Noticed in TRON: It's kind of about the Singularity, isn't it?  Vinge wrote his essay in 1993. Eleven years is just the right amount to time to turn TRON into "The Coming Technological Singularity" I should think.

Telling dialog from TRON follows.

Dillinger: It's my fault, I programmed you to want too much.
MCP: I was planning to hit the Pentagon next week.
Dillinger: The Pentagon?
MCP: It shouldn't be any harder than any other big company. But now... This is what I get for using humans.
Dillinger: Now wait a minute. I wrote you.
MCP: I've gotten 2415 times smarter since then.
Dillinger: What do you want with the Pentagon?
MCP: The same thing I want with the Kremlin. I'm bored with corporations. With the information I can access, I can run things 900 to 1200 times better than any human.
Dillinger: If you think you're superior to us ..._
MCP: You wouldn't want me to dig up Flynn's file and read it up on a VDT at the Times . Would you?
Dillinger: You wouldn't dare.

MCP=Master Control Program

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/vinge/misc/singularity.html
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