Outbreaks of Futurity
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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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ISIS and the Intimate Kill

ISIS and the Intimate Kill | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Islamic State has made violence look easy. That's what makes the group so terrifying.
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'Alex From Target' Goes to Syria

'Alex From Target' Goes to Syria | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A viral video of a young Syrian boy risking his life to save a girl turned out to be a hoax made by Norwegian filmmakers seeking to raise awareness about the war.
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Autonomous, human-sized security robots are almost here

Autonomous, human-sized security robots are almost here | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
You might not see quite so many security guards on the beat in the future. After roughly a year of work, Knightscope is almost ready to deploy the K5, a
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cute dalek.

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Japanese maglev train goes 311 mph

Japanese maglev train goes 311 mph | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Central Japan Railway Company has invited members of the public to take test rides on its new magnetically levitated train, which goes over 300 mph.
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Eyeball removal tool

Eyeball removal tool | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
So this is apparently real (?!): an eyeball removal tool for "Reborn" baby-dolls. Holy creepy.

BEST REBORN EYEBALL-REMOVING TOOL I'VE FOUND!

Via Stephanie Lay
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ah. modernismos. 

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Stephanie Lay's curator insight, November 13, 2014 7:37 AM

That's definitely on the ghastly side of uncanny! 

EarthquakeMachine's curator insight, November 29, 2014 3:01 AM

Uncanny valley, so amazing

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Conspiracy Theories Who Believes Them, and Why? How Can You Determine if They are True or False?

Conspiracy Theories   Who Believes Them, and Why?  How Can You Determine if They are True or False? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and why do they tend to proliferate? Why does belief in one conspiracy correlate to belief in others? What are the triggers of belief, and how does group identity factor into it? How can one tell the difference between a true conspiracy and a false one? For the answers, download this free booklet, created by Michael Shermer and Pat Linse, the founders of Skeptic magazine and your Skeptics Society.
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BLDGBLOG: The Future is Accessible by Automobile

BLDGBLOG: The Future is Accessible by Automobile | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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British Liberty Is Under Threat

British Liberty Is Under Threat | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The country seems invulnerable to tyranny. Yet in the last 15 years it has eliminated core rights and protections that took centuries to secure.
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The hijacking of the ECB’s euro selfie competition was swift and brutal

The hijacking of the ECB’s euro selfie competition was swift and brutal | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Another corporate social media campaign goes wrong.
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youd'd think they'd learn. 

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Motherboard - Show MotherboardShow | Motherboard

Motherboard - Show MotherboardShow | Motherboard | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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VICE magazine does scifi?

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A Philosophy Of Human Life

A Philosophy Of Human Life | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Always look up and around, every day, to see where you are and consider it for a few minutes. Only drink coffee that is good. Drink more water. Be out in the open air. Eat fruit. Look for local foo...
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"Always look up and around, every day, to see where you are and consider it for a few minutes."

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John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry

John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves".  As Barack Obama ignites his...
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A Stunning Alt-History Map Showing A Completely Uncolonized Africa

A Stunning Alt-History Map Showing A Completely Uncolonized Africa | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A map created by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon shows what Africa would have looked like had it not been colonized by Europeans. Shown upside down to skew the Eurocentric bias, it was compiled using historical, linguistic, and ethnographic data.
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BLDGBLOG: Amongst the Machines: A Visit to the Tesla Factory

BLDGBLOG: Amongst the Machines: A Visit to the Tesla Factory | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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Why a ‘miracle’ drug exists but you can’t have it yet

Why a ‘miracle’ drug exists but you can’t have it yet | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s supposedly getting easier for innovative drugs for rare diseases to reach the market. So why, asks Andy Extance, is hesitancy still proving devastating to desperate families?
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Follow the Comet Landing Live

Follow the Comet Landing Live | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency (ESA) is on high alert as the Rosetta spacecraft is in the process of deploying the Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Follow its progress live from mission control in Germany. The actual landing should happen about 11AM Eastern time, but there is plenty going on now. Emily Lakdawalla offers plenty of information in her timeline of the event at The Planetary Society. And look for her in the live feed.All next week, I'll be in Darmsta
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ah, já percebi porque é que o XKCD esta manhã estava em branco.

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Dawn of a Thousand Suns - Archaeology Magazine

Dawn of a Thousand Suns - Archaeology Magazine | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As the beginning of the Atomic Age fades into history, archaeologists work to document a time of uncertainty and experimentation
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