A nice, if somewhat limited, account of the Singularity Summit that took place over the weekend and that I couldn't fucking go to because it was in California.
I'm currently working on a series of silly little tales for a transhumanist writing contest: they're all about what actually happens during the Singularity Decade (no, it won't happen overnight: it's just a convenient name for a period of rapid technological development and paradigm shifting), and so far I have two of them started:
"The God of Tech Support's 'Last' Ride" -- or, what happens to tech support people when software and hardware can not only fix itself but explain to stupid monkeys (aka 1.0 Humans) how to work them.
"The Sistahood of the Wearable" -- or, how the combination of teenage girls' savage need for acceptance and ubiquitous cellphone/IM technology leads to the formation of group-mind cognitive structures, and the first truly posthuman entities evolve from teenage girls.
Also, I may have to give a number of these stories characters named after songs from AFX's Analord
series, 'cause "Cilonen" just sounds like the PERFECT name for an emergent MI. Of course, the
first MI will always turn out to be the Googleplex (or Mother Google), which self-evolves out of recursive search heuristics when somebody does a search for "How do I become sentient?" HA!