My friend and fellow science fiction author William Hertling disagrees with me that the Singularity is further than it appears.
Will has spent some time thinking about this, since he's written three fantastic near-future novels about a world going through an AI Singularity.
He's written a rebuttal to my The Singularity is Further Than it Appears post.
Here's his rebuttal: The Singularity is Still Closer Than It Appears.
If you've seen other thoughtful rebuttals or responses out there, please leave links to them in the comments.