I am writing a war story set in the near future, and have noticed a limitation that my setting may place on the story I am writing. Long Version: In the future personal data sharing devices have become just as crucial to a soldier as a gun. Soldiers serve as observers before anything else, the instant reporting of enemy positions and activity taking precedence over everything else. This is not just special forces, but everyone. A new recruit is taught the importance of a radio, a camera, and binoculars, along with a weapon. Every soldier is individually identifiable on a map, and is trusted enough and expected to call for fire support or artillery immediately, before personally engaging the enemy, and without explicit orders. Short Version: Smart phones on the battlefield allow for things like air strikes or artillery to just be 'pinged' on a map by a private with three month's of training, with information analysts pouring over data on average minute of angle held by individual soldier's weapons, or centimeter map adjustments due to temperature. My question is on the limitations this sort of idea will cause in my writing. I noticed this when I was writing a scene when a soldier was going to brief another. As I was playing with how exactly to write it, I wrote out a version where they don't talk at all. One soldier just texts the other a whole operations order. End of scene. This of course was boring and lazy, but is technically possible in my setting. It made me think back to the rest of my story. Had I made similar lazy decisions in my writing? If not, what if I had accidentally made lazy decisions, my mind so plugged into my setting and whatnot? What do you guys think? What do you think about the setting limiting your writing? What specifically will this creative decision do to my story?