It makes total sense that some of the work being done in AI right now is in the realm of video games–i.e. a computer teaching itself English to win at Civilization.
One of my favorite posthuman-SF writers, Charles Stross, on why the singularity won’t happen.
How China is making prisoners do what millions of other people do voluntarily: play World of Warcraft.
And from Poor Yorick Entertainment, a front page for Infinite Jest and a great tourism poster for my good ole hometown, Tucson: