From: Paul Cockshott (clyder@GN.APC.ORG)
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 18:24:48 EST
Ian Wright wrote: > > Hello Rakesh > > I didn't get the overall direction of your questions, but I was reeled in to > try to answer: > > >Doesn't the movement of mental laboring > >activities, e.g. writing code, assume the application of the Babbage > >principle to mental operations ... ? > > A more > philosophical point is that, according to the Church-Turing thesis, the > reduction of human mental activity to the simplest operations has been > achieved, which completes Babbage's program. The Church-Turing thesis is > informally the hypothesis that all human mental activity is replicable by a > particular class of machines, of which an ordinary personal computer is a > finite example. This means that all mental labour can in principle be > automated. This raises the question of whether the law of value would still operate were the church turing principle to be taken to its limit.
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