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Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
Curated by Artur Coelho
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If it works, it’s obsolete | Blog | Futurismic

If it works, it’s obsolete | Blog | Futurismic | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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estou-me a repetir, mas a provocações  do sterling não se resiste.

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Ptak Science Books: Tik-Tok of the Intertube // How Many Triangles are in the Web?

Ptak Science Books: Tik-Tok of the Intertube // How Many Triangles are in the Web? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post Ted Nelson had a lot of ideas about computers, though not that many are remembered today, in spite of a bunch of them being pretty smart. (He coined the words "hypertext" and maybe "hyperlink",...
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homens a vapor na pradaria?

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Gigante asiático vai usar tecnologia do engageLab nos seus produtos

Gigante asiático vai usar tecnologia do engageLab nos seus produtos | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Bridging Book permite combinar livros em papel com dispositivos móveis, aproximando a fronteira entre um livro impresso e um livro eletrónico. Folheando as páginas do livro físico permite, de forma sincronizada, visualizar e interagir com conteúdos multimédia no ecrã do tablet ou smartphone, não sendo necessário pilhas ou cabos para ligação.
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Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Startup myths and obsessions

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estou a ficar confuso. quer dizer que, afinal, os empreendedores que apregoam o fim do peso estatal na investigação nos estão a atirar areia para os olhos? afinal a mão invisível do mercado não é o que nos trouxe tantas e tão maravilhosas invenções? "These firms have benefited immensely from government funded research. Indeed, in my book I show how many firms in Silicon Valley have benefitted directly from early-stage funding by government, as well as the ability to build their products on top of government funded technologies. Every technology that makes the iPhone smart was government-funded (internet, GPS, touch-screen display, SIRI). "

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Will Smallpox Reemerge in Siberia as Corpses Thaw from Climate Change?

Will Smallpox Reemerge in Siberia as Corpses Thaw from Climate Change? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In an article primarily about the potential folly of holding onto stockpiles of smallpox virus for research purposes—a now-eradicated plague that humans no longer have natural immunity to and that would very likely cause a worldwide catastrophe should it escape from the lab—the BBC includes one awesomely horrible detail. Could the frozen bodies of smallpox victims in Siberia, now thawing because of climate change, re-release the virus into the environment and thus start a global pandemic?
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eek. isto é coisa de pesadelos. e geoff manaugh, temos saudades do bldb blog... 

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Manifesto of Speculative Posthumanism

Manifesto of Speculative Posthumanism | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Over the last decade the possibility of innovations in areas such as artificial intelligence or biotechnology contributing to the emergence of a ‘posthuman’ life form has become a focal point of pu...
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The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton – review

The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton – review | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
How could the news be different? And are we headline junkies? Alain de Botton thinks he has the answers. By Ian Jack
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Sony’s Jun Rekimoto Dreams Up Gadgets for the Far Future - IEEE Spectrum

Sony’s Jun Rekimoto Dreams Up Gadgets for the Far Future - IEEE Spectrum | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Inside Sony’s lab for utterly impractical electronic wonders
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Why Astronauts Were Banned From Drinking Wine In Outer Space

Why Astronauts Were Banned From Drinking Wine In Outer Space | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The story behind NASA's brief embrace of extraterrestrial sherry is a curious one. In the early seventies, the agency's focus was shifting from short, Moon-focused missions to the possibility of longer-term inhabitation of space. A revamped menu was among the most pressing challenges: food on the Gemini and Apollo programs came in dehydrated cube form, or squeezed from a pouch, and was universally regarded as inedible.
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An Ethics Board Could Be Humanity's Salvation ~ Singularity

An Ethics Board Could Be Humanity's Salvation ~ Singularity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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animador: "Eventually, I think human extinction will probably occur, and technology will likely play a part in this,"

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Caffeine Use Disorder is a serious problem—and you’re probably suffering from it

Caffeine Use Disorder is a serious problem—and you’re probably suffering from it | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Caffeine is awesome, but it's also a drug—and you're probably addicted. Yeah, sure, you've heard it before, but research shows that you're not listening. According to a new study, a significant number of caffeine users are dependent enough on the drug to have withdrawal symptoms when they don't consume it, and have trouble cutting down...
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eu, irremediavelmente viciado, me confesso.

