I can't say I've read any of your work but, as a career SF writer, I do hope you're spending as much time and effort on the human equation as you do on scientific research. If you do, then I may check out some of your work.
You really MUST read The Buried Age
and especially Ex Machina
, both by Christopher. I guarantee you won't be disappointed, and your question about how he handles the human equation will be answered affirmatively.