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Old March 10 2013, 10:04 PM   #12
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Re: Do the Borg do research ?

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The omega particle borg experiment was based on information assimilated from several
As was everything Newton or Hawking ever did. Science is all about stealing, with references.
Creativity in science is about standing on the shoulders of giants AND adding your contribution.
The borg do only the former, NOT the latter.

and the borg still failed to stabilize the particle, despite the huge resources thrown at the problem. 7 of 9, on the other hand, as an individual, solved the problem in days, by using the meager resources on Voyager.
This simply explains why they want to assimilate the Federation: if nothing else, they have the particular bits of knowledge needed to stabilize Omega.

They can't do transwarp, though, while the Borg can. Why, even deranged Borg subgroups frightened out of their wits can devise all-new methods of transwarping ("Descent").
Transwarp is a technology the borg stole - as everything else they posses. NOT a technology they developed.

And sending 2 cubes (a few years apart) out of MILLIONS to assimilate the federation doesn't really scream 'priority'. Quite the contrary.

by forcing them to think only what you want them to think
Since when have the Borg been doing that? Neither Jean-Luc Picard nor Annika Hansen nor the guy who was Third of Five ever commented on anything of the sort. They just complained about the noise in the multi-trillion-occupant dormitory.

by forbidding anything approaching creativity
That would be the 'thinking the same thoughts' part; the vinculum, removing any unwanted, non-standard thoughts from the drones.
And this standard is pretty tight, according to how the drones behave, to how former drones describe the collective (not much freedom of thought there), etc.

AND according to the borg's proven incompetence when it comes to scientific research (creativity in general): hundreds of years (perhaps hundreds of thousand of years) of high-tech without managing to develop anything non-trivial on its own? Pathetic.
"Let truth and falsehood grapple ... Truth is strong" - John Milton

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