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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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Eisenhower's military-industrial warning rings truer than ever

Eisenhower's military-industrial warning rings truer than ever | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
John Naughton: The latest in the Snowden and NSA revelations show the reach of the military-information complex
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Mazes, Monsters, Charlatans, Satan and Suicide: A Short History of the Satanic Panic - disinformation

Mazes, Monsters, Charlatans, Satan and Suicide: A Short History of the Satanic Panic - disinformation | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Satan was everywhere in the eighties. Here's the story of the Satanic Panic!
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Who Were the First Teenagers?

Who Were the First Teenagers? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Regardless of their circumstances, adults either aimed to protect or control them.”Based on Jon Savage's book of the same title, "Teena...
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To Russia With Love — Medium

To Russia With Love — Medium | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
ALMOST EXACTLY FOUR YEARS AGO I WAS SITTING IN A TINY kitchen in Kyiv with two guys named Sasha, drinking beer and taking bong hits of some…
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What Coke Contains — Medium

What Coke Contains — Medium | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59
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Transbay Transit Center | steelblue LLC

Transbay Transit Center | steelblue LLC | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
  Transbay Transit Center Client and property owner: Transbay Joint Powers Authority Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli The Transbay Joint
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The robot tricks to bridge the uncanny valley - tech - 19 March 2014 - New Scientist

The robot tricks to bridge the uncanny valley - tech - 19 March 2014 - New Scientist | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Giving robots a series of small behavioural tics can make help them appear a lot more human, which makes us feel more comfortable interacting with them
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Five Architecture And Urban Planning Trends We Hope To See More Of In 2014

Five Architecture And Urban Planning Trends We Hope To See More Of In 2014 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As 2013 comes to a close, we are taking the opportunity to look back on the memorable trends that have influenced the larger dialogue of architecture and urban design. From the beach-side city of Miami slowly transforming into the USA's next design center, to a mushrooming of super-tall skyscrapers competing for the distinction of "world's tallest building," to proposals for entire cities that function on renewable energy and sustainable building practices, 2013 may be remembered best for the proposals by big-named architects seeking to claim attention-grabbing titles over the next couple of years. The upcoming year presents numerous challenges to architects, especially in solving issues of sustainability and climate change, an ever incr...
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The Pointlessness of Unplugging

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The unplugging movement, which encourages us to disconnect from technology, is unsustainable and misguided.
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Bring back ideology: Fukuyama's 'end of history' 25 years on

Bring back ideology: Fukuyama's 'end of history' 25 years on | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Francis Fukuyama's influential essay 'The End of History?' announced the triumph of liberal democracy and the arrival of a post-ideological world. But was it just a rightwing argument in disguise? And has the demise of utopianism ushered in a 'sad time'? By Eliane Glaser
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The Untold History of Ugliness

The Untold History of Ugliness | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We've all had that moment while perusing a flea market or junk store when you stumble across an item and have to yelp, "Good lord, that is ugly!" So ugly, in fact, you have to marvel that it even got made in the first place.
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Being the Son of a Nazi

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In 1975, Rüdiger Heim landed in Egypt with one question on his mind: Was his father a Nazi? Over the next two decades, he found out.
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Pixel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In The Gig Economy

Pixel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In The Gig Economy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
For one month, I became the micro-entrepreneur touted by companies like TaskRabbit, Postmates, and Airbnb. Instead of the labor revolution I had been...
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The Doorstep Railway of Hanoi

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You might have heard of the Railway Food Market in Thailand but here's another urban oddity to feast your eyes on. This is the main line railway that passes
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Failure To Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson's Space Tourism Fantasy

Failure To Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson's Space Tourism Fantasy | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of the poorest states in the nation has invested nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and 10 years in creating a hub for Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. Some se...
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The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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Five global megatrends

PwC leaders share their views on demographic shifts, shift in global economic power, accelerating urbanisation, resource scarcity, and technological breakthroughs.
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12 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Know About

12 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Know About | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Collectively and over the long term, these technologies could account for trillions of dollars of economic impact. That's why you need to watch them now.
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Is Email Turning Us All Into Spammers?

Is Email Turning Us All Into Spammers? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tired of wading through a swamp of pointless email, I decided to rank it all according to its usefulness. The results were shocking.
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10 Clinton-Era Predictions For the Future That Were Pretty Damn Close

10 Clinton-Era Predictions For the Future That Were Pretty Damn Close | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Remember 1996? Bill Clinton was president, they finally nabbed the Unabomber, and Alanis Morissette was blowing up the charts with a fundamental misunderstanding of the word ironic. Simpler times, really.
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