What I've been seeing recently:
eBooks/readers are getting cheap! Kindle $139. Authors are giving away their books initially to build WoM and rankings before increasing price to $3-$5. You can buy all three "Girl with/who..." books for $20! You make books cheap enough and people won't care that they can't give/sell them when they're done. Authors can bypass publishers and use social media to market their own works.
Time magazine's cover story this week is the Singularity. Pretty decent story considering that it's written by a mass media guy.
A computer is winning at Jeopardy!!! How freaking amazing is that! It took a mainframe computer to beat any human at chess in 1997. It can be done with a laptop now. Take a computer that can beat the best human at Jeopardy and double the processing power in 1.5 years. Then double it again in 1.5 more years.
I'm feeling a little dizzy today.