A detailed "Annual Report about Me" from super-geek Peter Feltron
Jared M. Diamond: Guns, Germs, and Steel
History as a Darwinian process.
Geoffrey A. Moore: Inside the Tornado
We're all competing in tornadoes these days.
Boyce Rensberger: Life Itself
Biology as nanomachines. Blew my mind.
Steven Pinker: The Blank Slate
Required reading for parents.
David Brin: The Transparent Society
As is often the case, the first 2 chapters are all you need to read. An exciting, alarming, and realistic view of the the future.