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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Dazed Digital | My Obsession: Al Qadiri & Al-Maria on Gulf Futurism

Dazed Digital | My Obsession: Al Qadiri & Al-Maria on Gulf Futurism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Fashion, art, film, music and ideas on the ideas sharing network from Dazed & Confused magazine.
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Exploring the Paris Metro's Eerie Ghost Stations | Urban Ghosts |

Exploring the Paris Metro's Eerie Ghost Stations | Urban Ghosts | | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Paris Metro is home to several eerie ghost stations, from abandoned and moved platforms closed for decades to stations that never even opened.
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lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts » Lebbeus Woods

lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts » Lebbeus Woods | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, webcomics, cartoons, concept art and other visual arts.
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'I think I saw the face of God'

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Air force veteran Joseph Pasquini was in a plane that took samples of Britain's biggest ever nuclear bomb explosion.
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Could the Internet Ever “Wake Up”?

Could the Internet Ever “Wake Up”? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the world of sci-fi movie geekdom, Aug. 29, 1997, was a turning point for humanity: On that day, according to the Terminator films, the network of U.S.
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Venice Under Water

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Heavy rains and high tides have brought some of the worst flooding to Venice, Italy in years...
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Good news! The next 50 years are going to be amazing

Good news! The next 50 years are going to be amazing | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

The near-term economic outlook in the United States and Europe is bleak, between the latter’s monetary crisis and the fact that the United States won’t reach full employment for 11 years and four months if we keep gaining jobs at the rate we did last month.

But if you look a bit further in the future, the outlook becomes much rosier. The OECD has a new report out projecting what countries’ economic output, both total and per capita, will be in 2060. Unsurprisingly, the Chinese and Indian economies will have eclipsed the U.S. one, which will remain in third place

 

But the per capita numbers are more striking, and encouraging. The report projects that between 2011 and 2060, real GDP per capita will increase sevenfold in India and China. In China, that means a jump from $8,387 in 2011 to almost $60,000 in 2060, in constant 2011 dollars. By contrast, U.S. GDP per capita in 2011 was $48,328.

OECD also projects declining inequality between countries over the next fifty years. The United States will still have a much bigger GDP per capita than China in 2060 — about $136,611, if the OECD is right. But that’s a little more than double China’s level, whereas today, U.S. GDP per capita is almost six times that of China’s.

 

Generally, the report finds that the income of people in non-OECD countries — that is, countries outside the developed world — shoots up fivefold, and that in OECD countries goes up about 2.7 times. That’s good news if you care about equality, and it’s extremely good news if you care about eradicating global poverty.

 

It’s worth emphasizing how speculative these judgments are. This is the equivalent of economists in 1962 trying to determine GDP levels in 2010, and it’s possible something — like climate change or high oil prices due to increased demand or an asteroid strike — will throw a wrench in this growth path. But the report uses fairly conservative growth projections, and in particular assumes growth in India and China will slow down considerably from its level from 1995 to 2011.

Barring calamity, developing countries are poised to have a great half-century. Global poverty has already been shrinking at hugely promising rates, as Charles Kenny andLaurence Chandy have detailed. And if OECD is right, we could see extreme poverty eliminated in our lifetimes.


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Meccano differential analyser by Douglas Hartree - - Science Museum

Meccano differential analyser by Douglas Hartree - - Science Museum | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mathematics with Meccano...
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la vida pertenece a esos individuos raros y esepcionales que se atreven ser diferentes

la vida pertenece a esos individuos raros y esepcionales que se atreven  ser diferentes | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

.normal=ordinário=habitual=medíocre...?


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The Machines Of Desire

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"And, I think, partly because I’m terminally infected with the metaphor: that we can build our way out of anything, bound not by our imaginations but only by the speed at which we can develop the necessary skills to make what we see in our heads. I mean, if we’re going to be in the business of selling fantasies, I don’t think it’s a bad one to sell."

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How Virtual Pop Star Hatsune Miku Blew Up in Japan | Underwire | Wired.com

How Virtual Pop Star Hatsune Miku Blew Up in Japan | Underwire | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
At a Hatsune Miku concert, that’s also the moment when the proceedings take a turn for the, well, the only precise way of saying it is for the Japanese. Miku is not human. She is a virtual idol, a holographic star.
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5.10: features Agressivo

The hacker tourist maps Brazil - a thriving media powerhouse built on soaps and savvy.
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Open the Future: #War

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Our three-dimensional future: how 3D printing will shape the global economy

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Lately, it seems like nearly everything has been reproduced by a 3D printer. Between the group that 3D printed a gun, the people who printed a drone, and the army of items sold at this small marketplace for 3D printed goods, there are plenty of novelty uses for these suddenly trendy machines. We’re a long way from 3D printing a house, but it’s clear that the hobby is inching into the mainstream.
Yet it’s difficult not to wonder: at what point will 3D printing move beyond novelty to industry? Will these machines change the way we manufacture goods, and subsequently change the global economy, too? (Is it already happening before our very eyes?)


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Friedman Benda - Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings

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9 states of ambivalence

Psychologist Silvan Tomkins Affect Theory; In psychoanalysis an Affect is an emotion or subjectively experienced feeling. The nine affects are: 1. Enjoyment/...
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Sandy and the Broken Machine | VICE

Sandy and the Broken Machine | VICE | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Global warming isn't a joke or a trick, it's the new future, a thousand miles wide and coming for us at a hundred miles an hour.
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Ken MacLeod – Socialism and transhumanism

Ken MacLeod – Socialism and transhumanism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Socialism is dead, and the transhuman future looms. Is there any way to recover a sense of global purpose?
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Gulf Futurism | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com

Gulf Futurism | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*A weird Arab-futurist ideology bursting out of the circles around "Bidoun" magazine. Huh.
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The clockwork Universe - Mechanics and determinism - part 1 of 4

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Photos from Chasing Ice, James Balog’s Chronicle of Melting Polar Glaciers

Photos from Chasing Ice, James Balog’s Chronicle of Melting Polar Glaciers | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Balog has shot all across the northernmost regions of the globe to document the speed—and beauty—of Earth’s receding ice caps.
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Will men and machines merge?

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Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains why humans and computers will become indistinguishable in the next two decades.
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Sad Bronies Make Themselves Photoshopped "My Little Pony" Girlfriends

Sad Bronies Make Themselves Photoshopped "My Little Pony" Girlfriends | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's just not enough to admire cartoon characters from afar. Sometimes you have to weird science a pony girlfriend for yourself to impress your DeviantArt friends.
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Found: The Future of Stamps | Raw File | Wired.com

Found: The Future of Stamps | Raw File | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What historic events will be emblazoned on the postage stamps of the future? For starters, catastrophic climate events, stratospheric skyscrapers, and sentient robots. Click on the image for a closer look at one such precious collection.
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