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 Secret Swimming Pools of the Paris Catacombs

The Secret Swimming Pools of the Paris Catacombs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It felt like the pavements of Paris could have melted this month. The city's swimming pools were filled with splashing bodies and escape from the heat seemed
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What Microsoft's HoloLens Tech Might Actually Look Like

What Microsoft's HoloLens Tech Might Actually Look Like | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s HoloLens tech is impressive, but it’s hard to get across what it looks like to people who aren’t wearing the glasses when they’re not, well, wearing the glasses. So the company whipped up this demo video to help.
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Sexy Arcade Game Advertisements From The 1980s

Sexy Arcade Game Advertisements From The 1980s | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Somewhere along the way video games became child’s play in the minds of consumer groups and ratings boards, but back in the radically square 8-bit arcade days there were way more adults playing games than kids.The arcade game ads of yore were cheesy in all the right ways, with garish art and big haired models who look completely out of place standing near an arcade cabinet, let alone trying to play a video game (gasp!):Explore the seamy underbelly of early arcade game advertising with this
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The Selfie and the Self: How Facebook's Rainbow Filters Relate to Art History

The Selfie and the Self: How Facebook's Rainbow Filters Relate to Art History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
At the end of June, millions of users changed their profile pictures to show support for same-sex marriage—rooting themselves in a portraiture tradition that’s long used symbols to define and express identity.
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Filtered for coherent narratives ( 6 Jul., 2015, at Interconnected)

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"The Phantom Time Hypothesis suggests that the early Middle Ages (614-911 A.D.) never happened the implication of which is that Charlemagne was a fictional character and that the year is not 2015, but actually 1718. Somebody jumped the calendar forward; documents were forged."

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In Russia, selfie takes you, prompts official “safety selfie” warning

In Russia, selfie takes you, prompts official “safety selfie” warning | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After injuries and deaths, citizens warned not to take selfies with guns, tigers.
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When They Take Europe Away From Me

When They Take Europe Away From Me | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The message is clear: if you stumble, the shackles will be clapped on where you lay.  And because of that, I believe, soon, I will no longer be a European.  
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"The message is clear: if you stumble, the shackles will be clapped on where you lay.  And because of that, I believe, soon, I will no longer be a European.  "

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The IBM 1620, an affordable “scientific computer” from 1959.

The IBM 1620, an affordable “scientific computer” from 1959. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Some users gave it the acronym CADET: "Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try."
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Oh God, Someone Ran Fear and Loathing Through Google's Neural Network

Oh God, Someone Ran Fear and Loathing Through Google's Neural Network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens when you run a movie about acid trips through the acid trip generator? Fear and Loathing in your worst nightmares, that’s what.
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unleash psicadelia.

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No Exit

No Exit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Slightly more surprising is that not a single welfare state in the union has enlarged its provisions for the working-class and the poor. On the contrary, every single one has found new ways to roll them back, with Britain’s peppy New Labour raising university fees (and worse), and dour Germany successfully repressing wage growth far below its historical ratio with increased productivity.
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indícios do cadáver da ideia de união europeia: "Slightly more surprising is that not a single welfare state in the union has enlarged its provisions for the working-class and the poor. On the contrary, every single one has found new ways to roll them back, with Britain’s peppy New Labour raising university fees (and worse), and dour Germany successfully repressing wage growth far below its historical ratio with increased productivity."

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China's Unsettling Stock Market Collapse

China's Unsettling Stock Market Collapse | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As the world frets over Greece, a separate crisis looms in China.
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Pirate MEP’s copyright reforms voted in by Europarl with “Right of Panorama” intact

Pirate MEP’s copyright reforms voted in by Europarl with “Right of Panorama” intact | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Molly Crabapple’s dystopian take on The Great New York Stock Exchange Outage of July, 2015

Molly Crabapple’s dystopian take on The Great New York Stock Exchange Outage of July, 2015 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“I was met by fires in the streets, the screams of the dying tourists and the shouts of former traders offering sacrifices to their new gods...”
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The Age of Creepiness - The New Yorker

The Age of Creepiness - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Are creeps to our current era what anxiety was to postwar life? Maybe, but the analysis of creepiness can be creepy itself.
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The New Aesthetic — Google Self-driving car encounters woman in a...

Google Self-driving car encounters woman in a wheelchair chasing a duck.
Via Kottke - How Google’s self-driving car sees the road, via Tom T.
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Interviews: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Question - Slashdot

Interviews: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Question - Slashdot | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The whole "Singularity" kind of event? Yeah, it's science fiction, and not very good SciFi at that, in my opinion. Unending exponential growth? What drugs are those people on? I mean, really..
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essencialmente, suplementos vitamínicos: "The whole "Singularity" kind of event? Yeah, it's science fiction, and not very good SciFi at that, in my opinion. Unending exponential growth? What drugs are those people on? I mean, really.."

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Dividing 1 by This Big Number Gives You the Fibonacci Sequence. Why?

Dividing 1 by This Big Number Gives You the Fibonacci Sequence. Why? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After dividing 1 by 999-quattuordecillion (a number that’s 48 integers long), you get the Fibonacci sequence presented in neat, 24-digit strings. Here’s why that happens.
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Nonlinear warfare - A new system of political control 2014 Adam Curtis - YouTube

**New Adam Curtis Film** ripped from Charlie Brooker's 2014 wipe documents Putin’s adviser Vladislav Surkov Nonlinear warfare - A new system of political con...
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How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines by Tim Flannery

How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines by Tim Flannery | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Driven by ongoing technological innovations, the exploration of the “nanoverse,” as the realm of the minuscule is often termed, continues to gather pace.
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Before Radios, Pilots Navigated by Giant Concrete Arrows

Before Radios, Pilots Navigated by Giant Concrete Arrows | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Across the United States, from Los Angeles to New York, lies a network of mostly forgotten infrastructure, a system that was obsolete before it was ever...
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Boeing's New Laser Gun Could Be a Game-Changer for U.S. Soldiers -- The Motley Fool

Boeing's New Laser Gun Could Be a Game-Changer for U.S. Soldiers --  The Motley Fool | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Could this be the invention that helps to revive Boeing's defense business?
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Check Out Russia's New Spaceport Being Built

Check Out Russia's New Spaceport Being Built | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Preparing to abandon Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is knee deep in building their new spaceport, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome (Eastern Spaceport) in the Russian Far East.
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