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Facebook "Paper" App Attempts To Reimagine How You Read The News

Facebook "Paper" App Attempts To Reimagine How You Read The News | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Facebook wants to recreate your news feed with a beautiful news app.
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portanto o fb decidiu criar aquilo que todos já conhecem como leitor/agregador de feeds rss mas trocando a curadoria pessoal por uma mistura de actualizações de estados e posts patrocinados? hmm... não, obrigado. não preciso, não quero que as minhas leituras informativas saiam de um algoritmo de maximização de ganhos publicitários.

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Viagem a Andrómeda: EVE Online: Batalha espacial de larga escala torna-se num dos maiores confrontos já vistos em videojogos

Viagem a Andrómeda: EVE Online: Batalha espacial de larga escala torna-se num dos maiores confrontos já vistos em videojogos | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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The Most Astounding Airships, Dirigibles and Zeppelins in History

The Most Astounding Airships, Dirigibles and Zeppelins in History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In our dreams, the skies belong to airships and zeppelins. These classic vehicles are among the most elegant and beautiful modes of transport ever created, and there's a reason why so many science fiction shows feature them. Here's a gallery of brave and beautiful air vehicles of the past.
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aww, uma revoada de dirigíveis...

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Earth 2050 and beyond: enhanced immortal humans head for the stars

Earth 2050 and beyond: enhanced immortal humans head for the stars | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What can we expect from our high-tech future? Of course, no one can forecast with 100% accuracy how our lives will progress; but if we look at what experts predict might become possible over the next two-to-three decades; and then blend in some scenarios that push the envelope – an incredible time begins to take form.

Via Jean-Philippe BOCQUENET
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isto não é um sonho molhado, é um orgasmo de especulação futurista...

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An Early Draft of Carl Sagan's Famous Pale Blue Dot Quote

An Early Draft of Carl Sagan's Famous Pale Blue Dot Quote | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A peek into the evolution of a beloved passage.
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Want a Fair Society? Keep Tech Out of the Free Market | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Want a Fair Society? Keep Tech Out of the Free Market | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Economic theory still provides a useful template for shaping our society, but we have to begin with a more accurate notion of human nature and range of motivations: curiosity, trust, and social pressure. Using game theory to mathematically examine the properties of human societies suggests that the first step is to focus on the flow of ideas rather than on the flow of wealth.
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então mas... estou confuso, o mercado afinal não liberta?

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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool - YouTube

Middle school students create their own 3D virtual worlds and learn lessons about communication, collaboration, and digital citizenship through the first-per...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 2, 2014 8:01 AM

That reminds me...I should have my students make a video.

Usein González's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:39 PM

Nuevas herramientas que le permiten al estudiante crear sus propios mundos virtuales.

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Globes: art-book traces 400 years' worth of strange and gorgeous globes

Globes: art-book traces 400 years' worth of strange and gorgeous globes | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here's a tantalizing preview [PDF] of The Art and History of Globes, a massive, gorgeous art-book tracing the history of globes.
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Dear America, I Saw You Naked

Dear America, I Saw You Naked | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
On Jan. 4, 2010, when my boss saw my letter to the editor in the New York Times, we had a little chat. It was rare for the federal security director at Chicago O’Hare to sit down with her floor-level Transportation Security Administration officers—it usually presaged a termination—and so I was nervous as I settled in across the desk...
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Congrats, Millennials. Now It's Your Turn to Be Vilified | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Congrats, Millennials. Now It's Your Turn to Be Vilified | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A typical headline in The Washington Post snarled, “Grow Up, Crybabies.” Now, I’m 45 years old, which places me right in the middle of Generation X. I remember reading these sneering op-ed pieces all the time. But then something funny happened. Gen X punditry died—very suddenly.
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porque é que eu não tenho paciência para textos a explicar a fraqueza moral das novas gerações? porque a cada geração é sempre a mesma história: "You’ll no longer be young—and therefore no longer scary—and today’s rhetoric about your entitlement and narcissism will evaporate. "

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Is our tech making the world too complex? – Samuel Arbesman – Aeon

Is our tech making the world too complex? – Samuel Arbesman – Aeon | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Human ingenuity has created a world that the mind cannot master. Have we finally reached our limits?
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Let banks fail: Iceland's plan looks to be working

Let banks fail: Iceland's plan looks to be working | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Iceland is finding that crisis-management decisions made half a decade ago have put it on a trajectory that’s turned 2 percent unemployment into a realistic goal
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então... mas isto só pode ser mentira. afinal fazer as coisas ao contrário do que nos foi imposto... resulta?

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