Well, Panoptica has brain-chips that didn’t read your thoughts but did transmit your location and could burn out inconvenient neural pathways. I thought I was well ahead of the game on that part but it seems not.
It also has aorta implants, a chip with a mechanised spike that will puncture the aorta if you were to become a really big problem. At least the real world won’t have those for a couple of weeks.
As for other writing, Inside Outside is getting a big revamp but it’s not that hard to fix. Norman’s House is also getting a big revamp – the start is fixed but the ending needs to be less abrupt. Victor’s Will went back to ‘how the hell didn’t he lose his mind like all the other zombies?’ but I think I have an at least semi-plausible reason now. On the Romulus Crowe circuit, Demdike’s Revival and The Apocalypse Show are still piecemeal and I really need to think up a short Christmas tale. I have one where the elves come back thirty years later with a bill for services rendered (contract law is intact, you asked for it, they made it and Santa delivered it) but that’s too far on the funny side. I need something darker. Something along the lines of Aldiss’ ‘The New Father Christmas’ which was a great tale.
Something along the lines of ‘Send not to ask for whom the bells jingle. They jingle for thee’.
I think I’d set it in the world of Panoptica.