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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 29 December 2008 06:00PM

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Comment author: luzr 29 December 2008 09:02:56PM 2 points [-]

Eliezer:

It is really off-topic, and I do not have a copy of Consider Phlebas at hand now, but

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra%27Azon

Even if Banks have not mentioned 'sublimed' in the first novel, the concept exactly fits Dra'Azon.

Besides, Culture is not really advancing its 'base' technology, but rather rebuilding its infrastructure to war-machine.