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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Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection

Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In the murky world of unpaid bills, a banker and an ex-con can make a fortune — if they don’t run into too many crooks.
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AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.
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This video clearly explains how robots have already taken over our world

If you think it's just a joke that robots are going to replace humans, it's not. It's going to happen. In fact, CGP Grey explains in 'Humans Need Not Apply' how it's already happening around us right now. You might not notice it but you will after you watch how we're following historical patterns towards obscurity.
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a combinação automação + economia neo-liberal não é risonha.

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Every Port On The Space Station Is Loaded With Spacecraft

Every Port On The Space Station Is Loaded With Spacecraft | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If anyone else heads to the International Space Station, they're going to need to circle until Friday waiting for a parking slot.
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hora de ponta.

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Turning Policemen Into Soldiers, the Culmination of a Long Trend

Turning Policemen Into Soldiers, the Culmination of a Long Trend | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Another poisoned fruit of the post-9/11 sensibility
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Why Are We So Nostalgic for Music We Loved as Teenagers?

Why Are We So Nostalgic for Music We Loved as Teenagers? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As I plod through my 20s, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon: The music I loved as a teenager means more to me than ever—but with each passing year, the new songs on the radio sound like noisy nonsense. On an objective level, I know this makes no sense. I cannot...
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Fotografar a beleza e a desumanidade das mega-cidades da Ásia | VICE Portugal

Fotografar a beleza e a desumanidade das mega-cidades da Ásia | VICE Portugal | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Num prédio ou num caixote.
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Slaves of Happiness Island | VICE United States

Slaves of Happiness Island | VICE United States | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What’s often lost in the reporting about foreign labor in the United Arab Emirates is the agency of the workers themselves. The men I met in the Gulf are brave and ambitious—heroes to their families b…
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Oil and Why America Is Dropping Bombs to Defend Erbil

Oil and Why America Is Dropping Bombs to Defend Erbil | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Why is the U.S. is dropping bombs to defend the Kurdish city, two and a half years after American troops left Iraq?
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Why Does This Comic Book Hero Appear On So Many New Guinea War Shields?

Why Does This Comic Book Hero Appear On So Many New Guinea War Shields? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Lee Falk's hero the Phantom made his comic book debut in February 1936, but he also appears on dozens of traditional war shields made by people from the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea between the 1960s and 1980s. Why?
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ah, cultos de carga...

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By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech

By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
According to a new report that looks at how continuing improvements to artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society, 'robotic sex partners will become commonplace' by 2025. A large portion of the report also focuses on how AI and robotics will impact both blue- and white-collar workers, with about 50% of the polled experts stating that robots will displace more human jobs than they create by 2025.

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All the myths that are fit to print: Why your news feels familiar

All the myths that are fit to print: Why your news feels familiar | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Everywhere you look in your news feed is a story you've seen before. Why is that?
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Intricate Cardboard Models of Theoretical Flying Machines

Intricate Cardboard Models of Theoretical Flying Machines | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
If you happen to be in Melbourne, Australia this month, you can see Daniel Agdag's creations live at his "The Principles of Aerodynamics" show at the Mars Gallery.
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Hiroshima and the Inheritance of Trauma - The New Yorker

Hiroshima and the Inheritance of Trauma - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tomiko Shoji had made up her mind that, in her eighty-eighth year, she would share her own account of what happened on the other side of the bomb.
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18 High-Tech Warships From the Future That Rule the Seas Today

18 High-Tech Warships From the Future That Rule the Seas Today | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
War. War never changes. Mankind has fought naval battles for thousands of years. And in the 21st century, the navy is still the most important branch of any maritime nation's combat forces. But technology does change, and if you don't live near a navy harbor, there's a chance you've missed all the newest ships being built and launched in the past few years.
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Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years

Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Explore our graphical guide to the advances of the future, from 2013 to 2150.
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How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil

How Facebook Sold You Krill Oil | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
To grab some of TV’s ad dollars, the social network is trying to help advertisers reach the perfect customer.
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Slot-machine science: How casinos get you to spend more money

Slot-machine science: How casinos get you to spend more money | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Author Natasha Dow Schüll talks about the evolution of slot machines, exploring how and why they've become so addictive.
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