Re: Borg... sounds Swedish (Review, Rants, Spoilers and Spe

Kathryn Aegis (
Fri, 30 May 1997 22:15:54 +0000

Hal Finney:
>This also raises the question, how did the Borg acquire the technology they

>Generally speaking, in a competition, the higher technology will
>win, especially when you are talking about phasers and shields and warp
>drives. So the Borg should be unable to defeat an enemy with higher
>technology than themselves. The only reason they are a threat to the
>Federation is because they have better technology.

I think that you should clarify your above statement to include
matters of tactics and strategy. Our own human war experiences
contain many examples of low-tech strategies disabling
higher-technology forces, including the use of civil disobedience in
South America, the disabling of Nazi installations by the Resistance,
and the American experience in Vietnam. Technology in and of itself
produces no effect in isolation from effective strategies tailored to
the specific arena. But that is if you choose to engage in the first
place--the highest state of war involves the neutralizion of an
enemy in advance of meeting them in combat.


Kathryn Aegis