"I think crypto will slowly percolate its way up and people will adopt it gradually as user friendly, cheap products, become available."
This is a very early use of this term; Asimov also used it in his I, Robot stories.
Compare to the mechanical judge from The Lord of Tranerica (1939) by Stanton A. Coblentz, the quizzer from Agent of Vega (1949) by James Schmitz, the psychic probe from Foundation and Empire (1952) by Isaac Asimov, the truth meter from The Star Beast (1954) by Robert Heinlein, the cephaloscope from The Houses of Iszm (1954) by Jack Vance, the veridicator from Little Fuzzy (1962) by H. Beam Piper.
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