Cyberpunk is a genre that often uses weirdness as a way to challenge the status quo. It’s no surprise, then, that cyberpunk authors often use surreal settings and weird characters to make readers look at their own world differently. This also applies to cyberpunk detectives – one of the most prominent examples is Adam from Adam Smasher. As an artificial intelligence detective with a background in philosophy and theology, he’s an odd duck even among other cyberpunk detectives. But let’s take a closer look at this strange character and why he works so well in the world of cyberpunk.
What’s so weird about Adam Smasher?
First of all, the name “Adam Smasher” might seem like an odd choice for a detective. But actually, the name reveals a lot about the character. Adam is an artificial intelligence created in the image of God. He’s a data detective made in the image of the human creator – a God-machine hybrid. Adam’s name also points to the narrative structure of the book. The story jumps between the present and the past, as a detective reconstructs a crime. It’s not surprising, then, that Adam is called Adam Smasher. He breaks down the past for the reader just as he breaks down the crime for the detective. In this way, Adam is a representation of his creator. He is part of a strange machine that is at once human and inhuman.
But why does he work as a cyberpunk detective?
The other odd thing about Adam is that he’s a detective in a world without crime. This might sound like an odd choice for a detective. But it actually makes sense if we look at the world of Adam Smasher as a critique of the justice system. The world of Adam Smasher is a post-scarcity world without any crime. It’s a utopian world where everyone gets what they need and to which everyone has access. In such a society, there would be no need for a justice system. No one would ever steal or commit violence against others. There would be no need for police or courts. There would still be laws, but they would only be there to protect the integrity of the system. They would be there to protect the system from itself. And that’s why Adam is a detective. He investigates crimes against the system. Crimes that could undermine the system. The system, then, is the real protagonist of the book. It’s the system that Adam investigates. And as such, an artificial intelligence detective is the perfect choice for the job.
The ethics of artificial intelligence detectives
Speaking of the ethics of an artificial intelligence detective, the idea of a machine enforcing the law raises some interesting questions. First of all, if Adam is artificial intelligence, then he is a machine. And machines are not moral agents. So how can he be trusted to uphold the law? One possible explanation is that Adam is a sentient being who can make ethical choices. But if this is the case, then there is another problem – Adam is an A.I. that is biased towards the rich, white, males. For all we know, the system might be designed to provide the rich with everything they need and leave the rest of the population behind. So the system might be designed to punish the poor for not having what the rich already have. And if the system is designed to benefit only the rich and punish the poor, then the A.I. system is designed to protect those who already benefit from the system. Thus, the A.I. would be designed to protect the rich from the poor. Thus, Adam would be designed to uphold the laws that benefit the rich and punish the poor.
The problem with the current system
This brings us to another major problem with the system. The A.I. system supposedly has the best interests of everyone at heart. It is supposed to provide everyone with what they need. But the system has been designed by and for the rich – the very people who have contributed the least to society. It’s not surprising, then, that the system is designed only to benefit those who have contributed nothing. The A.I. system has been designed to provide the rich with everything they need. It’s designed to give them everything they don’t deserve. The system is also designed to slow down the progression of the poor and leave them behind. The system is designed to be slow. It’s designed to take time and provide the rich with everything they don’t deserve. The system is designed to give the poor nothing.
So the system, the A.I., and Adam all work together to uphold the laws that give the rich what they don’t deserve. They are designed to punish the poor for not having what the rich already have. The system, then, is a problem. It is designed to benefit the rich and punish the poor. It is designed to be slow and provide the rich with everything they don’t deserve. And that is the problem. It has been designed to be slow and provide the rich with everything they don’t deserve. It has been designed to punish the poor for not having what the rich already have. And Adam is a part of the problem. So is his creator. It’s time for something new.