Re: Borg... sounds Swedish (Review, Rants, Spoilers and Spe
Sat, 31 May 1997 22:41:05 +2000 (EDT)

Patrick Wilken writes:

> Uggh! The Borg maybe interesting, but they certainly don't fit into my
> Extropian future. They seem alot more like old-fashioned communists dressed
> up with techno bondage gear than any great leap forward into
> anarcho-capitalism.

It surprises me that no one had brought this point up before. The
Borg, I would think, can be viewed as the ultimate criminals. They
steal not only physical objects, but the bodies of sentients and
sentient minds as well.

They don't peacefully assimilate anything, they show up and they
destroy whatever defenses you have and finally absorb you, willing or
no, into their mental collective.

John S. Novak, III 
The Humblest Man on the Net