Re: [OPE-L] Enrique D. Dussel's writings online

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Wed Apr 06 2005 - 14:53:42 EDT

>  For instance, future robotic taxi firms, in which the
> taxi drivers are software machines that get paid a wage from the human
> owners, self-monitor themselves for breakdowns and wirelessly order
> their own repairs, oil changes, etc.


Why would the owner of a machine pay the machine a wage?

> For instance, future genetically
> and cybernetically enhanced primates that have the language abilities
> of, say, a six year old, and are employed to perform menial tasks, and
> spend their few pennies on food and shelter.

Why would the 'owner' of a monkey pay the monkey a wage?

> The latter
> example is a non-human factor that partially participates in the
> labour market.

If someone buys a monkey on the market, genetically enhanced or not,
how can that market be said to be a labour market (i.e. a market
where the right to command labour-power during a specific period of
time in exchange for a wage is bought and sold)?

In solidarity, Jerry

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