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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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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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Maybe the Most Orwellian Text Message a Government's Ever Sent

Maybe the Most Orwellian Text Message a Government's Ever Sent | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
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"All of this puts lie to the lately-popular mythology that technology is inherently a liberating force—with the right hack, it can oppress just as easily."

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Being on a Smartphone Makes You More Likely to Use Public Spaces—Kinda

Being on a Smartphone Makes You More Likely to Use Public Spaces—Kinda | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the 1960s, a sociologist named William H. Whyte revealed something interesting about the behavior of people in parks and plazas across the U.S.: people liked being with people.
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curioso. parece que o apocalipse solipsista da civilização ocidental ainda não é desta. e intrigante: "Smartphones "enable" us to stick around longer in public because they're now an extension of our private spaces. "

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Optical illusions educate the mind – Iwan Rhys Morus – Aeon

Optical illusions educate the mind – Iwan Rhys Morus – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Optical illusions such as kaleidoscopes and magic lanterns taught the Victorians what to trust. What can they teach us today?
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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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Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps

Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here's how we geeked out in the era before the World Wide Web came to be.
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What If Your Autonomous Car Keeps Routing You Past Krispy Kreme?

What If Your Autonomous Car Keeps Routing You Past Krispy Kreme? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The future of marketing that can take you places. Literally.
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Technology Is Not Driving Us Apart After All

Technology Is Not Driving Us Apart After All | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It turns out, we may be more social than we were 30 years ago — at least in public spaces.
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Short Days and Long Nights

by Charles Simic

Short Days and Long Nights<br/><br/> by Charles Simic | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Cold December night. A homeless woman cowering in a doorway on East 3rd Street in New York talking to God--and He, tongue-tied as usual.
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