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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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Phantasmagoric visions of tomorrow, straight out of 1980s Japan

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The future, as envisioned by Japanese illustrators in the 1980s, is as beautiful as it is bizarre.
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AVX joins Bell, Sikorsky/Boeing for Army's JMR-TD development - The DEW Line

AVX joins Bell, Sikorsky/Boeing for Army's JMR-TD development - The DEW Line | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The US Army has picked AVX Aircraft Company's design for its high-speed Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program.
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The World's Most Bizarre Aircraft Graveyards

The World's Most Bizarre Aircraft Graveyards | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Where do aircraft go to rust away after death? Often, their final resting places are more emotionally evocative than human cemeteries.
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Gas-mask dervish: #occupygezi

Gas-mask dervish: #occupygezi | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mathilda sez, "In this photo by Twitter user @joeman24, a gas-mask wearing Dervish dances in front of protesters in Turkey." A gas-mask wearing Whirling Dervish shows support for protesters in #Turkey...
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a arquivar na categoria "imagens icónicas do século XXI". e para os conhecedores de banda desenhada, não resisto: morpheus anda a estimular os sonhos progressistas turcos...

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11 Jaw-dropping Weapons From World War II You Probably Never Heard Of

11 Jaw-dropping Weapons From World War II You Probably Never Heard Of | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Second World War witnessed the introduction of hundreds of cutting-edge and often bizarre weapons, many of which became quite famous. But there were plenty of others that never got the same kind of notoriety.
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BLDGBLOG: In the Box: A Tour Through the Simulated Battlefields of the U.S. National Training Center

BLDGBLOG: In the Box: A Tour Through the Simulated Battlefields of the U.S. National Training Center | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures
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Design Fiction: The Coming Age of Networked Matter | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com

Design Fiction: The Coming Age of Networked Matter | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
*Scarcely a "diegetic prototype" to be seen, so this isn't really "design fiction." It's just a flat-out futurist video promo. It's not too shabby, t
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La singularité technologique : en route vers le transhumain - MyScienceNews

La singularité technologique : en route vers le transhumain - MyScienceNews | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
La singularité technologique est un concept qui voit dans certaines avancées scientifiques la prévision d’une croissance explosive de la connaissance humaine.
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China Has Their Own Stealth Drone

China Has Their Own Stealth Drone | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This is China's stealth combat drone, an airplane that seems very similar to the American Northrop Grumman X-47B. The unmanned combat air vehicle was photographed while performing taxiing tests.
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shanzai drone?

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The Pirate Cinema, A Cinematic Collage Generated by P2P Users - we make money not art

The Pirate Cinema, A Cinematic Collage Generated by P2P Users - we make money not art | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Tour D-Day Normandy's Surreal Destruction in These Rare Color Photos

Tour D-Day Normandy's Surreal Destruction in These Rare Color Photos | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Yesterday marked the 69th anniversary of D-day, the largest amphibious invasion in history and the beginning of the end for the Axis Powers.
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é impressionante como de todas as fontes de informação que subscrevo (e são mesmo muitas...) apenas o gizmodo se dignou a recordar o dia D... um dia depois de 6 de junho. a memória é importante. e refira-se que sem o dia D provavelmente estaríamos a falar russo (não alemão, como gosta de sublinhar a mitografia oficial) e a cortina de ferro seria no canal da mancha.

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The Secret World of Underground Bunkers

The Secret World of Underground Bunkers | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Underground bunkers are among the world's most fascinating structures. They're designed to protect people from the worst effects of atomic warfare and global annihilation.
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Bunker architecture.

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Did Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash predict the world of today?

Did Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash predict the world of today? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
That's what a number of venture capitalists and futurists told the Wall Street Journal recently. They cite Stephenson's classic novel as a harbinger of many current staples, from World of Warcraft to Google's search capabilities.
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TWA's Idlewild lounge: Escher, eat your heart out

TWA's Idlewild lounge: Escher, eat your heart out | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
No, it's not a lost Escher print, it's a photo of Saarinen's long-lost TWA lounge at Idlewild, and you can buy it as a print:



Circa 1964. "Trans World Airlines Terminal.
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Dmitry Itskov and the Avatar Quest

Dmitry Itskov and the Avatar Quest | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov wants us all to live forever, our minds inside avatars. And he is spending a bundle to try to make his colossal dream happen.
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Children Creating Real Objects With Their Mind

A machine that will allow children in South America create real objects with their mind.
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Google Glass in 10 years: The view from dystopia

Google Glass in 10 years: The view from dystopia | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Recently Google announced it was launching a quantum artificial intelligence lab with a company associated with NASA, while, at its developer conference, it talked up seven new apps for Google Glas...
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Sentient Developments: How Much Longer Until Humanity Becomes A Hive Mind?

Sentient Developments: How Much Longer Until Humanity Becomes A Hive Mind? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Robert Darnton: Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History (1985-) — Monoskop Log

Robert Darnton: Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History (1985-) — Monoskop Log | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Writings on art, culture, and media technology
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Bruce Sterling creates 21st century Petroglifs at CSI

During Emerge 2013: The Future of Truth this spring, CSI Visionary in Residence Bruce Sterling was hard at work with a diverse team of collaborators at Arizona State University testing the limits o...
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