Cyberpunk 2077, like the entire of genre of Steampunk before it, interprets Punk to mean “perpetually at the technology level described in the previous word”, which is completely disconnected from the fact that in every x-Punk genre, Punk means railing against the latest way that the system is suppressing human rights and the greater good, while the other word describes the major thematic technology that is providing the societal upheaval being exploited for the gains of the rich.
Steampunk, factories and steam engines have the capacity to make life easy for the whole world, instead, life stays just as hard, gets more dangerous, and the main group whose life is improving is the rich.
Dieselpunk, weapons of war destroy human lives so quickly, it becomes difficult for people to be truly aware of our power to kill each other without becoming depressed. The people in charge of countries seem not to care for the people on the fronts dying by the millions.
Cyberpunk, ridiculously advanced technology is in easy reach, but bizarrely a comfortable life is not. The rich have conglomerated all the land and wealth, and they dispense just enough for most people to survive. The cheapness of staggering technologies makes you ask why homelessness even exists and why the masses live in tenements and tent cities.
Solarpunk, a couple dozen companies are destroying the planet, betting that they won’t be alive long enough to deal with it. Lack of oversight and legislation from a bought and paid for government along with a society whose upper echelon has inbred into itself that accumulated wealth is the only metric for success means that despite humanity’s incredible ability to create and design and improve things, without major societal changes our entire species may extinct itself because it would be too difficult and complicated to do something else.