I never liked "clean tech" futuristic art; the kind where everything happens exactly the way it's supposed to, all the time, unless the plot calls for something else. I like my tech gritty, edgy, "dirty". I like exposed wires, half-finished cyberware jobs, and people scraping to get by. I like Cyberpunk.
This piece effectively captures those elements. There's a real sense that, although the technology has improved by great leaps, there are still problems to work through and no guarantees they'll be solved. There's a dangerous quality to it.
I like the realism of a future in which nothing is perfect. We're all still trying to get ours, in a world which wants nothing more than to prevent it. I'm not sure whether it's just my preference, or if I like it because I know that's where we're headed, but it's still my favorite.
I honestly can't imagine how much work this piece must have taken. Even the lighting quality of the sunbeams breaking through the clouds is expertly done. The thrust vectoring of the starship taking off, the layout of the city...it's all believable. It's as though this could actually happen.