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The philosophy which the Borg originally from Star Trek follow.

In Borgism, beings, their thoughts, ideas, and knowledge, along with all forms of technology are assimilated and integrated seamlessly together into what is known as The Collective. The main objective in Borgism is to increase the knowledge and power of The Collective. This is achieved by a cycle of assimilating anything they possibly can and improving it with The Collective’s previous knowledge and resources, so that they can assimilate more, more efficiently. Efficiency is what the Borg strive for, because greater efficiency improves their ability to increase the knowledge and power of The Collective.


The philosophy most opposed to Borgism is Individualism.

The major flaw in Borgism is that without Individuals, the Borg is unable to create innovative new ideas of it’s own. In some of the later episodes of Star Trek: Voyager, The Borg had been integrating semi-Individualism on order to compensate for this flaw.

During the filming of Star Trek: First Contact, there were a lot of extras who spent all their time dressed as Borg Drones, with a lot of time on their hands (anyone who's ever been on a film set can attest to the fact that about 90% of the shoot is spent drinking coffee). To compensate for the boredom, these extras started creating "borgisms" - little puns on the Borg theme, that would be pinned to the wall or called out whenever appropriate. Apparently the list grew quite long, and even a few of the main cast members contributed.

Here's a list of the few I can remember:

The fans have taken this idea on and there are now huge lists of Borgisms (as a quick search on Google just showed me.

I should say, I wasn't there on the First Contact set, but I saw several interviews with the cast when the movie was released, in which they mentioned Borgisms.

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