I am a bit bummed that I saw too late Mark Lennard's post that Bruce is doing a lecture in the Bay Area. (Mark, how was it?) I saw him once at the Long Now when he was talking about Singularity. He was speculating whether instead of at the dawn of something big like Singularity we are experiencing Technobesity a glut of technology that we are less and less capable to absorb.
In the new scientist he just published a short story:
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by Google
It is written out of the perspective of a teenager in the year 2026. Excellent observations of where a couple of trends probably will lead us: