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Borg - StarTrek: The Next Generation

The hostile Borg species, first introduced in the StarTrek: The Next Generation TV show, represent all the evils of collectivism, hive mentality, and technological integration. The Borg modus operandi is simple, assimilate all foreign species and technology into the collective. Individual Borg act as disposable arms of the hivemind, which gives them directive against their individual good. This is no doubt an effective way to run galaxy-conquering totalitarian regime, but where's the humanity? With the much-ridiculed call, "Resistance is futile.", the Borg teach us to be wary of heard mentality and over-reliance on technology. The real question is, can sufficiently advanced societies escape this eventuality?