1. First off (recognizing that ordering these was not easy) we have “Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us”, by Bill Joy. This discusses the pitfalls that humanity must watch out for during our quest to embrace technology. *Note: It’s 2^50 times cooler than I made it sound.
2. Next we have “God Is The Machine”. This is an extrordinarily awesome piece on what many top scientists are just starting to believe may be the key to the grand unified theory. The key will suprise you.
3. Finally, we have “The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect”. This is one of the coolest sci-fi stories you will ever read – period.
Let me just reiterate; make time and read these. Do it soon. Your life will be richer as a result.