Thursday, October 4, 2012

Martin Luther King on the difference between technical and social calculation

...I think this speaks to the socialist calculation debate:

"Computers solve in minutes problems humans would require hundreds of years to calculate: man-made instruments guide missiles millions of miles into space, measuring and analyzing the components of other worlds. Yet in a luncheonette in a Southern town, the government cannot make the Constitution function for human rights."

- Martin Luther King, Jr., in The Nation, March 30th, 1963

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