This room is not real. It is a thought-g...

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This room is not real. It is a thought-generated construct.

The people around you are other jurors such as yourself, also plugged in virtually, also either comatose, in cryogenic stasis, or otherwise suffering from some form of disconnected conscious.

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It is important to understand that all of the faces you will see during these two mandatory trials are all pulled from your own imagination, and do not reflect the race, facial structure, or even the gender of the actual people involved.

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Time allotted to let that sit.

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I, myself, am a construct out of combined memories and thoughts, and not meant to resemble any one person. I am, if you will, somewhat like a cursor. What you are about to witness and vote on is a live feed, albeit with a seven second delay. All participants you will “see” today are assembled in this same way. What one person looks like to you will look differently to another juror.

[Four people, all wearing different color shirts, RED (male), ORANGE (female), BLUE (male) and GREEN (female) enter.]

At this current time, all civil trials may only have four participants. Two claimants and two witnesses. And they will be represented by the constructs you see behind me now. (gesturing) These four “people” you see are constructs that will be used during either trial. Which speaker is assigned which construct, is once again, random and should not be assigned any meaning with regards to race, physical characteristics, or gender.

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I will also represent not only the judge, but both lawyers. All of these precautions are for the sake of both anonymity and aiding the fairness of a trial.

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It is at this point, before we begin, that I can answer any questions any of you have. No, don’t raise your hands, you can just think them, and I will automatically select the five most asked questions.

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