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"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
- Peter Watts

Big Noodle  
  A vast artificial intelligence system used to process all of Earth's information.  

She saw them consulting Big Noodle, the AI System that processed Earth's information, the vast artificial intelligence on which the government relied.

Big Noodle, after analyzing the information, informed the authorities that something sinister had been smuggled past Immigration and onto Earth...

From The Divine Invasion, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Timescape in 1981
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Big Noodle could also be used to settle philosophical debates:

...Big Noodle knew all about Aquinas and Descartes and Kant and Russell and their criticisms, and the A.I. system also possessed common sense. It informed Harms that Anselm's argument did not hold water, and presented him with page after page of analysis as to why. Harms's response was to edit out Big Noodle's analysis...

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