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Old 03-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Location: Sol System
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Originally Posted by Clintone View Post
Wasn't there an episode where a Borg drone was cut off from the hive-mind and began to re-learn about individuality...and liked it quite a bit? Upon hearing that it's own kind was approaching though, it desired to return to them...and was allowed to.

Picard, however, had no interest whatsoever in returning after being freed from the hive-mind.

I'd say, because joining would be contributing to a group which is forcing people into its fold, I wound not join the Borg. Joining would be as if I'm making other's decisions for them, which I don't have the right to do.
'I , Borg' is the episode. They removed him from a snow covered moon , blocked his subspace transmissions , named him 'Hugh' , and eventually returned him , resulting in the crew of that ship going crazy. They met up with him again when Lore lured Data to another distant planet , beyond known space. To answer the initial question , no , I wouldn't join the Borg. Albeit , there are certain aspects of humanity that could stand dismissal , overall , we are a decent bunch. Contrary to what media outlets are programming everyone to believe. I had to drastically cut the news reading/watching because the negativity was turning me into a selfish , jaded individual. There are some persons who would benefit from being forced into the hive mind , though. Namely the 'power brokers' , and politicians , who see things through $ signs. We don't need them , as they are a detriment to our collective.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:59 PM
Location: Whittier
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Only if I get to shack-up with Seven of Nine.

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Old 03-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'd join but I wouldn't try very hard, take long lunches and leave early each day.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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Although the original concept was limited to a political commentary, we ARE the Borg at this point. People on Facebook who are dead but still get friended ARE Borg. I could go on, but if you get it at all, you get the point.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bs13690 View Post
For something so futile, mankind sure leveraged resistance effectively. Hell, the Borg couldn't even stop Captain Archer in 2152.
This is somewhat off-topic but why couldn't the Borg destroy the Enterprise-D but they could destroy 40 other Starfleet ships at the Battle of Wolf 359? Just sayin!
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:35 PM
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Humanity will likely end up like the Borg, albeit more orgasmic and with better drugs.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:29 PM
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By the way i see every one going techno mad these days i think assimilation is already in progress,on our particular planet there was no resistance..
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:14 AM
Location: New Jersey
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Default No.....Unless.

It got me a date with Jeri Ryan.

If not, Then no.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:01 PM
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Would you willingly join the Borg?
If resistence is futile, would it matter?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:35 AM
Location: Missouri, USA
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That's just what they say to lower morale and decrease resistance of non-assimilated species. Yes, they adapt to phasors and proton torpedoes and energy weapons. They do not adapt so well to primitive projectile weapons, such as grenade launchers for example. This here's the M-32 grenade launcher, the Borg dissimilator. Resistance is futile, as this will totally ignore their energy based personal shielding devices. They will be dissimilated. They will be dissimilated to smithereens.

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