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"On-line gaming environments are completely different things... Essentially it's massive global role-playing."
- Peter Watts

Automatic Judge  
  Automatically listens to the plaintiff and defendant and provides a just verdict.  

"And that very peculiar machine next to the sandwich canning machine?" asked Pep.

"That," replied Doctor Haekensaw proudly, "is one of my greatest triumphs in inventing. That is an Automatic Judge. Our courts are now all overcrowded with cases. This machine will automatically listen to the pleadings of the contending parties and give a just decision. In fact I'll guarantee the decisions of the machine to be equitable in 999 cases out of a thousand which is a larger proportion than any judge I ever heard of can boast."

"How ridiculous!" retorted Pep, "Whoever heard of an 'automatic judge!' Why such a thing is impossible! A machine can't possibly think or have judgment!"

Technovelgy from Dr. Hackensaw's Secrets Some Minor Inventions, by Clement Fezandie.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1926
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Compare to the mechanical judge from The Lord of Tranerica (1939) by Stanton A. Coblentz and the robot judge from Robot Justice (1959) by Harry Harrison.

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