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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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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Next Big Future: Russia's unmanned next generation fighter is being based off the MIG Skat Stealth UCAV prototype

Next Big Future: Russia's unmanned next generation fighter is being based off the MIG Skat Stealth UCAV prototype | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Filtered for cats and bears (16 Jan., 2015, at Interconnected)

Samsung meaning three stars
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Regarding Manmade Nature | Karrie Jacobs

Regarding Manmade Nature | Karrie Jacobs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Karrie Jacobs, writer: architecture, design, travel, cities. The Itinerant Urbanist: A blog about cities, buildings, and the spaces in-between.
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VIRTUAL ILLUSION: O alto custo do barato

VIRTUAL ILLUSION: O alto custo do barato | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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"as long as we get what we want, do we care?" do alto preço do barato.

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JF Ptak Science Books: Millions of Miles of Hole-Filled Paper--Dystopia, Entertainment, Vonnegut and Prison

JF Ptak Science Books: Millions of Miles of Hole-Filled Paper--Dystopia, Entertainment, Vonnegut and Prison | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books {Part of this blog's History of Holes and History of the Future series.] There is a certain layered, geological dystopic quality to the images of these men laboring at producing piano rolls for player pianos (and...
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Apple Supports Charlie Hebdo And Free Speech, Just Not In Its App Store

Apple Supports Charlie Hebdo And Free Speech, Just Not In Its App Store | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley is committed to the idea of free speech ... in theory.
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Next Big Future: Artificial Intelligence will be central to US Sixth Generation Fighter with Design analysis ramping up this year

Next Big Future: Artificial Intelligence will be central to US Sixth Generation Fighter with Design analysis ramping up this year | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Europe’s Lapse of Reason

Europe’s Lapse of Reason | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
But this economic madness cannot continue forever. Democracy will not permit it. But how much more pain will Europe have to endure before reason is restored?
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"But this economic madness cannot continue forever. Democracy will not permit it. But how much more pain will Europe have to endure before reason is restored?
Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/european-union-austerity-backlash-by-joseph-e--stiglitz-2015-01#DO8Fxo1efebCExkT.99";

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The Charlie Hebdo attack was a strike against free speech. So why is the response more surveillance?

The Charlie Hebdo attack was a strike against free speech. So why is the response more surveillance? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Trevor Timm: Let’s not avenge the deaths of journalists by trying to curtail the very rights for which the world has praised them
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It sounds incredible but the Pillars of Creation don't exist anymore

It sounds incredible but the Pillars of Creation don't exist anymore | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This week NASA published new astonishing high definition images of the famous Pillars of Creation—two 4-light-year-tall columns located in the Eagle Nebula, 7,000 light years from here, first photographed in 1995. The only problem is that the pillars don't exist—they were destroyed more than a thousand years ago.
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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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Graphic clearly shows human pressure on Earth reaching critical level

Graphic clearly shows human pressure on Earth reaching critical level | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Using 24 key social, economic, and environmental indicators, our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes has created a dashboard that shows how human pressure on planet Earth is reaching critical level. Fast. The acceleration shown over the last 60 years is absolutely crazy. Zoom in. Freak out.
Artur Coelho's insight:

repitam comigo: os mercados é que são importantes. criar condições para os mercados é fundamental. sustentabilizar as sinergias no sistema financeiro é o acto responsável que implica reformismos empreendedoristas. 

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How the Camera Doomed Google Glass

How the Camera Doomed Google Glass | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
By including a recording device, the first-gen smart specs went from dorky to disturbing.
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24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog

24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
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"7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it."

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This is What Orion Looks Like Naked

This is What Orion Looks Like Naked | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's amazing how effective the thermal shield of NASA's Orion spacecraft is. With all of the back shell panels removed for a viewing by Kennedy Space Center workers, you can hardly see any heat-related damage under the skin of the spacecraft.
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The fascinating, frightening drones and robots of CES 2015

The fascinating, frightening drones and robots of CES 2015 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
At CES 2015 you could hardly turn your head without smacking into a 4K display, but finding a robot companion takes a bit of legwork. Luckily, we trolled
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David Cameron: Empower U.K. Spies to Read All Communications

David Cameron: Empower U.K. Spies to Read All Communications | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Britain's conservative leader is proposing counterterrorism measures that are dangerous and unworkable.
Artur Coelho's insight:

je suis charlie. e em nome disso deixem-me lá ver o que é que vocês andam a dizer nos espaços privados...

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Next Big Future: Russia should start serial production of the T-50 PAK-FA air superiority fighter jet this year

Next Big Future: Russia should start serial production of the T-50 PAK-FA air superiority fighter jet this year | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Forbidden Places & Subterranean Secrets of 10 Big Cities - Urban Ghosts

The Forbidden Places & Subterranean Secrets of 10 Big Cities - Urban Ghosts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Cities are steeped in history and have many hidden corners to be peeled back like layers of an onion through the ages, revealing their subterranean secrets,
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JF Ptak Science Books: Massiveopolis: Filling in the North Sea (1930)

JF Ptak Science Books: Massiveopolis: Filling in the North Sea (1930) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2378 This is part of a series of Mega-Massive Invisible Engineering, the Filling-it-In Section. Other examples from this series not necessarily filling-stuff-up include: Astroengineering at Colossally-Advanced Super-Levels: the Dyson1 Sphere I saw on Star Trek...
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Adam Shatz: Moral Clarity

Adam Shatz: Moral Clarity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After 9/11, Le Monde declared: ‘Nous sommes tous Américains.’ The love affair was short-lived: as soon as the French declined to join the war against Iraq, American pundits called them ‘cheese-eating surrender monkeys’ and French fries were renamed ‘freedom fries’. When Obama took office, relations warmed, but the tables were turned: the new administration in […]
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