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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David Brin, "Existence" | Talks at Google - YouTube

David Brin is a scientist, best-selling author and tech-futurist. His novels include Earth, The Postman (filmed in 1997) and Hugo Award winners Startide Risi...
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it’s a living

it’s a living | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of my favorite moments in Cubed,Nikil Saval’s lush, funny, and unexpectedly fascinating history of the workplace, comes in a chapter called “The Birth of the Office,” in which the author describes the insane yet rampant “efficiency” craze that began to sweep the nation in 1900. One of its outgrowths was a periodical called System, subtitled A Monthly Magazine for the Man of Affairs. “Each volume,” Saval writes, “had articles proposing new models for the minutiae of office life, whether …
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The health effects of a world without darkness – Rebecca Boyle – Aeon

The health effects of a world without darkness – Rebecca Boyle – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
An eternal electric day is creeping across the globe, but our brains and bodies cannot cope in a world without darkness
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The FBI's Failed Two-Year Campaign Against a Group of Nonviolent Activists in the Midwest | VICE United States

The FBI's Failed Two-Year Campaign Against a Group of Nonviolent Activists in the Midwest | VICE United States | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nearly two dozen people were hauled before a grand jury because an undercover FBI agent said they were talking about revolution.
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From Visionary to the Fringe | The Nation

From Visionary to the Fringe | The Nation | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the 1940s, a curiously enigmatic figure haunted New York City’s great libraries, his mind afire with urgent questions whose resolution might reveal, once and for all, the most ancient secrets of the universe in their crystalline clarity.
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Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death - health - 26 March 2014 - New Scientist

Gunshot victims to be suspended between life and death - health - 26 March 2014 - New Scientist | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Doctors will try to save the lives of 10 patients with knife or gunshot wounds by placing them in suspended animation, buying time to fix their injuries
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The Next Arab-Israeli War Will Be Fought with Drones

The Next Arab-Israeli War Will Be Fought with Drones | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hezbollah, weaponized robots, DIY air forces: An unnerving look at the future of middle east conflicts
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rise of terminator, insha'allah. e nova ideia: drone jihad.

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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Inequality is a feature of the capitalist system, not a bug

Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Inequality is a feature of the capitalist system, not a bug | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Dismal Art

The Dismal Art | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters By Walter A. Friedman • Princeton University Press • 2013 • 268 pages • $29.95 We live in an age that’s drowning in economic forecasts. Banks, investment firms, government agencies:
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Thomas Card Documents Outrageous And Alluring Tokyo Street Style - Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design

Thomas Card Documents Outrageous And Alluring Tokyo Street Style - Beautiful/Decay Artist & Design | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We've always known that as far as street style goes, Tokyo rules. Inhabitants of the city don elaborate outfits and express a strong point of view through their appearance. Photographer Thomas Card's new book Tokyo Adorned highlights more than 130 photos of these iconic looks. From Lolitas to cosplay to Yamanba, he captures girls who wear gas masks, laced top-hats, and plastic backpacks shaped like bat wings.
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Area 51 Black Jets uncovers the history of America's most secret airbase

Area 51 Black Jets uncovers the history of America's most secret airbase | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's a place steeped in mythology, where the most astonishing machines on Earth were tested -- an area so secret that the government didn't officially acknowledge its existence until 2013. Now, Bill Yenne's book Area 51 Black Jets lifts the veil on top secret projects from the 1950s to today.
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Can we design machines to automate ethics? – Tom Chatfield – Aeon

Can we design machines to automate ethics? – Tom Chatfield – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When is it right to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is automated ethics a step too far?
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Is the Internet good or bad? Yes.  — Matter — Medium

Is the Internet good or bad? Yes.  — Matter — Medium | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
TEAR GAS IS A GOOD TEACHER. It taught me that what they say is true: Awful conditions can bring out the best in people.
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Rise of the robots

Rise of the robots | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
ROBOTS came into the world as a literary device whereby the writers and film-makers of the early 20th century could explore their hopes and fears about technology,...
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How to Stop Western Companies From Sending Surveillance Tech to Dictators

How to Stop Western Companies From Sending Surveillance Tech to Dictators | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the last few years, surveillance technology sold to repressive regimes has contributed directly to human rights abuses. “Western technology could immediately be traced back to individuals who had been dragged from their homes and put into prison,” European Parliament Member Marietje Schaake said at a recent event. Increasingly, governments...
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IP in a World Without Scarcity by Mark A. Lemley :: SSRN

IP in a World Without Scarcity by Mark A. Lemley :: SSRN | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Things are valuable because they are scarce. The more abundant they become, they cheaper they become. But a series of technological changes is underway that p
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Capturing the Wacky World of Eastern Europe

Capturing the Wacky World of Eastern Europe | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Although he doesn’t admit it fully, Martin Kollar seems to have a pretty good sense of humor. “Usually, as it is in life, people who make funny films are usually very boring,” he said. “It rarely works the other way around.”
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The Business of Building Roller Coasters

The Business of Building Roller Coasters | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A look at the rough and tumble history of roller coasters and the people who make them happen.
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death becomes her — generic—eric: Max Ernst

death becomes her — generic—eric: Max Ernst | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
generic—eric:
“Max Ernst
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sempre que vejo estas imagens penso: bolas! os dadaístas/surrealistas/cubistas/futuristas intuíram e inventaram a nossa hipermodernidade contemporânea cem anos dela nos levar na avalanche de maravilhosos objectos de desejo tecnológico que expandem as possibilidades do que podemos fazer, aceder, pensar e comunicar.

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Why Does So Much Sci-Fi Take Place in California?

Why Does So Much Sci-Fi Take Place in California? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This essay and map originally appeared in Boom: A Journal of California. Touring around California, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re living in the future, and not just because of the Silicon Valley wizardry that surrounds us all. We also have to thank Hollywood’s movie magic, which has turned...
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