligence Journal.”
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How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will | Business | WIRED

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will | Business | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Beneath its slick interface and crystal clear GPS-enabled vision of the world, Google Maps roils with local rivalries, score-settling, and deception.
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The Evolution of the Cell Phone — How Far It's Come!

The Evolution of the Cell Phone — How Far It's Come! | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In April 1973, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper made the first call from a "real handheld portable cell phone," a point he made very clear during that historic conversation with Joel Engel, the head of rival research firm Bell Labs. Fast forward
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(sempre me arrependi de não ter comprado aquele tungsten....)

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The Graffiti That Made Germany Better

The Graffiti That Made Germany Better | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Berlin's architecture blends the tragedy of the past with redemption in the present and renewal in the future.
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An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer (7.7-square-mile) plot for agriculture and...
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porque, como sabemos, o aquecimento global não está provado, é apenas uma teoria sem dados que a sustentem, e não passa de um complot contra o necessário desenvolvimento industrial. aliás, olhem pela janela para este verão cinzento e frio  e digam-me que o aquecimento global existe.... (*ironia, claro, mas sei de membros do conselho nacional de educação que pensam e apregoam isto. let that sink in).

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