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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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Streamline Dreamer

Streamline Dreamer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our retrospective image of 1930s America derives in large part from Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958), the self-taught polymath who virtually invented the profession of industrial design.
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Ptak Science Books: A Semi-Proto-Cubist Technical Work, 1908

Ptak Science Books: A Semi-Proto-Cubist Technical Work, 1908 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2130 This graphic from Nature magazine (volume 76, page 670, 1908) features a host of early flyers from five years or so following the first Wright powered flight. The diagram, which was also made in...
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Sleep: When Brain Cells Shrink & Neuro Trash Is Flushed Away - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Sleep: When Brain Cells Shrink & Neuro Trash Is Flushed Away - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This image from a mouse brain shows the fluid channels (purple) and glia cells (green) flush out the brain’s waste into blood…
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Amazon.com: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Best Books of 2013: Books

Amazon.com: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Best Books of 2013: Books | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Best Books of 2013: Books
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ok, horror e fantasia não faltam, mas... e ficção científica? nem meio livro...? é que se metem science fiction na categoria o incauto leitor fica, sei lá, com expectativas...

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ok, horror e fantasia não faltam, mas... e ficção científica? nem meio livro...? é que se metem science fiction na categoria o incauto leitor fica, sei lá, com expectativas...
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Expert: US ‘Benign Dictatorship’ Of The Net Is Over; Age Of Encryption Begins | Intellectual Property Watch

Expert: US ‘Benign Dictatorship’ Of The Net Is Over; Age Of Encryption Begins | Intellectual Property Watch | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Cypto-guru Bruce Schneier, who has analysed thousands of documents provided by Edward Snowden on the secret surveillance programmes of the US National Security Agency, has called on the technical community to add encryption to the network and also...
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The Robot Soul

The Robot Soul | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Robots don’t need to kill us, they will still be here long after all humans are gone. They will own the world soon enough, and before that happens, they will have the amazing adventures we humans w...
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Get ready for a whole new way of war

Get ready for a whole new way of war | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
There's a famous line attributed to Mark Twain that is often quoted as a guide to world leaders:
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death becomes her

death becomes her | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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o vácuo do espaço e a poeira do asteróide não lhe provocam danos na pele?

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Thought 3D-printed guns had to be made of plastic? Think again

Thought 3D-printed guns had to be made of plastic? Think again | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Solid Concepts debuts a 3D-printed, fully metal version of the M1911 handgun.
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descarregar. imprimir. montar. disparar. acertar só com alguma prática.

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Hyperemployment, or the Exhausting Work of the Technology User

Hyperemployment, or the Exhausting Work of the Technology User | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Feeling overwhelmed online? Maybe it’s because you’re working dozens of jobs
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An introduction to infrastructure fiction — Improving Reality 2013 | Infrastructure Futures | Futurismic

An introduction to infrastructure fiction — Improving Reality 2013 | Infrastructure Futures | Futurismic | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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After The Internet - OMNI Reboot

After The Internet - OMNI Reboot | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
  William Gibson1 suggests the Internet is the culmination of thousands of years of humanity’s pursuit of external memory. From the earliest cave paintings to YouTube, we have endeavored to leave something behind for future generations.
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How the Victorians Wired the World

How the Victorians Wired the World | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
One of my favorite books on technology, Tom Standage's The Victorian Internet, was adapted into a TV documentary. It is now availa
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QuickReader, ReadQuick, and the Rise of the Speed-Reading App

QuickReader, ReadQuick, and the Rise of the Speed-Reading App | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In addition to Kindle-style time tracking—or, perhaps, partially because of it—there’s been a proliferation of apps designed to help you read faster.
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alegrias da leitura a metro.

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Ariel Levy: “Thanksgiving in Mongolia”

Ariel Levy: “Thanksgiving in Mongolia” | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When I got back from Mongolia, I was so sad I could barely breathe. On five or six occasions, I ran into mothers who had heard what had happened, and they took one look at me and burst into tears.
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Paixão ou Dinheiro

Paixão ou Dinheiro | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Enquanto jogadores, e amantes de videojogos, queremos acreditar que quem cria videojogos, sejam indie ou AAA, o faz porque gosta tanto de videojogos como nó…
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" Uns trocam a vida por uma paixão, outros pela sobrevivência, enquanto uma elite usa e abusa destes, em nome de mais, e mais, e mais..."

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A Fraying of the Public/Private Surveillance Partnership

A Fraying of the Public/Private Surveillance Partnership | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The secret eavesdropping ecosystem is breaking down, thanks to the Snowden documents.
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Metropolis Magazine | Moving Image

Metropolis Magazine | Moving Image | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
John Szot and Brooklyn Digital Foundry envision a more humanistic role for computer-generated media.
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Voyeuristic Blogger Portraits Put Faces to URLs | Raw File | Wired.com

Voyeuristic Blogger Portraits Put Faces to URLs | Raw File | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
On paper, it sounds like one of the worst ideas for a photo project: Portraits of bloggers? At their computers? But Gabriela Herman’s photos of exactly that are surprisingly thoughtful, deep and compelling.
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“Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.”
—Abbé Joseph Roux, 19th-century priest and poet

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In the New Economy, Everyone Is an Indentured TaskRabbit

In the New Economy, Everyone Is an Indentured TaskRabbit | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The future of work is bleaker than we expected.
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Transparent Machines™

We are the Transparent Machines™ | fullscreen please | Our society is obsessed with the conflicting concepts of transparency and privacy. We are “outraged”…
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ouch. certeiro. desenganem-se. as máquinas somos nós.

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Six Totally Easy Tips For Millennials To Get Ahead In Today’s Economy — The Nib  — Medium

Six Totally Easy Tips For Millennials To Get Ahead In Today’s Economy — The Nib  — Medium | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I think about taking a modern computer back to the 90s a lot.
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