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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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I Guerra Mundial no Museu do Combatente

I Guerra Mundial no Museu do Combatente | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Exposição temática que simula a vida dos soldados portugueses numa trincheira da I Guerra Mundial, todos os dias, no Museu do Combatente. Entre 15 de...
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How Color Shapes Our Lives

How Color Shapes Our Lives | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The social, historical, and evolutionary signals of colors. Plus, a video that shows how Newton arbitrarily named the colors of the rainbow.
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The Towering Glory and Infinite Weirdness of Post-Soviet Architecture

The Towering Glory and Infinite Weirdness of Post-Soviet Architecture | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
These surreal photographs from Frank Herfort's Imperial Pomp - Post Soviet Highrise series show us the strangest post-Soviet buildings of Kazakhstan, Belarus and Russia.
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Welcome to the Age of the Bionic Superbug

Welcome to the Age of the Bionic Superbug | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Like a silent bionic army, the era of the cyborg has crept upon us. Or so a group of reviewers said recently when they evaluated where the science of cyborgs has led.
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Design Fiction: Cisco "Internet of Everything Circle Story" | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com

Design Fiction: Cisco "Internet of Everything Circle Story" | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*Really working' the corporate diegetic prototypes there. Published on Jan 9, 2014 The Internet of Everything is changing everything. Tomorrow Starts Here:
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ah, flatpack presents.

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Lovecraftian rant about the horrors of Blackboard

Lovecraftian rant about the horrors of Blackboard | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever had the misfortune to attend or work at an academic institution that uses the horrible classroom software Blackboard knows that it is a worse-than-useless exercise in technological sadism that is responsible for more pain and...
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A 3D window into living cells, no dye required | KurzweilAI

A 3D window into living cells, no dye required | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A new 3D imaging technique for live cells uses a conventional microscope to capture image slices throughout the depth of the cell, then computationally renders
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Morbid Anatomy: Anatomical Votives and Milagros: A Guest Post by Anatomical Artist Emily Evans

Morbid Anatomy: Anatomical Votives and Milagros: A Guest Post by Anatomical Artist Emily Evans | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Wired ti racconta "Il mondo nel 2014" - Wired

Wired ti racconta "Il mondo nel 2014" - Wired | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Quali saranno le innovazioni dell'anno appena iniziato. Wired le racconta ne “Il mondo nel 2014”, uno speciale numero interattivo per iPad del magazine, scaricabile gratuitamente sull'App store
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parece mais intrigante do que wired uk the world in 2014, que é sonho molhado de neoliberais tecnófilos...

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The Greatest Rocket Scientist Who Ever Lived

The Greatest Rocket Scientist Who Ever Lived | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A fringe thinker is someone who thinks outside the box. Sometimes they even invent their own box and then think outside of that.
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The Pleasure and Pain of Speed - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus

The Pleasure and Pain of Speed - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How long is now? According to Google, not much less than 250 milliseconds. In 2008, the company presented a research report that examined…
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Report: Global Freedom Has Been Declining for Nearly a Decade

Report: Global Freedom Has Been Declining for Nearly a Decade | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A third of the world's population lives in countries without political rights and civil liberties, according to a new study.
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e isto não inclui os países sob domínio dos ideólogos austeritários,essencialmente outra forma de limitar liberdades, mais subtil do que com a ponta da baioneta mas igualmente arrasadora. e desesperante.

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Porsche's first car, in 1898, was electric

Porsche's first car,  in 1898,  was electric | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The first car developed by Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the namesake sports-car company in 1948, was unveiled in Stuttgart on Monday.
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This 1998 Video Sends You Inside The Web to Learn About Evil Cyberpunks

This 1998 Video Sends You Inside The Web to Learn About Evil Cyberpunks | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Websploitation videos of the 1990s had it all: sex, violence, and crudely animated viruses chasing you in a Tron-like hellscape from which you'll never escape.
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cuidado, cyberpunks! o meu dia não ficaria completo sem a visão de um tipo em pijama a surfar o ciberespaço 3d dos anos 90 numa prancha de skate. quem fez isto andou a tomar o quê?

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What Can 1914 Tell Us About 2014?

What Can 1914 Tell Us About 2014? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God—looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.
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Land Art of the Anthropocene

Land Art of the Anthropocene | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
"Publish your morning walk somewhere." To study humans' interaction with their environment is not just the responsibility of historians or geologists, but of artists and technologists as well.
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Why the hyper-rich turn into crybabies when "one percent" is invoked

Why the hyper-rich turn into crybabies when "one percent" is invoked | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published a letter by Tom Perkins (the "Perkins" in the venture capital firm "Kleiner Perkins") in which he compared rhetoric about the unjust riches of the "1 percent" to the events of Kristallnacht, the...
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Ptak Science Books: The First Personal Computer (?)--"Simon", 1950

Ptak Science Books: The First Personal Computer (?)--"Simon", 1950 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The first exposure of the American public in general to a "personal computer" may have been in this issue of the Scientific American for November 1950--an article called "Simple Simon" by the very busy Edmund Berkeley.
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Internet of Things: The “Basket of Remotes” Problem

Internet of Things: The “Basket of Remotes” Problem | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
TweetBe Sociable, Share! Tweet Related columns: The Internet of Things: Look, It Must Work Tweet  For twenty-five years, we’ve been promised a thoroughly connected world in which our “things” become smarter, safer and save energy.
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"The management of any large corporation’s energy, environment, and safety requires IT professionals whose raison d’être is the mastery of technology. (In my fantasy, I’d eavesdrop on Google’s hypergalactic control center, the corporate Internet of Things that manage the company’s 10 million servers…)"

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Does the Violence in Ukraine Signal the End of the Color Revolutions?

Does the Violence in Ukraine Signal the End of the Color Revolutions? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
WARSAW—The Ukrainian parliament recently passed legislation directly modeled on Russian precedents. The laws curb demonstrations, using language broad enough to apply to almost any gathering.
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Spy Technologies

Spy Technologies | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How real-life technologies inspired the gadgets and gizmos seen in spy movies…
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