I agree with you, always thought that cyberpunk was not something to strive forwards, but sadly it looks like we are starting to live in a cyberpunk era.
Perhaps the worst thing, as you said, is that it is being treated as a fetish. Most peeps I know are like "oh yes, so cool! with dem implants we will be allowed to hack into the Gibson" or whatever. But they do not realize that all the available hardware is compromised by corporations/government.
Hell, they don't even use a secure system, and are pretty much in every botnet possible. We can only hope with Shenzhen being the nest for open hardware, but dunno anymore.>>559
Sushi, why don't you go innawoods? or somewhere remote with the chance of having decent internet? It seems like solitude is your kind of thing.