If you're not familiar with this topic, I suggest reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity
In a nutshell, the singularity is the exponential rise in the sophistication of technology and understanding (if not mastery) of the natural world - physics, chemistry, biology, etc. It is believed that the singularity will be brought on by the increasing power of computation coupled with an array of artificial intelligence capable of simulating and modeling the physical world with extreme resolution.
Some things I'm looking forward to:
1. Self-replicating nano assemblers
2. Fully immersive virtual reality
3. Unlimited energy
5. Widespread space travel
7. Ending disease
8. Immortality (useful for space exploration)
An example of a recent leap in imaging technology:
Electron microscopy enters the picometer scale
Any thoughts on the singularity?
Open for discussion...