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Submission + - Is humanity destined to become like "The Borg"? ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: This is more of a ask slashdot question. Was just watching re-runs of Star Trek Voyager here in Australia and was wondering if humanity, or parts of humanity will become like the Borg, especially given our obsession with constant communication and technological devices
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Is humanity destined to become like "The Borg"?

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  • No, only the Borg think resistance is futile. Humanity thinks resistance is measured in ohms. However the borgs signature characteristic wasn't their ability to communicate electronically, it was their assimilation directive. Western society values individuality, so I can see that increasing instead of diminishing. I do not think Humanity will enjoy voiceless and gestureless communication, we as a species enjoy flourish with our communication.

"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in the cigarettes?" -- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970