Fwd: [Haskell-cafe] I read somewhere that for 90% of a wide class of computing problems, you only need 10% of the source code in Haskell, that you would in an imperative language.

Alberto G. Corona agocorona at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 12:47:28 EDT 2009

May be because consciousness is relatively new and thus, not optimized.
Sequentiallity is somehow related with lack of information and lack or
resources. There is nothing more sequential than a Turing machine. The Von
Newman architecture is designed to make as much as possible with  a few more
resources. The older parts of the brain are fast and parallel because they
have a long history of optimizations by natural selection., The new cortex
still struggles, step by step, to deduce new information from the available
internal and external information at the pace they arrive.

2009/10/1 Tom Tobin <korpios at korpios.com>

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 3:26 AM, Andrew Coppin
> <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> > It might be a better argument to say that human thinking is fundamentally
> > sequential; parallel computers have been around for a little while now...
> Perhaps *conscious* human thinking is sequential — yet our brains are
> massively parallel processors, and have been around for quite a long
> time.  ;-)
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