Good readable summary post of the future scearios for intelligence improvement (that rise to a singularity type level):
By the way, I get all my news from blogs now. I've pretty much stopped listening to music or playing games. It's a long ways away from when I spent hours playing Doom and Counterstrike, watching comedy central, and listening to bebop jazz, italian opera, and reggae. Reality and technological and scientific development has just gotten too interesting. In my free time I'd rather get smarter (about getting smarter) than anything else. I still hang out with friends, getting dinner, going to house parties, etc. I pick them because I enjoy their company, not because they're interested in these topics, but I wish they were passionate about this stuff too.