Outbreaks of Futurity
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Are You “Internet Sexual”? — Matter — Medium

Are You "Internet Sexual"? - Matter - Medium
On Chaturbate, live-cammers go wild and weird. And if you watch it long enough, you realize tech has created a whole new sexual persuasion.
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ATLAS, The Pentagon's Humanoid Robot, Just Got A Major Upgrade

ATLAS, The Pentagon's Humanoid Robot, Just Got A Major Upgrade | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tremble at the sight of the new and improved ATLAS. Redesigned for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, this robot is now stronger, more energy efficient, more dextrous, and quieter than its clunky predecessor. And best of all, it no longer requires a safety tether.
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ainda não é T-1000, mas já esteve mais longe.

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Ericsson Industry Watch – Anything is possible in the Networked Society - YouTube

Many of the solutions we see in today’s Networked Society were seemingly unimaginable not long ago. Innovative ideas and forward-thinking pioneers in ICT hav...
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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient
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prosthetic knowledge — HyperlinkSpace Web project by Emily Eifler is an...

prosthetic knowledge — HyperlinkSpace Web project by Emily Eifler is an... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
HyperlinkSpace
Web project by Emily Eifler is an early proof-of-concept demonstration of the potential of WebVR as a future Net Art medium. A video demonstration is embedded below (which features some...
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We Are Hyper Cacher: What's Next for French Jews

We Are Hyper Cacher: What's Next for French Jews | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For French Jews, the choice between France and Israel is no choice at all.
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Mystery Cosmic Radio Burst Caught in Real-Time For the First Time Ever

Mystery Cosmic Radio Burst Caught in Real-Time For the First Time Ever | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A huge, short burst of radio waves tearing through space has been caught in real time for the first time ever--and it could help scientists work out where these mysterious cosmic bursts come from. Until now, we only knew of these bursts from historical data.
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Salman Rushdie on Charlie Hebdo: freedom of speech can only be absolute

Salman Rushdie on Charlie Hebdo: freedom of speech can only be absolute | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Author who faced Iranian death edict over The Satanic Verses expresses anger at vilification of murdered magazine staff
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Strange Visions of the Hyper-Congested Megacities of the Future | WIRED

Strange Visions of the Hyper-Congested Megacities of the Future | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Photographer Marcus Lyon’s images of crammed megacities and never ending highways might make you feel like going off the grid—at least for a little while. In his series BRICs, Exodus, and Timeout, he creates images that are large-scale visions of globalization and human activity worldwide. The photos aren’t actual shots of Moscow or Mumbai, but composites of hundreds of images to make you feel overwhelmed by the sheer power and size of it all.
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Druckversion - The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway.
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Edge.org: 2015 : WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK?

Edge.org: 2015 : WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
2015 : WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK?
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a pergunta anual da edge promete....

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What will a crowdsourced message say to ET? – Sarah Scoles – Aeon

What will a crowdsourced message say to ET? – Sarah Scoles – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our latest message to ET could be full of LOLcats and celebs. Even assuming anyone’s listening, is that the best we can do?
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After the Paris attacks: It’s time for a new Enlightenment | Pankaj Mishra

After the Paris attacks: It’s time for a new Enlightenment | Pankaj Mishra | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The long read: We must move past the tired debate that pits the modern west against its backward other and recover the Enlightenment ideal of rigorous self-criticism
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8 razões para ler (livros a sério) - Resposta ao SOL

8 razões para ler (livros a sério) - Resposta ao SOL | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Esta semana o Sol publicou um artigo intitulado 8 razões para ler (livros a sério). De acordo com o texto, esta lista tem como base um outro artigo:A Time decidiu fazer uma lista de oito razões para deixar os e-books, as sms, os chats e os comentários...
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Here's a Shocking Visualization of the Planet's Rising Temperatures

Here's a Shocking Visualization of the Planet's Rising Temperatures | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Last week, NASA and NOAA announced that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history. This animation by Bloomberg brings that finding into sharp focus.
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Seeing the Sort: The Aesthetic and Industrial Defense of “The Algorithm”

Seeing the Sort: The Aesthetic and Industrial Defense of “The Algorithm” | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Christian Sandvig Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies and School of Information, University of Michigan In the 1960s, computer programmers at TRW wrote to a leading journal to ...
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Cops Have Used a Secret Radar That "Sees" Through Walls for Two Years

Cops Have Used a Secret Radar That "Sees" Through Walls for Two Years | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new device that can "see" through walls using radio waves started stirring up privacy concerns in a federal appeals court just last month. And it's about damn time; according to a recent report from USA Today, over 50 law enforcement agencies have secretly been using the new radars for the past two years.
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Fish on ecstasy: Runoff from music festival contaminates rivers

Fish on ecstasy: Runoff from music festival contaminates rivers | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Post-fest analysis also found caffeine, ketamine, other substances in river.
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Next Big Future: Some of the Weapons that make Israel a top arms exporter

Next Big Future: Some of the Weapons that make Israel a top arms exporter | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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La satira “intollerabile” di Charlie Hebdo contro il politicamente corretto

La satira “intollerabile” di Charlie Hebdo contro il politicamente corretto | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
L'ultimo numero di Charlie Hebdo un inno alla libertà di espressione, alla laicità, alla dissacrazione. Impossibile in un paese come l'Italia.
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Bertrand Russell ne descrive un altro in un breve saggio del 1928, intitolato La recrudescenza del Puritanesimo: “l’indignazione morale” dice il filosofo gallese, “è una delle più pericolose forze nel mondo moderno, tanto più perché può sempre essere dirottata verso usi sinistri da coloro che controllano la propaganda”. 

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The matte paintings of the original Star Wars trilogy and their creators

The matte paintings of the original Star Wars trilogy and their creators | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Before the computing era, ILM was the master of oil matte painting, making audiences believe that some of the sets in the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogy were real when they weren't. They were the work of geniuses like Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie.
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Welcome to the Future According to VICE | VICE | Canada

Welcome to the Future According to VICE | VICE | Canada | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A series of essays about how the world is going to change in the next few years, from drugs to terrorism, plastic surgery to video games.
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Next Big Future: Japan's ATD-X Stealth fighter software glitch and comparison of 5th Gen Fighters

Next Big Future: Japan's ATD-X Stealth fighter software glitch and comparison of 5th Gen Fighters | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Virtues of Know-Nothing Criticism – The Los Angeles Review...

The Virtues of Know-Nothing Criticism – The Los Angeles Review... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Illustration by Michael Hawthorne. RECENTLY I WROTE a story about Star Wars and science fiction for The Atlantic. The comments section, as these things will, featured a large number of people telling me that I was unqualified to write about the topic because I hadn’t read enough sci-fi...
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