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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Men's Journal Magazine - Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear

Men's Journal Magazine - Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Advice from celebrities and experts about the best gear and travel destinations plus guides to men's fitness, food, drinks, style and outdoor adventure from Men's Journal
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How Computers Could Change Pure Mathematics

How Computers Could Change Pure Mathematics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Herbert Simon, the Nobel-prize winning economist, was a techno-enthusiast. In 1956 he predicted that, “within 10 years, computers would beat the world chess champion, compose ‘aesthetically satisfying’ original music, and prove new mathematical theorems.” His timing was off: Chess had to wait more than 40 years before Deep Blue beat...
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The New Tech Disruption: Murdering Businesses and Haunting Their Corpses

The New Tech Disruption: Murdering Businesses and Haunting Their Corpses | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We only sleep at night because Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Elon Musk don't want our businesses. Yet.
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Bruce Sterling Closing Talk

World traveler, science fiction author, journalist, and future-focused design critic Bruce Sterling spins the globe a few rounds as he wraps up the Interactive Conference with his peculiar view of the
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é outra vez aquela altura do ano: da talk de encerramento do sxsw pelo bruce sterling. quais serão os insights deste ano?

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The Marlboro Men of Chernivtsi - The Morning News

The Marlboro Men of Chernivtsi - The Morning News | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Where there’s smoke, there’s smuggling. Before the Ukrainian border became a dangerous war zone, it was a profitable bootlegging arena.
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Memory in the Flesh: Can memories survive outside the brain?

After performing controversial memory experiments in the ‘50s and ‘60s, psychologist James V. McConnell’s reputation never recovered. His proposal — that memories could live on outside the brain —...
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Inside New York City's Most Mysterious Architectural Time Capsule

Inside New York City's Most Mysterious Architectural Time Capsule | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For the past half century, 190 Bowery has been a legend. The six-story, 72-room former bank building on the fringes of SoHo looked like a war zone on the outside, crumbling and covered in graffiti. And the inside, the home of a photographer with insane real estate luck—well—nobody really knew what was inside. Until now.
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The Cold Rim of the World

The Cold Rim of the World | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The rise and fall of Pyramiden, a Russian mining town located in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Google ditched the steering wheel because people are unreliable

Google ditched the steering wheel because people are unreliable | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
people are unreliable
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"people are unreliable" é um dos mantras da google,onde os algoritmos reinam supremos, sem esses incómodos morais trazidos pela ineficiência humana.

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Warren Ellis Answers Your Questions About The Future

Warren Ellis Answers Your Questions About The Future | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Author, comics legend and uncanny futurist Warren Ellis has gifted us with his insight into your pressing questions about the coming days of tech, free speech, the music industry, space travel, which Earthbound species is most likely to have alien origins, and much, much more.
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Virtualized Air Force war games put Top Gun to shame

Virtualized Air Force war games put Top Gun to shame | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Every year for the past four decades, the US Air Force and its NATO allies have staged a series of mock battles -- dubbed Red Flag events -- to provide s
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Secret Nazi lair believed discovered in remote Argentine jungle, where Third Reich leaders fled

Secret Nazi lair believed discovered in remote Argentine jungle, where Third Reich leaders fled | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Nazi escape routes known as “ratlines” during the fall of the Third Reich led to some remote, unexpected places.
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Next Big Future: Several China's Spratly Islands are several times larger than largest natural Spratly island

Next Big Future: Several China's Spratly Islands are several times larger than largest natural Spratly island | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film

At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What happens when a tech company is left for dead but the people left behind refuse to give up? At Kodak, the answer is to mine its patents for gold. (With video.)
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1960s Interviews With Buckminster Fuller About His Life, Animated

1960s Interviews With Buckminster Fuller About His Life, Animated | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Between 1965 and 1970, radio broadcaster Studs Terkel held multiple interviews with designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller, exploring Fuller's life, his ideas, and what he hoped to accomplish. Recently, the creators of Blank on Blank edited together some of those interviews and set them to animation.
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This factory robot is small, precise and human-friendly

This factory robot is small, precise and human-friendly | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Picture a typical factory robot in your head and you'll probably see a cold, unsympathetic arm performing relatively simple tasks. You may want to shake
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Geneticists Discover That Britons Still Live in Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

Geneticists Discover That Britons Still Live in Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
(Maps via the Daily Telegraph)In the early Fifth Century, the Romans left Britain permanently. This left the Britons vulnerable, so the Anglo-Saxon tribes invaded. The somewhat Romanized British peoples fought back, giving birth to the legend of King Arthur. But they were ultimately defeated and much of Great Britain fell under the rule of these Germanic nations.Then, in 1066, the Normans came and gradually ended Anglo-Saxon independence. It’s been almost a millennium since William the Bas
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A Brief History of Astronaut Fashion

A Brief History of Astronaut Fashion | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The space suit of the future is being designed in—where else?—Brooklyn.
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Nature’s library of Platonic forms – Andreas Wagner – Aeon

Nature’s library of Platonic forms – Andreas Wagner – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It seemed Darwin had banished biological essences – yet evolution would fail without nature’s library of Platonic forms
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