>>In fact, I'd be willing to argue that _some_ of this mantric insistence on
>>imperishable, galaxy-spanning supercivilizations is representative of a kind
>>of postindustrial God-wish.
>You say that almost like it's a bad thing. I'd certainly like to be God and
>with a little training I think I'd be very good at it, I just need to get
I read you. It just seems as if there's a fine line between wishing there was a "god"--any god--and _being_ a god. I'd take the latter in a heartbeat, too. I don't think it's a bad thing; I think it's an evolutionary imperative.