All posts by Albert Borgmann

Albert Borgmann (German-born American philosopher) a Regent Professor has been teaching philosophy for last four decades at The University of Montana. His latest publication is Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country (Chicago, 2006). His main interests include philosophy of technology, ethics and philosophy of society.

How Much Higher Can ICT Rise? On the Final Limits of ICT

Information and communication technology (ICT) is the most distinctive cultural accomplishment of the last half century. It is unprecedented in sophistication and transformative power. Presumably there’s no limit to sophistication. Moore’s law will reach a silicon limit, but it is likely other physical substrates and structures will take over and extend computational limits. But what about the cultural transformations? Is there an end in sight? Continue reading