Peter Watts is the man. I love his fiction, and his blog rocks pretty hard too. This latest post is a must-read: You Won’t Get Elected If You Don’t Speak Klingon — Both Law and Economics, in other words, are human artifacts. They’re like Gibsonian cyberspace, a consensual hallucination that only works because everybody agrees to stay inside the playground. They’re Klingon Summer Camp, they’re Dungeons and Dragons for geeks with MBAs: beautifully arcane, deeply developed, honed and crafted by decades of game play..
PS: you can get most of his work for free (PDF/online format) via the fiction link above, but PLEASE PLEASE go buy anything you find in print in a store. The more we buy, the more he can sell in the future!