Below is a list of three articles/stories that every single geek absolutely must be aware of and be willing to discuss at a moments notice. This is a bare minimum creme of the crop: I’ll be compiling a more comprehensive list in the future – one that includes more of the classics. The links below are the higher-level, thinking pieces – good for the geeks among the geeks. Trust me, you’ll love them.
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.