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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5 Reasons Your 1990s Nokia Was the Best Cell Phone Ever - ReadWrite

5 Reasons Your 1990s Nokia Was the Best Cell Phone Ever - ReadWrite | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Nostalgia for the Nokia brick.
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When Will Humans Live on Mars? - YouTube

Earth is the only home we've ever known, and it's treated us well so far. But whether it’s climate change, an apocalyptic asteroid, or some horrifying disast...
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Billionaires, Billionaires, Everywhere

Billionaires, Billionaires, Everywhere | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the years since the recession, the number of those with 10-figure wealth has doubled, while 870 million people remain in dire poverty.
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crise? crise é para a ralé. 

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Fou, Atlantropa, le projet de 1928 d'assécher la Méditerranée - ActuNautique.com

L'homme a parfois des idées hallucinante qui, quand on les redécouvre bien plus tard, semblent totalement surréalistes, tel le projet Atlantropa ! En 1928, l'architecte allemand munichois Herman Sörgel présente ainsi Atlantropa, un projet gigantesque,...
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Watch Apple's Old Newton PDA Try To Keep Up With an iPhone

Watch Apple's Old Newton PDA Try To Keep Up With an iPhone | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's been almost two decades since Apple shuttered its Newton platform, which included handwriting recognition support for personal digital assistants. But it's surprising to see how well the long-forgotten product line has stood the test of time, if not the test of consumer demand.
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#algopop

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Translation app error message
Its been suggested that this is a Google translate error message but I’ve tracked it down to a free app which is currently broken - maybe it relied on the free Google...
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The Birth of the Internet Troll

The Birth of the Internet Troll | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Trolls are shitting all over our internet. You can hardly search for something as innocuous as "dog" on Google without coming across inflammatory attacks on every possible dog-related opinion under the sun. All horrible things have to crawl before they can walk/crush spirits, though. Even trolls.
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JF Ptak Science Books: The Future: Floating, Shining Soot and a SteampunkGod (1834)

JF Ptak Science Books: The Future: Floating, Shining Soot and a SteampunkGod (1834) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2340 [This is a version of an article recently published in the Mensa Bulletin.] The world of possibility is limitless when there are no limits and almost no impossibilities. The history of seeing possibilities in...
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How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read Online | WIRED

How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read Online | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Given that links appear to be more clickable when shared on Facebook, online publishers have scrambled to become savvy gamers of Facebook’s News Feed, seeking to divine the secret rules that push some stories higher than others. But all this genuflection at the altar of Facebook’s algorithms may be but a prelude to a more fundamental shift in how content is produced, shared, and consumed online. Instead of going to all this trouble to get people to click a link on Facebook that takes them somewh
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My Asian Road by Leo Rubinfien

My Asian Road  by Leo Rubinfien | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When I was twenty-five, I returned to Tokyo with the definite aim of making photographs, and animated at once by adventurousness and nostalgia for those early days, I went beyond Japan too, well into China and Southeast Asia.
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The New Aesthetic — @Matt_Macklin7: “The latest in live cross...

The New Aesthetic — @Matt_Macklin7: “The latest in live cross... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
@Matt_Macklin7: “The latest in live cross technology. Pic via Instagram.”
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o cameraman pode ficar em casa.

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Is Religion Inherently Violent?

Is Religion Inherently Violent? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In her new book, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong argues against the idea that faith fuels wars.
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Rejoice: Tomorrow's Tech Will Probably Stop Nagging Us | WIRED

Rejoice: Tomorrow's Tech Will Probably Stop Nagging Us | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The most successful technology anticipates our needs, does what it sets out to do without nagging us, and doesn't assert itself for the sake of flash. The best technology is invisible.
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The Art of Not Working at Work

The Art of Not Working at Work | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.
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'Bluespace': The Unintended Creative Effect of Tumblr's Wider Posts

'Bluespace': The Unintended Creative Effect of Tumblr's Wider Posts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Blue is the color of all that you blog.
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The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The last millennium has been shaped by successive waves of change, but which shifts have played the largest part in shaping the modern world? Historian Ian Mortimer identifies the ten leading factors which have driven change over the past 1,000 years
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Soak the Rich - The Baffler

Soak the Rich - The Baffler | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This exchange is from a conversation in Paris between David Graeber and Thomas Piketty, discoursing on the deep shit we’re all in and what we might do about climbing out. It was held at the... Read More »
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GIF of the Day: Emoji Hell

GIF of the Day: Emoji Hell | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Welcome to EMOJI HELL. Just in time for Halloween, Carla Gannis has imagined Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthy Delights" for the modern age. Her GIFs will be screening tomorrow night, on Hal...
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emoji IS hell.

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You Can Now Access Facebook On Tor - ReadWrite

You Can Now Access Facebook On Tor - ReadWrite | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Facebook values security, if not always privacy.
Artur Coelho's insight:

porquê? ok, a malta das darknets não vai ao fb gabar-se de ter comprado armas ou quilos de substâncias desaconselhadas. por outro lado, quem reside em países de regimes que fazem do respeito pelos direitos humanos letra morta poderá gostar disto.

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Wernher von Braun's Fantastic Vision: Ferry Rocket | WIRED

Wernher von Braun's Fantastic Vision: Ferry Rocket | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Some of the most recognizable and iconic conceptual spacecraft designs ever proposed are those of Wernher von Braun’s space popularization campaign of the 1950s. This post will look at just one of them in detail: the three-stage ferry rocket for launching crews and cargoes into Earth orbit that appeared in the pages of Collier’s, a…

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Penetrating the Paris Catacombs: Level One

Penetrating the Paris Catacombs: Level One | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We were told to dress in inconspicuous clothing, wear sturdy boots and gloves, bring food supplies, an ID in case of arrest and a rosary in case of the unimag
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It came from the server room: Halloween tales of tech terror

It came from the server room: Halloween tales of tech terror | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Share your technology horror stories in our annual rite of IT fright.
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