Dorothy Dease, a friend and freelance design researcher living in Olympia WA, just had an essay published at http://ieet.org/index.php/ieet/more/deasy20110131 (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies). The article is titled: “Will we be like those blind chickens?”
She recently had a second article published at http://ieet.org/index.php/ieet/more/deasy20110206 titled: “The Transhuman Age.”
Her third article is titled: “Emerging Technologies on the Threshold: Can they cross from lab to living room?” and can be found at: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/deasy20110319
All are excellent reads.