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Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Borg By Any Other Name

We are THE BORG. Lower your shields and surrender your ships.
We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.
Your culture will adapt to service us.
Resistance is futile.

The crew of STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION had a number of encounters with the Borg. The Borg are the most fearsome and relentless force in the galaxy.
An enormous ship that is shaped like a cube contains a massive society of cybernetic beings abducted and assimilated from thousands of species.

The Borg Collective is intent on spreading its influence throughout the entire universe. They consume technologies and populations without conscience. They destroy any that resist.

Once assimilated, individuals have a number of implants placed within them to connect and absorb them into the Borg collective. Once this is done, all species lose their sense of self, and become part of the hive mind. The assimilated retain no personal memories and lose their names.

The Borg are unrelenting. Because they are completely programmed on the One Truth they do not have the capacity to contemplate the possibility of different approaches or beliefs. They cannot be reasoned with….there is no negotiation. The desire to negotiate is seen as a sign of weakness.

For the Borg, the only options open to another race is to accept ‘assimilation’ or face destruction. In their extremist ideology, the adversary only offers to talk when he is vulnerable, and that vulnerability invites instant attack.

Whenever Captain Picard attempted to reason with the Borg he was ignored and the war continued. The Borg collective is programmed to continue their conquest until every species has either been assimilated or destroyed.
This is an existential, never ending battle against an enemy that is not content with simply running one planet. They want it all.

The Borg do not care about their casualties and are completely indifferent to the losses they incur. There are no tears shed for the fallen. They are driven by the hive mind to fall for the collective….and those in line to take their place are legion.

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