I was talking with someone a while back about sci-fi and they mentioned a story in a post-apocalyptic setting, only instead of the apocalypse being zombies or robot-overlords or nuclear war or alien invasion or disease or global-warming or world-government-forced-mass-sterilization or something, it was the singularity -- most people had uploaded. And the remaining world for the luddites that stayed behind was not horrific, just lonely. I don't recall the author or even whether he said it was a novel or short story. Anyone know what it is?
I remember that Vinge's Marooned in Realtime had a hint of this but I'm sure that is not what this guy was talking about as this was definitely set in the near-ish future.
Yes, this may slightly overlap with Terminator/Matrix robot overlord territory, but absolutely not the same -- this singularity basically subtracted human and computer presence from the world, leaving behind an old west style remnant of society. OK, at least as far as I understood from a two minute conversation with a stranger.