In a piece for WIRED magazine, she writes, “We and our technological creations are poised to embark on what is sure to be a strange and deeply commingled evolutionary path.”

Advances toward this vision, she believes, will build on adaptive signal processing and sensitive neural interfaces, machine reasoning and complex systems modelling to integrate the immense power of digital systems and the mysterious hallmark of Homo sapiens – our capacity to experience insights and apply intuition.

National surveys indicate people are more afraid than excited by many of these ideas.  Indeed it is difficult to imagine all of the potential implications of emerging technologies.