I've been listening to The Seminars about The Long Now Podcasts which has lead me to the writer, Bruce Sterling. Sterling gave a fascinating talk titled, "The Singularity: Your Future as a Black Hole".
Sterling is a science fiction writer and he is one of the founders the the cyberpunk movement. A quick search on Wired and Slashdot returned many engaging articles.
- The talk, "The Singularity: Your Future as a Black Hole" (2004)