Has anyone seen this film? I believe that many of the questions asked in the film are questions that ME wants us to think about. Kurzweil has been very active with the gaming industry and I am sure Bioware has been exposed to his idea. The idea of Singularity is open to interpretation, but it essentially equals a massive expansion of technology very very quickly. We very well might be on the cusp of this ourselves. Some of the best thinkers on the issue think it is going to become a major issue within the next 3 years... Hugo de Garis has a discussed this. Ben Goertzl (spelling may be wrong) is another individual with many statements on this issue.
A major part of the film is the discussion that we are very close to being able to essentially link up our brains to a global network (not unlike the Geth) and that we will soon be able to develop computers small enough to act as blood cells and brain cells. An example used in the film is this:
40 years ago computers were the size of buildings, today we hold vastly more powerful computers in our pocket. With computing speed doubling every year (Moore's Law), mankind is about to be facing some very serious issues. It is best for us to talk about this now in order to give ourselves as much time as possible to include as many as possible to provide input. This issue is going to transcend nation states.
I do no want to tell too much about the film in case many have not seen it. But if people have it might be interesting to discuss. I tried this on the Bioware forums and the next post was someone bitching about the ending in the typical self absorbed fashion that now dominates it.