The ideas aren't the important part, the story and the writing are what's worth the experience. Your novel about similar ideas will be entirely unique.
Despite echoes of Stephenson, Pynchon, RAW, Brust, Ruff, and Warren Ellis's Gun Machine, Afterparty was a fantastic read. The journey may have been in the same intellectual continent of those others, but it mapped entirely novel landscapes there.
Considering the subject I kind of expected something joyfully sloppy, like Tom Wolfe's better early works. Instead, the characters and plot elements interlocked like swiss gears, and the resulting novel is tight and streamlined through to the end.