The Future's Gonna Be Great!
For those of you too lazy to slog through Kurzweil's The Singularity Is Near, or even the essay the book is based on, The Law of Accelerating Returns, - here's a good presentation given by Kurzweil on how evolutionary systems progress exponentially not linearly. And that, dear friends, is the crux of the argument. And why you'll be backing up your brain on the Maxtor drive sooner than you'd think.
The future is gonna be great.