Anyway, the search had one interesting result that was not about Star Trek. It turns out that there is this outfit called BLTC (a misleading acronym, as it has nothing whatsoever to do with tasty sandwiches beloved of omnivores.) According to their Mission Statement,
"BLTC RESEARCH was founded in 1995 to promote paradise-engineering. We are dedicated to an ambitious global technology project. BLTC seek to abolish the biological substrates of suffering. Not just in humans, but in all sentient life."Well maybe they do have something to do with those sandwiches, if one of their goals is to eliminate the suffering of those tasty pigs. But their goals clearly go beyond making pigs happy. Poking around on their site I found goatloads of Utopian goals, many of them having to do with drugs. Apparently, they don't want to wait for genetic engineering to catch up with their vision, and are willing to use various illicit substances in the meantime. But, seriously, this is one of the weirdest web sites I've ever come across. Perusing it, I get the feeling that I might be observing the first stirrings of the Next Big Cult. Just take a look at the titles in the BLTC Library linked from their main page. Yikes! Move over, L. Ron!
So, I've wasted more time on teh Internets. What else is new?
Damn. Way past my bedtime.