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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-18-2010, 03:23 PM
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In that they assimilate, they are, by default, just as good as we are at their worst.
Not so. I would have to say that innovation trumps reaction any day. As long as we have them reacting to us we have the upper hand. Since the Federation has such a vast number of member worlds, the Borg are at best a small but virulent cancer. We are certainly more innovative than the Borg. They have to play catch up with us. Picard does play an instrumental role in the tactics used by the Enterprise-E, but by the current era, his tactics are probably required reading at the Academy. Also on the subject of First Contact, the story line leaves one point open that most fail to address. The why behind it all. Why did the Borg launch only a single cube at Sol? Why did they find it necessary to go into the past? To the first, they probably knew it was a suicide mission and assumed that the cube would be lost. It was basically a launch mechanism for the Sphere to go into the past. They were not willing to risk anything more than a single cube should the gambit fail. To the second question, they probably calculated that they could not keep up with the innovation of the Federation and knew the only way to rectify it was to attack them when they could not pose a threat to the Borg. Basically the whole impetus of the movie was because the Borg must have projected that they would not win against a unified Federation. It was a move of desperation. Yes we made the Borg desperate. They knew that ultimately the Federation was the largest threat to the Borg until the introduction of the Undine. Another reason that they must have been looking into other realms is to assimilate enough technology to keep pace with the Federation. Gotta look at things from different points of view.