Paperback, Viking Press, 1999, full number line1-10,Copyright 1999 Ray Kurzweil, 388 pages "Ray Kurzweil, peerless inventor of such brain extenders as reading machines, speech recognition, and music synthesis, has now reinvented the book as a luninous synthesis of mind and machine. In a series of witty, ingenious, and profound meditaations, he explores the metaphoric moment when machines will attain and then surpass the capabilities of the human brain. This is a book that makes all other roads to the computer future look like goat paths in Patagonia."---George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty, Microcosm and Telecosm. This copy: clean, silver covers, slight dog ears and slight beginnings of a curl to cover edge, no marking in this copy.