I subscribe to Wired magazine, so receive the (paper) magazine shortly before it goes on general sale each month. In the July issue, geospatial technology gets heavy coverage. There is a four page article on Google Maps and Earth - "The Whole Earth, Cataloged: How Google Maps is changing the way we see the world". John Hanke, director of Google Earth and Google Maps, is quoted a number of times. One snippet I hadn't heard before is that Google Earth was "inspired in part by the Neal Stephenson novel Snow Crash - the protagonist uses a software program called Earth, created by the 'Central Intelligence Corporation' and containing a 'perfectly detailed rendition of Planet Earth'". Mike Liebhold from the Institute for the Future and Michael Goodchild from UCSB are also quoted.
This is followed by a futuristic article by science fiction writer Bruce Sterling called "Dispatches From the Hyperlocal Future - that's hyper as in linked and local as in location". The author writes about his imagined life in 2017, and describes himself as a "geoblogger" - hey, some of us are just ahead of our time :) !!
So check out Wired magazine in July!