I have been writing my current story for some time now and I have smashed into a road block. I dont think my current storyline is believable in todays world, with these uncertain times I really dont feel it will fit in. Its getting very hard to write the kind of story I want to do, I want to write science fiction, I want to do a cyberpunk genre like story but that seems to be a storyline overdone and now pretty much out of date. My original concept had the world I created being caught up in the same basic situation our current world is in. Terrorism, war, fear it was the foundation of my story. Now my original story had this huge company in it that wanted to use its technology to control others, using the fear caused by terrorism and war this companies plan was to take over the military of many nations to bring the world under its control. But in todays world the big evil corporation angle seems out of date, with big companies going under the cyberpunk approach of having a big company that controls everything seems silly and a work of true fantasy. I believe in blurring the lines of reality and fantasy and that line has become too crooked over the years. So what to do? Should I make my story about a military complex now since a society obsessed about defense seems the next logical choice. But a military complex storyline will compromise the ideals one of my characters has, and his character is perhaps the most important character in the story. Here is what I had, this scientist had just invented a machine to turn people into cyborgs and he wants to use it for good purposes like healing the sick and injured. Now this character has just moved to another nation (the nation I set my story in) because he was asked by the army of his old nation to use his machine for war. This is the kind of character who has seen the horrors of war up close, heck one of the reasons why he created this machine is because of the horrors he had saw in a war. The characters history is that he was a field medic and after he got out of the war he devoted himself to cybernetics, he has seen a lot of sorrow in his life but he wants to bring the world good because in his mind there must be a way to make things better. He believes his machine can help, but the thing is that he will regret himself if it was used as a weapon. So if he stayed in one nation he would have had to deal with a military complex but in this other nation he has to do the same thing? I am just dry of ideas, how will this character get funding as its his experiment that kicks the whole story off, the main characters are cyborgs created by his machine but how can he make this machine without some kind of money? It was easier to create a company as it would initially seem neutral or even benign but as time passed it would prove no better then where this character came from. This character would not make the same mistake twice by trusting yet another nations military when his own proved that it wanted to use his device for death. I want there to be this cloud of deception atmosphere, where those who could help this character out appear to be good at first but reveal their true intentions later... I just dont know what I should do next.