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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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US Air Force's flying saucer plans declassified

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Recently declassified documents reveal that the US Air Force was working on a flying saucer-like craft in 1956. "Project 1794" was in research and development at the USAF's Aeronautical Systems...
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Yasusuke Ota: The Abandoned Animals of Fukushima - we make money not art

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Seeing the back of the car

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“I’LL love and protect this car until death do us part,” says Toad, a 17-year-old loser whose life is briefly transformed by a “super fine” 1958 Chevy...
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BLDGBLOG: Lost Rivers

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architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures...
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Reality is a computer projection: physicists | KurzweilAI

Reality is a computer projection: physicists | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Is our reality a projection of information, like the hologram image of Princess Leia projected by R2D2 in Star Wars?
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The Extremely Personal Computer: The Digital Future of Mental Health - Health - The Atlantic

The Extremely Personal Computer: The Digital Future of Mental Health - Health - The Atlantic | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers breaking news, analysis, opinion around politics, business, culture, international, science, technology, national profiles on the official site of the Atlantic Magazine.
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Utopia, transhumanism and entropy | technoscience-future.com

Utopia, transhumanism and entropy | technoscience-future.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

Utopia versus dystopia As soon as people start talking about utopia, ideas about dystopia quickly arise.

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MegaDroid: 300,000 Androids clustered together to study network havoc

MegaDroid: 300,000 Androids clustered together to study network havoc | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
520-node cluster uses x86 build of Android 4.0 on $50,000 worth of hardware.
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Rising Spimes - Charlie's Diary

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It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone 3D-Prints a Gun

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone 3D-Prints a Gun | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The 3D printing gun idea has taken off, but Stratasys, the company who's printers are being used, isn't exactly happy about it.
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How travel limits our minds

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Consumer culture has made us too accustomed to getting only what we want, no more and no less. Experiences are atomised into their component parts, the extraneous excised in an attempt to maximise the impact of the parts we prefer, with no thought to how their context changes them. But if you only ever get what you know you already want, serendipity is denied and the richness of experience is reduced to the button-pushing delivery of crude hits of fun, excitement, novelty or reassurance, often consumed in the private bubble of home or headphone.

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The 12 Best Gadgets You Didn’t Buy

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Somewhere in an alternate universe, the Earth 2 version of me is typing this article on a brand new Commodore Amiga sipping from a can of Crystal Pepsi when his Palm Pre 4 buzzes with a new CU-SeeMe video call.
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Happy Birthday, NASA! Here's What Might Have Happened If You Were Never Born

Happy Birthday, NASA! Here's What Might Have Happened If You Were Never Born | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our space program almost ended up under the control of the Atomic Energy Committee and the precursor to DARPA.
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Predictions From The Father of Science Fiction

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Hugo Gernsback's predictions give us a look at the most radical of technological utopianism from the 1920s...

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Allan Dale Maurer's comment, April 1, 2013 11:10 AM
Hugo was quite the meglomaniac, but he made scifi a distinct publishing genre - not something everyone thinks was great. Some call it a ghetto.
Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, April 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Hugo was very good at predicting coming tech, from radar to TV to microfilm.

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Smartphone of the future will be in your brain - CNN

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Smartphone of the future will be in your brainCNNBut what will the smartphones of the future look like? CNN's artists imagine ... Stewart Scott-Curran. In five years, the Patent Wars are over and Apple emerges victorious.


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Decoding Secret Societies: What Are All Those Old Boys’ Clubs Hiding?

Decoding Secret Societies: What Are All Those Old Boys’ Clubs Hiding? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Their members use secret handshakes and coded language. In temples, they don ancient regalia, helmets, or masks. Thanks to their veils of s...
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Adam as prima materia, pierced by the arrow of...

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Adam as prima materia, pierced by the arrow of Mercurius Adam as prima materia, pierced by the arrow of Mercurius shows a very woody arbor philosophica growing out of a man’s groin. It is from...
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Whitechapel - Jobs of the New Future Grim Meathook Economy

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Why Your Car Isn’t Electric

Why Your Car Isn’t Electric | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
But your refrigerator is. And why the best technology doesn’t always win out.
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MORRISONCON: Magic Advice with Grant Morrison - Comic Book Resources

MORRISONCON: Magic Advice with Grant Morrison - Comic Book Resources | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

"Everyone's got a phone now and the phone is getting smarter and smarter, the phone's getting smaller and smaller, children have them now, so what you're seeing is the development of a prosthesis," Morrison said, explaining phones were evolving alongside humans and slowly merging the two into one. He also cited Stephen Hawking's brain-computer interface as helping speed transhumanism, seeing both things as the beginning of a way of life that would turn humanity into a literal network identical to technological networks, erasing war and all barriers by interconnecting the human race.

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PR2 Learns How To Be a Robobutler Without Destroying Things - IEEE Spectrum

PR2 Learns How To Be a Robobutler Without Destroying Things - IEEE Spectrum | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Untrained humans have trouble moving open drinks around on trays, but new programming makes PR2 a pro...
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Waking Life Movie Transcript

Waking Life Movie Transcript | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Transcript for the wonderful movie Waking Life.
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Your God Is Not Strong | VICE

Your God Is Not Strong | VICE | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Why are omnipotent creators so easily offended?
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The CD Player, and the Commercial CD, Turn 30

The CD Player, and the Commercial CD, Turn 30 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Before they were outmoded, they were The Future.
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The Great New England Vampire Panic

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Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, farmers became convinced that their relatives were returning from the grave to feed on the living...
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