These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Cyberpunk: The original series was set in pretty much this kind of future before cyberpunk even became a widely used term.
Uncanny Valley: Buddy's girlfriend—revealed as a robot, disassembled, boxed, and still talking inanely about how she wants to be his friend. Even knowing what she is, he weeps for her.
What an Idiot : In the 90's Byrne miniseries, a depowered Buddy has been sent back to the 1930's, and married a woman named Molly, the daughter of the policeman who found him in that era. In the time between, the police officer was framed as dirty and then killed by the Big Bad Buddy is hunting through time. Buddy finds work, even in the heart of the Depression, possibly because he has lived in a worse future. When Molly brings home a bag of groceries, a neighbor woman shames/guilts her into giving up a can of beans, citing how unfair it is Buddy has work when her husband doesn't. The neighbor then promptly makes snide remarks about the accusations against Molly's father. Without missing a beat, Molly snatches the can back and leaves the neighbor with a stunned look on her face, food on the table in a very bad time traded away for an unneeded remark.