I could do with some unbiased opinions on my setting. When I came up with the idea of this novel, the premise was simple. It would be a road novel set in the near future. However, ten chapters in I find the future element is so vague that it may just as well be set in present day. In fact, the only 'hints' that the story is future-set, are a GPS tracker implanted in one of the main characters, a car that runs on replaceable fuel cells, and a fictitious, liquid-based drug that comes in little glass vials, taken orally. I feel that the future element helps give my story a slight edge, but so far my instincts - and the way the story is progressing - have not given me any reason to develop the future aspects. The biggest problem is the GPS tracker implant -which is integral to the plot and is probably a good enough reason alone for a future setting. Any thoughts on whether these paper-thin future elements are strong enough to carry and justify the setting would be very much appreciated.