So keeping it alive with fresh voices is important. In music, art, and in writing. It keeps people interested in the genre so they stay woke and know that creeping Mix/Topside divide when they see it.
Everything you say about cyberpunk being a warning and not a road map is so true. I still find myself shaking my head from time to time as more of the dystopian future stuff that I read as a kid seems to be coming into reality.
For example, I have done some work with JP Morgan and they have their own internal security division. It makes sense, but I hadn't really thought about it until a bunch of armed guys showed up, to pick up equipment and load it into their own armored truck, to take it to the nearest airport to load it onto a private JP Morgan plane.
Most of the time, they farm out site security and what not to Securitas. But when it comes to critical, absolutely cannot be messed up types of security situations, they use their own people.