If you’re into AI or futurism I highly recommend reading Accelerando by Charles Stross, it is a brilliant example of science-fiction’s power to explore the “real” future. The first two thirds are the best living through the singularity fiction I have ever read. The progression is so reasonable, written mostly from the perspective of an entrepreneur working in the AI field. It actually gave me future shock at a couple of points and I had to put it down to work through the implications of what Stross had lead me through. A bit post-human, a bit trans-human and a bit cyberpunk in flavour but not transcendence thank god (pun intended).