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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This is the best-ever photo of Pluto. Tomorrow's will be MUCH better.

This is the best-ever photo of Pluto. Tomorrow's will be MUCH better. | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
This morning, the New Horizons probe zinged safely1 past Pluto. Before it did, it transmitted the best photo we've seen of Pluto s
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My Fair Ladies - Rutgers University Press

My Fair Ladies - Rutgers University Press | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
My Fair Ladies
Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves
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Use an Old, Cheap Word Processor as a Distraction-Free Writing Tool

Use an Old, Cheap Word Processor as a Distraction-Free Writing Tool | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It’s a $19 “piece of junk,” but a portable word processor could keep you focused on your writing and nothing else.
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Pluto's Mysterious Dark Splotches Come Into Focus

Pluto's Mysterious Dark Splotches Come Into Focus | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
At this point, it’s safe to say that we’re going to be receiving a new ‘highest resolution image ever’ of Pluto on a close to 24 hour basis. Yesterday, we got our first peek at geologic features on the dwarf planet’s surface. And today, New Horizons beamed back the best image to date of four mysterious dark splotches near Pluto’s south pole.
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Foshan City to Open 'Robot Supermarket' in September

Foshan City to Open 'Robot Supermarket' in September | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Government officials of Foshan City in Guangdong Province have announced on July 10, Friday, plans to open a 20,000-square-meter-plus "robot supermarket" in the city's Shunde District, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
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The Secret Swimming Pools of the Paris Catacombs

The Secret Swimming Pools of the Paris Catacombs | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
It felt like the pavements of Paris could have melted this month. The city's swimming pools were filled with splashing bodies and escape from the heat seemed
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What Microsoft's HoloLens Tech Might Actually Look Like

What Microsoft's HoloLens Tech Might Actually Look Like | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s HoloLens tech is impressive, but it’s hard to get across what it looks like to people who aren’t wearing the glasses when they’re not, well, wearing the glasses. So the company whipped up this demo video to help.
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Sexy Arcade Game Advertisements From The 1980s

Sexy Arcade Game Advertisements From The 1980s | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Somewhere along the way video games became child’s play in the minds of consumer groups and ratings boards, but back in the radically square 8-bit arcade days there were way more adults playing games than kids.The arcade game ads of yore were cheesy in all the right ways, with garish art and big haired models who look completely out of place standing near an arcade cabinet, let alone trying to play a video game (gasp!):Explore the seamy underbelly of early arcade game advertising with this
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The Selfie and the Self: How Facebook's Rainbow Filters Relate to Art History

The Selfie and the Self: How Facebook's Rainbow Filters Relate to Art History | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
At the end of June, millions of users changed their profile pictures to show support for same-sex marriage—rooting themselves in a portraiture tradition that’s long used symbols to define and express identity.
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Filtered for coherent narratives ( 6 Jul., 2015, at Interconnected)

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"The Phantom Time Hypothesis suggests that the early Middle Ages (614-911 A.D.) never happened the implication of which is that Charlemagne was a fictional character and that the year is not 2015, but actually 1718. Somebody jumped the calendar forward; documents were forged."

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In Russia, selfie takes you, prompts official “safety selfie” warning

In Russia, selfie takes you, prompts official “safety selfie” warning | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After injuries and deaths, citizens warned not to take selfies with guns, tigers.
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So much for national sovereignty | Memex 1.1

And then my countrymen finally understood why they had traded national sovereignty for that brief moment in the global sun.
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"And then my countrymen finally understood why they had traded national sovereignty for that brief moment in the global sun."

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The Fascinating Dedication of Train Enthusiasts

The Fascinating Dedication of Train Enthusiasts | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Many tourists would skip a trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion zone in Ukraine based on the radioactivity alone but on the day Emily Moser arrived, there was an...
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Hayao Miyazaki Is Directing A Computer Animated Film

Hayao Miyazaki Is Directing A Computer Animated Film | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
"There’s nothing inherently wrong or right about a method, whether it be pencil drawings or 3-D CG," Miyazaki says.
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é isto: "“I think talent decides everything,” Miyazaki said. “More than the method, what’s important is the talent using it. There’s nothing inherently wrong or right about a method, whether it be pencil drawings or 3-D CG.”"

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Palmyra, from Zenobia to ISIS

Palmyra, from Zenobia to ISIS | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Jihadists have captured a city that was once a center of learning and tolerance, ruled by a strong-willed queen.
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A collection of man-made 'music' and the machines behind it

A collection of man-made 'music' and the machines behind it | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Listen and learn.
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These Altered Images Show Photojournalism at Its Worst

These Altered Images Show Photojournalism at Its Worst | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Mistakes, misrepresentations, and downright deceptions in photojournalism are as old as the practice itself. And according to photojournalist Michael Kamber, founder of the Bronx Documentary Center and curator of its exhibit, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” these problems are only getting worse.
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Pirate MEP’s copyright reforms voted in by Europarl with “Right of Panorama” intact

Pirate MEP’s copyright reforms voted in by Europarl with “Right of Panorama” intact | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Molly Crabapple’s dystopian take on The Great New York Stock Exchange Outage of July, 2015

Molly Crabapple’s dystopian take on The Great New York Stock Exchange Outage of July, 2015 | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
“I was met by fires in the streets, the screams of the dying tourists and the shouts of former traders offering sacrifices to their new gods...”
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The Age of Creepiness - The New Yorker

The Age of Creepiness - The New Yorker | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Are creeps to our current era what anxiety was to postwar life? Maybe, but the analysis of creepiness can be creepy itself.
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The New Aesthetic — Google Self-driving car encounters woman in a...

Google Self-driving car encounters woman in a wheelchair chasing a duck.
Via Kottke - How Google’s self-driving car sees the road, via Tom T.
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Interviews: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Question - Slashdot

Interviews: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Question - Slashdot | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The whole "Singularity" kind of event? Yeah, it's science fiction, and not very good SciFi at that, in my opinion. Unending exponential growth? What drugs are those people on? I mean, really..
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essencialmente, suplementos vitamínicos: "The whole "Singularity" kind of event? Yeah, it's science fiction, and not very good SciFi at that, in my opinion. Unending exponential growth? What drugs are those people on? I mean, really.."

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