The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil
many months ago, Renee Blodgett sent me this book. Renee is a PR star and she does PR for Kurzweil. she does a great job because i would have never read the book if she did not ask me to and either would all the others.
but i'm glad i did. this is one of the most thought-provoking books i have read in the last 5 years. it is big, fat, weighty, long, and has an ugly cover. but you should still read it. it is extremely powerful.