Hello all, I am deciding on starting a new book, though I haven't though about publishing because the chances are it might be rubbish, however you don't know until you try. I haven't written a book before so I am at the bottom with the starters, but I do like to grab hold of a challenge. So, this plot I have is inspired from the awful 'Virus' book, which is about a human virus but I am thinking of something different, and leans more towards a topic which is talked about in reality....technology taking us over. It would be set in the year 2012 (supposedly the end of the world, that's why I chose it) and would be about technology taking over and killing us. By technology, I'm thinking of SatNavs, Mobile phones, PCs, Laptops, Blackberry's, iPad's etc. It is a bit far fetched from reality but thinking about it laterally it is happening, just in a lighter sense! It would either end with a battle or just humans loosing altogether, I don't know yet. I would research what items we rely on the most and try to use them all. Turning it into a horror thriller is going to be a bit difficult so I don't know if it would work. I'd hate to spend 80 hours typing it up only to find it probably won't work anyway! I'm not looking for a 'yeah good idea' reply, more of a 'Yes it would work as it is different. An idea would be to...' or 'No absolutely not. The same plot was done in xxx book and failed because...' So basically, if you like it then I would like some ideas to how technology could really kill humans. I am thinking of it starting with PCs or SatNavs speaking themselves, and revealing secrets they know of a person and trying to break up relationships....sort of thing...if that makes sense? Any help would be gratefully appreciated! Regards, James.