As the focus on the future for business becomes how to integrate their models into the 'internet of things', public institutions like education have already been accelerating this process in the hopes of providing a less expensive, safer, and more results oriented alternative to over-crowded classrooms, and declining literacy rates.
Yet one of the most expensive institutions in the public sphere continues to be that of courts, justice, and a legal system which has become to bloated that a single high profile case can sometimes bankrupt small townships who's budgets are not funded to accommodate such trials.
So to help alleviate some of these expenditures, the UK is looking into, and beginning a process to have many court cases and trials be done online, and without the necessity of lawyers. In essence, a return to the old fashioned magistrate system where justices use technology to act as judge, jury, and executioner for a ruling.
Lord Justice Briggs, a Court of Appeal judge who drew up a package of reforms for the civil justice system, has called for the establishment of an online court that does not have lawyers and can deal with claims of up to £25,000. The move would give “effective access to justice without having to incur the disproportionate cost of using lawyers”, a report says. – UK Times
We’ve often made the point that the current Western law system is an illegitimate, expensive botch that would not be practical without monopoly central banking.
The US alone imprisons 25 percent of the world incarcerated population. It pays for this insanity by the over-printing of money. – Daily Bell
As inflation has skyrocketed the costs for nearly everything, and city, county, and state revenues have not kept up with the increasing costs to be able to provide the services of law and order in many communities, chances are very likely that many crimes, both misdemeanor and felony, will one day soon be adjudicated online through the internet, where judges will once again be given extraordinary power to rule on behalf of both the state and the individual, all because it will become a necessary cost cutting measure.
Or the judges will simply be robots when technology evolves to the point where they can take over that position.