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Old January 16 2014, 03:05 AM   #24
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Re: What would be the Borg Queen's designation?

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I don't think the Borg Queen would have a designation, any more than your neocortex has a name.
Only if you're being deliberately obtuse about the definition of a "name."

It has a "name" insofar as it is a distinct region of the brain and a term has been developed to refer to it exclusively. It does not have a "name" in the sense of a personal name, a middle name, and a family name; it does not have a unique identity separate from the person to whom it belongs.

Similarly, the Queen does not have a name in the sense of having a unique identity separate from the Borg Collective. She may have a description -- the "Borg Queen." But she has no name.
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