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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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Culture War

Culture War | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
High culture played an important political role in Hitler’s Germany. References to music, history, philosophy, and art formed a key part of the Nazi strategy to reverse the symptoms of decline
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As World Clamors for Cheap Phones, Workers Riot at Samsung Factory Site | Wired Business | Wired.com

As World Clamors for Cheap Phones, Workers Riot at Samsung Factory Site | Wired Business | Wired.com | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A violent clash between workers and police at a Samsung factory construction site in Vietnam underscores the human costs of meeting global demand for inexpensive mobile devices.
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Modern art: I could have done that... so I did

Modern art: I could have done that... so I did | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Be honest. If thinking "I could have done that" while walking around a contemporary art exhibition is the mark of a philistine, aren't you a philistine, too? I know I am.
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Como as comunicações criaram novas províncias em Portugal

Como as comunicações criaram novas províncias em Portugal | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As Beiras e a Estremadura juntas; Alentejo e Algarve sem separação; Lisboa sem a Margem Sul; e a área metropolitana do Porto a chegar a Braga. Eis o mapa das províncias de Portugal Continental de acordo com os fluxos das telecomunicações.
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
On November 18, 1865, the New York Saturday Press published a short sketch called “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” about a frog-jumping contest in rural California.
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Period Piece

Period Piece | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If, as Kurt Vonnegut believed, the only reason to use a semicolon is to show that you’ve been to college, what does it say when someone uses a pilcrow? Or, for that matter, an interrobang, a manicule, or an octothorpe?
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Evgeny Morozov: Hackers, Makers, and the Next Industrial Revolution

Evgeny Morozov: Hackers, Makers, and the Next Industrial Revolution | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
When, in November, the publisher Stewart Brand was asked about who carries the flag of counterculture today, he pointed to the maker movement. The maker era might not be upon us yet, but the maker movement has arrived.
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The WELL: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2014

The WELL: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky: State of the World 2014
Artur Coelho's insight:

belgrado é muito agradável nesta época do ano. 

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Advanced Tactics Unveils the AT Transformer: The Future of Roadable VTOL Aircraft and Modular Cargo Systems | Advanced Tactics, Inc.

Advanced Tactics Unveils the AT Transformer: The Future of Roadable VTOL Aircraft and Modular Cargo Systems | Advanced Tactics, Inc. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Artificial Intelligence for banking - but not programmed trading for big companies but advice for the 1%

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Que Treta!: Treta da semana (passada): Cultura na economia.

Que Treta!: Treta da semana (passada): Cultura na economia. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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"A cultura tem imensa importância. Sem cultura não há PIB, nem sociedade, nem espécie humana enquanto tal e a preservação e difusão da cultura sempre foi fundamental para o nosso desenvolvimento. "

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5 Intriguing Things: Thursday, 1/9

5 Intriguing Things: Thursday, 1/9 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
An e-commerce parable, the unprogrammable programming language, skin-cell art, robotic lovers, and Chinese microfilms.
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 DOOMSDAY OR DESIRE: DO HUMANS DREAM OF ROBOTIC LOVERS? A thesis.

"Whatever should be natural becomes unnatural. Being with an android— desiring something that does not have a place in the category of natural erotic desire—is not a normal part of the physical aspect of desire. If Deckard does not think about Rachael as a replicant, his physiological ability to desire her, and therefore perform sexually, proceeds accordingly. One could even say the ability proceeds naturally, in that it is the body that can desire freely whereas the self is leashed by notions of what is natural and normal. Once thought and recognition enter the picture, the self reconnects the physical desire with the idea that this being is wrong, unnatural, not to be desired. The android is so physically human-like that it can inspire human desire and potentially bypass the necessary “protective” measures created by the subject to maintain a natural order.""

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Where Do We Go From Here? 8 Hypotheses About Tech in 2014

Where Do We Go From Here? 8 Hypotheses About Tech in 2014 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The year ahead will be the beginning of a new cycle in the long story of humans and the tools they use.
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Afghanistan: The Desert of Death

by Anatol Lieven

Afghanistan: The Desert of Death<br/><br/> by Anatol Lieven | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
All these years in Afghanistan, NATO has actually been subsidizing the Taliban’s war effort.
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"of Ray Bradbury’s human and Martian species meeting under an enormous, indifferent sky amidst the vast and utterly strange landscape of Mars."

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Fritz Kahn | who killed bambi?

Fritz Kahn | who killed bambi? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) was a Berlin based gynaecologist and popular science writer who visualized the structure and function of the human body in a very u
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The Weird, Wondrous Gadgets Introduced at CESes Past

The Weird, Wondrous Gadgets Introduced at CESes Past | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The trade show has seen not only the launch of the VCR and the camcorder and the plasma TV ... but also of the Security Bear.  And the Munchkin Microwave. And the Garfield scale.
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What all the fancy code in movie computer sequences actually mean

What all the fancy code in movie computer sequences actually mean | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hey look, it's an actor looking at some computer code in a movie. He must be really smart! He must be a computer hacker! He must be able to take over the world with just his keyboard! Not quite.
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