As it is, I am thinking about doing a paper on the use of psychology in "It Takes Two" and "The Pelican Bar." Both are obviously unethical uses of our current knowledge of psychology, but I would like to examine the extent both are possible and talk about their implications for what it means to be "human". It is common for Science Fiction to portray the decline of civilization through the rampant growth of technology, in fact the entire genre of cyberpunk is essentially grounded in this portrayal. It is interesting that two of the first stories the anthology revolve around a different type of science being abused.
I would really appreciate any comments that you might have regarding either the ethical dilemma or the psychology topic idea!