During my latest round of research I came across these 2 TED lectures that I believe are must see. That is, if your into Machine Intelligence and Genetics. Even so, if this sounds a little over your head, I think each genre will produce revolutions unlike anything we have see before. Set against the organized chaos of our society somewhere in amongst the myths and legends of the past, to the modern day miracles of the future.
The Living Matrix
Computing Beyond Turing - Jeff Hawkins