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"Science fiction operates a little bit like science itself, in principle. You've got thousands of people exploring ideas, putting forth their own hypotheses. Most of them are dead wrong; a few stand the test of time; everything looks kind of quaint in hind"
- Peter Watts

Morality Rating-Computer  
  A computer system able to determine moral deviancy.  

The last crime in the Solar System — in fact, in any of the nine systems that made up the Galactic League of Planets — had been committed in 2231, more than five hundred years earlier. The Dwoskin Morality Rating-Computer could 'spot the slightest tendency to deviation' from the social norm and the treatment was always successful. With the end of crime, interest in crime literature rapidly waned. For four hundred years no one had read mystery stories and most people had even forgotten there had ever been such a form of literature.
From Assignment to Aldebaran, by Kendall Foster Crossen.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1953
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Compare to the precrime analytical wing from The Minority Report (1956), by Philip K. Dick. Also, check the article Russia Bans Cursing, Demolition Man Morality Device Next and this article on the field of Moral Performance Enhancement.

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