Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Borg How Star Trek Relates to My Life and Maybe Yours

It does not matter what side of the political fence you are on. The Borg
is used to convey total domination

The Borg How Star Trek Relates to My Life
Trust me, before you turn on the nerd alert, I have a point. The Borg in Star Trek are this race that really do not exist as individuals but as a collective.

" This collective consciousness is experienced by the Borg as "thousands" of voices — they are collectively aware, but not aware of themselves as separate individuals. Consequently, they never speak in singular pronouns, referring to themselves when required as merely "Third of Five," for instance."

' the Collective considered the species' will in the matter "irrelevant".'http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Assimilation

In the show, they assimilate other beings into their collective. These beings once absorbed lose all their individual characteristics and just are part of the collective. The Borg's motto is "Resistance is Futile!"
So basically there is this group that is more identifiable as a group than as individuals. Then they absorb an individual who loses their original identity and is now thinking like the absorbing group. They have lost the ability to think for themselves. Not really the stuff of science fiction if you can think of a situation this has happened. I am witness to this happening. Have you seen it? Yes folks. This is personal and it may have happened to you. You may have seen a loved one lose their ability for independent thought, lose their humanity. All the while that absorbing group just laughs and mocks as if to say "you never had a chance, he/ she belongs to us now. " Resistance is Futile indeed.




Blog Note: for another of my stories where movies imitates my personal life, click here.


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