Guy Gardener wrote:
The Borg is a gestalt mind of trillions the Federation allows to persist with the rights of a civilization.
Only they sort of didn't have a choice until grandma Janeway worked out how to stuff them.
Brings up the interesting question of what happened to those trillions of hive minds when they were cut off from the queen? Did they all go nuts? Did they land at the nearest habitable planet, build yurts and become tree-huggers? The possibilities are endless. We need a new series.