I was looking at the cyperpunk genre, and I noticed that for dystopian futures, they always tend to do big, bad corporations controlling most of everything, with a mostly corrupt police force, and uncaring for the people at the bottom. No middle class, really.
I was thinking of switching it up; where there's a highly regulated set of laws (there would be other things to make it more of a dystopia, but these laws are what the main focus would be) similar to Prohibition: While a lot of people agree with the idea (for valid seeming reasons at the time) a lot, including people in power, don't. I also really like the idea of cyberpunk style zoot suits.
So it's still people fighting against the regime, but it's not just the haves vs the have nots, and people in charge vs the downtrodden. There's people on both sides of this issue, in all sorts of various places.
My question is: What could be so heavily regulated that people would want (not need, I would rather not it be a staple for living) that would make sense to ban? Alcohol has been done before, I was thinking of some futuristic/cyberpunk equivalent.