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George Orwell's schooldays

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Sodden with self-pity, Orwell's account of his prep school years is fascinating but not to be trusted. It tells us more about the writing of Nineteen Eighty-Four than the effects – good and bad – of an expensive private education, argues Sam Leith
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Outbreaks of Futurity
Tomorrow's ideas, today. Tracking exotic concepts and future marvels.
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Watch military swarm drones lock on and surround a target /

Watch military swarm drones lock on and surround a target / | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XKiUtruQiY Autonomous weapon bans (previously) are currently being debated, but in the meantime, the US Department of Defense continues work with its Perdix Micro-Drone project. Ostensibly for surveillance, it's clear these could easily be modded with lethal weaponry. F/A-18 Super Hornets deploy the drones, which can then perform a series of tactical maneuvers based on…
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When China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Falls Out of the Sky

When China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Falls Out of the Sky | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“Have you ever seen Gravity?”
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Stormy Daniels Directed a Cyberpunk Porn Thriller That Predicted Our Current Dystopia

Stormy Daniels Directed a Cyberpunk Porn Thriller That Predicted Our Current Dystopia | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Released in 2010, "The Chatroom" has a lot to say about harassment, livestreaming, revenge porn, and doxing.
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Foxbats Versus Tomcats | War Is Boring

Foxbats Versus Tomcats | War Is Boring | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The Iraqi air force received its first Foxbats – 12 MiG-25P interceptors, 12 MiG-25R reconnaissance aircraft and six MiG-25PU conversion trainers – in 1980. However, the Soviets delivered variants that fell below the technical standards demanded by the Iraqis, so Baghdad refused to accept the aircraft. Moscow eventually agree
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The Function of Discontent

The Function of Discontent | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Happiness, in one form or another, seems to be a common goal that most of us would like to attain. We often behave as though we might…
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As the Ice Melts, Nuclear Submarines Train for Arctic War

As the Ice Melts, Nuclear Submarines Train for Arctic War | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Hundreds of sailors from the US Navy and British Royal Navy meet under an ice floe in the Arctic Sea for ICEX 2018.
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Vanguard I has spent six decades in orbit, more than any other craft

Vanguard I has spent six decades in orbit, more than any other craft | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
As of this month, the US satellite Vanguard I has spent 60 years in orbit and it remains the oldest man-made object in space. Vanguard I was the fourt
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Here's What It Was Like To Fly On The Soviet Concorde

Here's What It Was Like To Fly On The Soviet Concorde | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Everyone knows about the Concorde, which shot across the Atlantic at over twice the speed of sound for decades. But it wasn’t the only supersonic airliner. For a little while there was one more, and most people have never heard of it. It was the Tupolev Tu-144, it was Soviet, and it was loud as hell.
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Stephen Hawking Is Still Underrated

Stephen Hawking Is Still Underrated | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The late physicist’s radical ideas are still changing the way we look at the cosmos.
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Transatlantic Floating Airports, 1936

Transatlantic Floating Airports, 1936 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This interesting and exploratory pamphlet, Application of Seadrome Ocean Dock Corporation (a private corporation) for a Loan Under the Provisions of the National Industrial Recovery (1933) was the result of the work of Edward R. Armstrong (1880-1955), and propose
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Still don't understand the blockchain? This explainer could help

Still don't understand the blockchain? This explainer could help | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The technology behind Bitcoin and Ethereum is still shrouded in highly technical mystery. Here we tackle the whys, wherefores – and so whats.
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The Libraries That Preserve the History of Small Islands

The Libraries That Preserve the History of Small Islands | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tiny islands, great archives.
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Technosphere Magazine: Materials (2018) — Monoskop Log

Technosphere Magazine: Materials (2018) — Monoskop Log | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Digital library of arts and humanities
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Atlanta's Boring Ransomware Cyberattack

Atlanta's Boring Ransomware Cyberattack | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A recent ransomware attack on Atlanta’s computer systems is disruptive, but so ordinary.
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Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing: The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (2015) — Monoskop Log

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing: The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (2015) — Monoskop Log | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Digital library of arts and humanities
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Learn How to Paint Your 3D Prints Like a Pro! |

Learn How to Paint Your 3D Prints Like a Pro! | | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Our community guest blogger Morena teaches you 4 easy steps to painting 3D prints with acrylic paints! Learn how to prime and layer on shadows!
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VIRTUAL ILLUSION: Livro, 'Wonderland' (2016)

VIRTUAL ILLUSION: Livro, 'Wonderland' (2016) | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Publicação sobre arte e tecnologia com particular ênfase em narrativa e criatividade, coordenada por Nelson Zagalo.
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The Fall of Nanjing as My Grandmother Lived It

The Fall of Nanjing as My Grandmother Lived It | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The story of a desperate young woman's escape from Japan’s bloody siege.
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Fitzroy Maclean Fought the Nazis, Blew Up Forts and Met a King | War Is Boring

Fitzroy Maclean Fought the Nazis, Blew Up Forts and Met a King | War Is Boring | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Fitzroy Maclean, a Scottish aristocrat and adventurer, was born into a military family in Cairo in 1911, and was educated at Eton and then Cambridge – playgrounds of the British elite. He lived a long and remarkable life. “To some people, my life might seem one long adventure holiday
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Utopia is a dangerous ideal: we should aim for ‘protopia’ | Aeon Ideas

Utopia is a dangerous ideal: we should aim for ‘protopia’ | Aeon Ideas | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Utopias are idealised visions of a perfect society. Utopianisms are those ideas put into practice. This is where the trouble begins. Thomas More coined the neologism utopia for his 1516 work that launched the modern genre for a good reason. Th
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Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive
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A Lifelong Blimp-Lover Sets His Collection Free

A Lifelong Blimp-Lover Sets His Collection Free | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Alan Gross, aka "Airship Al," is sending 100 boxes of lighter-than-air delights to the University of Akron.
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Aliens Are Still Probably Real And Here's Another UFO Video From The Navy To Prove It

Aliens Are Still Probably Real And Here's Another UFO Video From The Navy To Prove It | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Remember when we found out the government spent millions of dollars on a program that discovered mysterious inexplicable metal alloys and concluded that aliens were probably real back in a New York Times report from December? If you need a reminder, here’s another UFO intercept video from the Navy.
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Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW

Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars.
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Myth of Tomorrow – Tokyo, Japan

Myth of Tomorrow – Tokyo, Japan | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Discover Myth of Tomorrow in Tokyo, Japan: After being lost for decades, this striking mural depicting the atomic bomb covers the wall of a busy Tokyo metro station.
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