I disagree that cypherpunks are technocrats. We absolutely value the consensus of “the layman”, because without that, there would not be a consensus. What a small group of people think doesn’t matter. What cypherpunks do believe is “Less talk, more work” ie. If you want a solution, build it.
With regards to Bitcoin as Ideal Money, I think the Bitcoin camp has somewhat come to that conclusion with the forking debates, that Bitcoin is primarily a store of value. What I think Nash failed to realize, is that if Ideal Money is easy to use (LN), there would be no need for Fiat, although it wouldn’t be Fiat if based on Ideal Money.