Of course it’s Lore. Soong’s biological son popping out of nowhere? Android-generating process supposedly co-invented by… Bruce Maddox? It’s clearly Borg technology Lore appropriated in 2369, before using it to copy himself as “Altan”. The Collective naturally has no use for human drones without prosthetics, but their controlled development provides a great basis for enhancements. And now Picard is one of them and how does he feel about it?