Albert Borgmann Reflecting on Facebook and the iPhone

On occasions this blog will have guest posts by authors who have expertise in areas related to our central themes.  We are lucky to hear today from Albert Borgmann, a world renowned philosopher of technology and author of Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life. Here Borgmann reflects on Facebook and the iPhone and the hidden …

To Rise From the Dead

“Extinction,” as they say, “is forever.”  It is the threat that has launched a thousand environmental campaigns. Despite being the ultimate fate of all species, extinction remains universally appalling in its finality. The thought of extinction serves as a chilling reference point for almost all conservation thinking. Technologies being developed in the emerging Plastocene epoch …