>The problem is that there are
>few barriers to a remote individual coming up with the design
>themselves and little recourse to prevent them from using
>such a design (i.e. no galactic patent law). This to me
>seems to imply little galactic "trade".
Except that if you exist in nanotime, the speed of light probably does constitute a relatively significant time constraint. If someone can provide you with your desires, why go to all the trouble of creating them yourself, especially if it takes a whole millisecond??