Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?