>Is there anything wrong with being a cyberpunk poser?
To me, it depends on the idea behind it: is it just superficial or is there more to it?
>Bear in mind the aspects of dystopia we are already subjected to.
We do live in avery superficial world with very short attention spans, sure.
>The main things we are missing from cyberpunk fiction is the cool stuff.
>Dressing the part just helps set the mood. Using the correct style of tech feels better.
How? Cyberpunk is mostly depressive, especially with the cool stuff, as you point out we lack. Further, what is correct style of tech? Leather, latex and thermo optic stealth?
>If we have to live in this world, the least we can do is our bit to shape it to be more schway. In the absence of some sort of appropriate mega-corporation's products don't submit to crapple's minimalism. Get something chunky with plenty of buttons.
Like a ham radio?
>Wear a Casio watch, carry a laser. A fucking LASER! Think about how weird that really is compared to say, 60 years ago. If nobody in the street looks like the artwork on the cover of an old cyberpunk novel, be that person yourself. Someone has to do it.
The main problem is that you stand out in the crowd like a sore thumb, which is rarely a good idea in a dystopian world. A mohawk would hammer this home.
>I am a poser, I have no shame in admitting that. I possess knowledge that is nowhere near close to sufficient to be a hacker. What little I do know about using computers in a more secure, even rebellious manner, I routinely ignore because of the effort involved.
People dress up tech with dramatic language. In reality it is far more accessible than people realise, to the point that a teenager was able to fabricate semicoductor chips in his basement.
>It is my preference to simply look as if the world is full cyberpunk already. Fake it till you make it, be the change you want to see and so on. So put on some mirrored sunglasses, strap various gadgetry to your body and get out there sometimes. Spread the aesthetic because the corporations have failed to do it for us.
Comics and TV series revel in gritty filth and the cyberpunk scenery is here whenever the sun sets. Also "the filth and the fury" as a concept is already old.
>Ideas and suggestions welcome. For example, I'm considering a pair of trainers that light up when you walk. Any other options you have in mind?
This is a metter of style and your decisions. My own style is to be so anonymous even automatic doors hesitate before opening. Have you considered a suit and a tie? You would be surprised how much authority is in such an appearance, I write from experiences here.