I love these articles and books like "The Singularity is Near," because the changes (which are probably inevitable) are so fascinating. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, this stuff is so complicated that it may take decades or centuries before the radical changes predicted come to fruition. In the meantime, dribs and drabs of cool things steadily pop into our life and keep us smiling and nodding our heads. Every once in a while some of these changes may be quite disruptive leading to a lot of angst and some fun bubbles in the market.
Ultimately I am with easysurfer -- COBOL will be with us in decades hence. Heck, chunks of it will probably be wrapped in 10G software in the first platform we use for uploading our minds.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson