The film The Matrix makes a cyberpunk argument where all of humanity is marginalized as loners, each but a cog in the great machine the Earth had become.
If cyberpunk action enters 'real space', it is more likely to be the crowded and dirty streets of a noir Chicago, gritty Toyko or hostile Los Angeles.
Some argue that Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, while otherwise fitting the definition of 'Cyberpunk', actually defines a new genre, 'postcyberpunk'.
If written cyberpunk is all about the feeling - loss and hopelessness in the face of The Machine - then filmed cyberpunk is all about the 'look'.
His style of writing was a blend of cyberpunk bluntness and gothic richness, and as a result the worlds he creates are vivid and interesting.
Cyberpunk is: Crowded cityscapes, rain, nighttime, ginormous neon signs that overpower the stars, faceless masses and speeding rapid transit.
Totalitarian control, thought police, grim, humorless masses - if Orwell had anticipated computers, he could have invented cyberpunk.
Coincidentally, William Gibson's novel Neuromancer, published in 1984, is widely considered to be the first cyberpunk novel.
It set the parameters of cyberpunk as surely as Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade series defined the hard-boiled 'tec genre.
Of all the sci-fi genres, cyberpunk is the one that has drawn the most outside media and literary scrutiny.