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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Hiroshima : John Hersey : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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22 Awesome Rotary Phones: Beautiful Relics of a Bygone Era

22 Awesome Rotary Phones: Beautiful Relics of a Bygone Era | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's possible that some of you have never seen a rotary phone in real life.
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102 Spectacular Nonfiction Stories from 2012 | Byliner Anthologies

102 Spectacular Nonfiction Stories from 2012 | Byliner Anthologies | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Conor Friedersdorf's annual collection of the very best that journalism has to offer.
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For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga
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Monsanto hired mercenary Blackwater to infiltrate anti-GMO groups

Monsanto hired mercenary Blackwater to infiltrate anti-GMO groups | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Documents reveal that Blackwater has been busy expanding its corporate reach by providing intelligence services for agencies such as the Canadian Military, Netherlands Police and corporations like Monsanto.

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serviços secretos privados? 

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Techno Viking and the curse of internet celebrity | Fruzsina Eordogh

Techno Viking and the curse of internet celebrity | Fruzsina Eordogh | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Chinese-made unmanned vehicle passes freeway test | KurzweilAI

Chinese-made unmanned vehicle passes freeway test | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Unmanned military vehicle passes 114-km freeway test (credit: China.org) An unmanned vehicle designed by Military Transportation University of the PLA
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Will Europe Be the Last Superpower? (Don’t Laugh!)

Will Europe Be the Last Superpower? (Don’t Laugh!) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“A decade of war is now ending,” President Obama declared on Monday. Maybe that's true in America, but it isn't true anywhere else. Extremists are still plotting acts of terror.
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Actual Facebook Graph Searches

Actual Facebook Graph Searches | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Compiled by @tomscott. Don't worry, we'll all be used to this in a few weeks' time. Send in your...
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Will America's Next War Be in the Pacific?

Will America's Next War Be in the Pacific? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Escalating tensions among China, Japan and the U.S. could ignite armed conflict -- and sink the global economy.
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Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than 'Privacy'

Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than 'Privacy' | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Obscurity is a protective state that can further a number of goals, such as autonomy, self-fulfillment, socialization, and relative freedom from the abuse of power.
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Sophie In North Korea

Sophie In North Korea | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Dissent in 2013: Subversively Reviewing Predator Drones on Amazon.com

Dissent in 2013: Subversively Reviewing Predator Drones on Amazon.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the online retailer's product review section, an impromptu challenge to President Obama's kill list and 'signature strikes'.
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Lebbeus Woods 1940—2012: Tributes to a fearless creator of worlds - Architecture - Domus

Lebbeus Woods 1940—2012: Tributes to a fearless creator of worlds - Architecture - Domus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Steven Holl, Zaha Hadid, Neil M. Denari, Christoph A. Kumpusch, Thom Mayne and ten other friends, admirers and collaborators remember visionary architect Lebbeus Woods.
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Escapist Landscape Art From Inside America's Prisons

Escapist Landscape Art From Inside America's Prisons | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The paintings that hide and decorate the lives of the incarcerated
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3D-TV, Automated Cooking and Robot Housemaids: Walter Cronkite Tours the Home of 2001

3D-TV, Automated Cooking and Robot Housemaids: Walter Cronkite Tours the Home of 2001 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1967, the most trusted man in America investigated the lifestyle of the 21st century
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Chicks Dig the Ride: My Favorite Cars from Sci-Fi

Chicks Dig the Ride: My Favorite Cars from Sci-Fi | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Now see here, kids: Right outta the gate, I’m warning you that there will be no Transformers on my list! (“It’s a car! It’s a robot! What is it?!”) I prefer vehicles that have an ‘identity,’ and they know it.
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Humanoid Robot In Development That Acts Like One Year Old

Humanoid Robot In Development That Acts Like One Year Old | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A university-led collaboration to develop social robots has publicly unveiled its work in progress: a robotic one-year-old boy.
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vintage_ads: Body = Machine: A Series

vintage_ads: Body = Machine: A Series | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of my favorite ad tropes is the Body=Machine/Body=Factory idea, because the imagery is often more detailed and also more hilarious than in most ads.
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Rise of the Drones | NOVA

Premieres Wednesday, January 23rd at 9PM/8c on PBS. www.pbs.org/nova/drones Drones. These unmanned flying robots -- some as large as jumbo jets, others as sm...
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Dark Roasted Blend: Totalitarian Architecture of the Soviet Union

Dark Roasted Blend: Totalitarian Architecture of the Soviet Union | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Operation Unthinkable - Even With Nuclear Weapons Western Powers Had No way to Free Eastern Europe by Force of Arms

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Gorgeous Gripen - Flight Image of the Day

Gorgeous Gripen - Flight Image of the Day | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The headline should say it all. A fantastic shot on the Saab website of its Gripen over the mountains. Just lovely. Saab...
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Do your online activities define you? | Open thread

Do your online activities define you? | Open thread | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
the internet is actually a part of the real world. " Or do you think people's identities will always be more strongly linked to what they do in the real world?"
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