I like forward looking websites. Probably the best, most well known one is called Ted. I highly recommend browsing through it’s presentations. Very educated people giving (usually) very good presentations that are fact/data based – they tend to take a less ideologically based view than most sources.
However, research sites are interesting too. Here’s one about ten interesting projects that Microsoft research is working on. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/120108-10-microsoft-research-projects.html