I try to answer questions asked privately just in case someone else has the same question in mind. I never reveal who asked the question to protect my fan’s identity.
Another fan asked if I have an opinion of how things are going today and if so why I never write about it.
My art and my political opinions are two separate agendas. I voted to express my political opinions but write to express my creativity.
But to answer the second part of the question; Technology isn’t what advance mankind, it’s the human heart and mind which advance mankind. Technology is only a machine and it is the human who determines how it is used. For good or evil.
Most authors aren’t afraid to write about political issues, most do if you read between the lines of what they are saying. But often the topic doesn’t fit in with their books and most aren’t going to redo an entire book to make the subject matter fit into the plot if it wasn’t originally part of the story.