Here is an interesting article in Popular Science asking "Is Science Fiction About to go blind?"
Wandering through the exhibition room at a science- fiction convention in Boston a few months ago, I saw plenty of reprints of golden-age SF classics for sale. But I also encountered paintings of half-naked people battling dragons, vendors hawking crystals and a folk musician warming up for a recital. Where is the science in science fiction? I wondered. Whatever happened to envisioning the future? Anthropologist Judith Berman, who recently surveyed a crop of science fiction published in 1999, has a grim answer: Many modern stories are nostalgic, wary of new technologies rather than enthusiastic about them.
They also mentioned a soon-to-be-published novel called Accelerando where a group of people have their brains uploaded into a spaceship the size of a tin can.
Accelerando is the story of three generations of a dysfunctional family living through the Singularity. What makes the novel unusual is not the size of the ship or the strange cocktails or even the sexual metaphors—a coital act culminates with the transfer of “source code”
Being the Catholic nerd that I am – I wondered if in that case would a firewall be a contraceptive act? Would emptying the recycle bin after this act be abortive.