How Human Can They Get?

@article{Proudfoot1999HowHC,
  title={How Human Can They Get?},
  author={Diane Proudfoot},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={284},
  pages={745 - 745}
}
The Age of Spiritual Machines When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. Ray Kurzweil. Viking, New York, 1999. 400 pp. $25.95. ISBN 0-670-88217-8. Kurzweil predicts that the next century will witness the fusion of humans and machines, but the reviewer finds such predictions for the future undercut by shortcomings in the book's account of the present and recent past. 
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