I loved the book when I first read it many years ago. I re-read it and finally got a chance to see the movie last night. I liked the movie but it did leave me with one nerdy question. Could an insect like colony like the one potrayed develop a growing changing culture and/or a high tech society capable of space flight?I have seen this type of hive culture potrayed many times in Science Fiction. I don't think that culture would be cabable of much innovation. I believe that a society with only one person cabable of free independent thought would be very static. It would probably stay the same with only very minor changes for a long, long time. What do you think?