This involves two classic worldview settings of cyberpunk. One is that the cyberpunk world is in the later stage of capital accumulation. In the early stage of capital accumulation, the level of technology was low, and capitalists needed to hire 90% of the entire society to maintain their business empire. In the later stage, with the development of science and technology and the improvement of productivity, capitalists can dominate the world by hiring only 10% of the people. Therefore, there are not only outrageously cheap commodities, but also a large number of unemployed people. As we all know, in a capitalist society, the crime rate of the unemployed will inevitably soar. Another classic setting is the more advanced, more addictive, but more combative “super dream” type of virtual entertainment, or some “chemical bliss” you know, can make people addicted to it like drugs. Specific reference to the spiritual life of the Japanese dead house. Of course, these entertainments cost money. So we have this kind of crowd: they have no work, have 24 hours of free time a day, lead a poor subsidy life, are surrounded by overwhelming advertisements, and are addicted to all kinds of highly addictive entertainment. Entertainment krypton gold is a bottomless pit, but it is only one of countless bottomless pits in the capitalist world. So this group of people lives in filthy rental houses every day, thinking about whether to charge the next meal into the game or buy another milliliter of Happy Water. Mass consumption demand conflicts with meager living allowances. How can they make money? Therefore, the cyberpunk world is often flooded with criminals, and the police are also weak in law enforcement in order to save law enforcement costs, because they obey the orders of the capitalists rather than the government. As long as the bottom people don’t delay the capitalists’ business, it doesn’t matter whether they die or live. It just so happens that they need to buy a capitalist’s body for fighting. Supplement: Regarding the question that some people mentioned that these people cannot make capitalists profitable if they receive relief and spend money, suppose the social composition of the cyberpunk world is 1% bourgeoisie, 9% middle class, Twenty percent of the workers hit, 70% of the unemployed. What will the distribution of wealth in this world look like? Of course, it is the capitalists, middle class, and workers who have divided up 90% of society’s property, while 70% of the unemployed have only 10% of the property. In other words, the unemployed are at best a fraction of their spending power, and the capitalists really have to earn money from the rich. In addition, do you think the capitalists pay for the money to raise the poor? They are exploiting workers and property owners, using their money to feed the poor, lest the poor really can’t live anymore and rebel. The poor of this era are at best the npcs that create an atmosphere in the game, and they don’t even have the qualifications to be exploited by capitalists.