One of our Customers wrote a piece several years ago that fits nicely with the new Kurzweil book, The Singularity is Near.
Grab a coffee, open your mind and see what you think about Danny's article titled:
Evolution and the Internet: Toward A Networked Humanity?
"Integration of human and machine will lead to an interconnected "organism"--the next major evolutionary step forward for humanity"
"This vision may seem horrifying to some, thrilling to others. It is the next major evolutionary step forward for humanity, and will eventually be taken. However we choose to view this scenario, the fact remains that this is the future toward which we are inevitably heading."
Great stuff, and well worth your time- enjoy!