Well not really random, these are the stories I filtered from the ACM tech news mailout.
Expectation of the singularity changes human behaviour, unsurprisingly.
Augmented reality – this is real use of computing to enhance our intelligence. Seems more useful than trying to create a sentient AI.
And this article blames the “Numerati” for the financial crisis. I’m not at all convinced by his narrative, but it’s an interesting read.