I ran through a couple of ideas in my head... there was:
person/people trapped in the "web" i.e. by the internet. Then, it became trapped by a web but as a result of spiders. Then it became robot spiders.
I also toyed around with having a marionette theme of some sort, probably with spiders involved there, too.
I wanted to do a brain parasite.. but it seems difficult to illustrate something microscopic controlling a person without it seeming like they have a psychological order, and that's not the feeling I wanted to convey.
Finally, I decided to do something along the lines of giant (potentially mechanical) bees controlling a group of humans that are building a huge beehive (maybe in space). There will likely be a large queen bee and maybe a worship area of some sort.
I'd like for the beehive to be mid-construction like the Death Star in Star Wars. I'll try to sketch something soon. I can't draw for the life of me so... bear with me.
Let me know what you think. Any suggestions or criticisms would be quite welcome. Like what sort of enviornment I would put it in and such. Thanks!