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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A Cornell scientist came up with four ways to lose weight without dieting

A Cornell scientist came up with four ways to lose weight without dieting | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The best diet may be the one you don’t know you’re on. If you change just one lifestyle habit, instead of struggling to power through a traditional “diet,” you can lose two or more pounds each week. If you change up to three habits, you may lose more. Sounds simple? It can be, according to...
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ISIS vs. the Kurds

ISIS vs. the Kurds | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The U.S. wants the Kurds to do two potentially incompatible things: fight ISIS and resist seceding from Iraq. Dexter Filkins reports.
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Rather than savage cuts, Switzerland considers “Star Trek” economics

Rather than savage cuts, Switzerland considers “Star Trek” economics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
We are probably there in terms of the economics. We are very, very wealthy — we could afford to do this. But we are not there in terms of the politics.
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"We are probably there in terms of the economics. We are very, very wealthy — we could afford to do this. But we are not there in terms of the politics."

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What will the intersection of manufacturing and maker spaces look like in the near future? • /r/Futurology

What will the intersection of manufacturing and maker spaces look like in the near future? • /r/Futurology | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Seems like as factories are becoming completely automated, the equipment is also becoming more accessible. We have sculpteo, shapeways, maker...
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Humanity's Most Famous Mixtape is Now 11 Billion Miles From Earth

Humanity's Most Famous Mixtape is Now 11 Billion Miles From Earth | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Golden Record made it to interstellar space in four decades and could last for hundreds millennia, NASA says.
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A Futurama Writer on How the Show Depicted Asymmetrical Warfare

A Futurama Writer on How the Show Depicted Asymmetrical Warfare | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories & Visions for a Better Future. For...
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Futures? a short interview with Bruce Sterling

Futures? a short interview with Bruce Sterling | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
 

This is the second interview of the series I started last week, based on
my recent book about future, sci-fi and design fictions. After Warren
Ellis, here's Bruce Sterling (whose blogging have moved to this wonderful
tumblr called 'Wolf in Living Room':

NN: In your opinion, as a science-fiction writer, how to you perceive this
difficulty to go beyond the standard visions of "the Future" (from flying
cars to humanoid robots)?

BS: At SXSW 2014 I was on a panel with Warren Ellis, Joi Ito
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Survive the Future: A Lesson on Megastructures with Glen Small

Survive the Future: A Lesson on Megastructures with Glen Small | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A founder of Sci-Arc, Glen Small is "one of the dear eccentrics of American architecture ... and an early leader in the movement for green building,” according to Michael Sorkin. In a series of ema...
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An Eerie Tour of Chernobyl's Wasteland

An Eerie Tour of Chernobyl's Wasteland | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
"Do not touch the water. There is nothing more irradiated than the water itself."
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It only costs $9,000 to join this social network

It only costs $9,000 to join this social network | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
True or False: You don't go on Facebook anymore, because it's such a drag not being able to talk about your private jet's new upholstery. After all, a
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This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein Is Right, Unchecked Capitalism Will Destroy Civilization

This Changes Everything: Naomi Klein Is Right, Unchecked Capitalism Will Destroy Civilization | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein has a new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate.” She argues that because we ignored scientists' warnings for 25 years, humanity faces a stark choice: The end of civilization as we know it or the end of capitalism as we know it. It shouldn't be a tough choice, right?
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Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer

Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
5 overlooked stories that could reshape world affairs
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How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art

How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Artificial intelligence that imitates children’s learning

Artificial intelligence that imitates children’s learning | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The computer programs used in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly specialized. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. Scientists have now created an AI program that can learn how to solve problems in many different areas. The program is designed to imitate certain aspects of children’s cognitive development.
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The Case for Kill Switches in Military Weaponry

The Case for Kill Switches in Military Weaponry | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Existing technology might have made it possible to disarm ISIS from a distance
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Atlas Mugged: How a Libertarian Paradise in Chile Fell Apart | VICE United States

Atlas Mugged: How a Libertarian Paradise in Chile Fell Apart | VICE United States | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Two years after Galt's Gulch Chile was founded, the utopian project is mired in personal and legal conflicts and investors now claim that the guy in charge is a sociopath and a con man.
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um empreendedor amante do ideário da ayn rand revela-se um vigarista psicopata? qual é a surpresa? estava apenas a imitar a sua mentora...

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Woman has third breast implanted

Woman has third breast implanted | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Jasmine Tridevil, a massage therapist in Tampa, Florida, claims that she had a third breast implanted to get famous, land a reality show, and become "unattractive to men" because she doesn't "want to date anymore." From CBS Tampa Bay:




...“It was really hard finding someone that would do it because they’re breaking the code of ethics,” she said.
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doesn't really work that way. *idiocracy.

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Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It's just worth taking a moment now and then to remember that people have long believed the culture was collapsing, the world was going dark, the music was all junk, the books were all corrupting, and the new thing replacing the old thing meant the new people were going to be worse.
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"It's just worth taking a moment now and then to remember that people have long believed the culture was collapsing, the world was going dark, the music was all junk, the books were all corrupting, and the new thing replacing the old thing meant the new people were going to be worse. "

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How Environment Can Boost Creativity

How Environment Can Boost Creativity | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Dim lighting and ambient noise may lead to more out-of-the-box ideas.
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The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations | WIRED

The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
But part of the promise of VR has always been what it means outside of gaming and entertainment. Now, with the Teleporter, Marriott Hotels is trying to be the first to show the world…well, the world.
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Scotland: The World's First Referendum on Inequality?

Scotland: The World's First Referendum on Inequality? | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
What the independence campaign has in common with Occupy Wall Street
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The Disruption Myth

The Disruption Myth | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The idea that businesses are more vulnerable to upstarts than ever is out-of-date—and that’s a big problem.
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Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution (Full Documentary)

Want to watch the amazing singularity documentary Beyond Human: The Cyborg Revolution? Check this out...
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Future Ennui

Future Ennui | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As we march onwards towards wearables and alerts on our wrists, we're no longer shocked by technological progress, but rather exhausted by it.
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