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"It's hard to tell stories about critters that are not human. John W. Campbell tried it, in "Twilight," and everybody says it's a wonderful story, and nobody ever reads it twice."
- Jerry Pournelle

Jurymech  
  A robotic entity serving the function of a trial jury.  

He went on trial at 10:40 A.M., with the option of human (fallible) jury, or robotic (infallible) jury- mech.

Irrationally, he chose the human jury...

...he also knew that advantage would have been lost, had he chosen a robot jurymech to try the case.

The nice things about humans tied in with their irrationality. They were human, they could see the human point of view. A robot would see the robotic point of view. Bergman desperately needed that human factor.

Technovelgy from Wanted in Surgery, by Harlan Ellison.
Published by IF Worlds of Science Fiction in 1957
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