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Old 03-06-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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The Borg manifest as cybernetically-enhanced humanoid drones of multiple species, organized as an interconnected collective, the decisions of which are made by a hive mind, linked by subspace radio frequencies. The Borg inhabit a vast region of space in the Delta Quadrant of the galaxy, possessing millions of vessels. They operate solely toward the fulfilling of one purpose: to "add the biological and technological distinctiveness of other species to [their] own" in pursuit of "perfection". The concept of perfection is the unifying idea at the core of the Borg. The pursuit of an unemotional, mechanical perfection is the Borg's only motivation. This is achieved through forced assimilation, a process which takes individuals and technology, enhancing and controlling them.
But if you are a curious person. I guess each Borgiate knows all of the secrets of the universe. At least those that the Borg have acquired.

Is that worth giving up your humanity for?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Nope I'd rather die than to "exist" like that.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Lead/Deadwood, SD
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No, it's the next closest thing to suicide - plus it would contribute to the enslavement of others.
The collective controls the knowledge, and the curiosity would be gone the instant one was assimilated, and with the loss of oneself as an individual, it would negate the curiosity, hence never even pacifying the original intent.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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No, why would I want to be part of some hollywood screenwriters fantasy world?
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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A fate worse than death.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Since "Resistance is Futile," how would I know for sure that I was joining willingly?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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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.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Since "Resistance is Futile," how would I know for sure that I was joining willingly?
For something so futile, mankind sure leveraged resistance effectively. Hell, the Borg couldn't even stop Captain Archer in 2152.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:13 AM
 
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For something so futile, mankind sure leveraged resistance effectively. Hell, the Borg couldn't even stop Captain Archer in 2152.
Yeah, right. And Neil Armstrong actually stepped on the Moon...


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Old 03-08-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.


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