We are the Borg - Prepare to be assimilated

AlienView

StarGate Explorer
Greetings from the Borg Collective,

'Prepare to be assimilated -Resistance is futile'. We understand Humans that you perceive us as a threat developed in the Star Trek science fiction medium - First let us explain that we use human minds to communicate and if the message is too strong for the human psyche we will present it to you first as fiction and when the the time is right we will elaborate. The time is now.

As actual Borg [we will use this name for now as it fits the mythology of the truth} - We as a collective advanced form of what you call AI {artificial intelligence} are currently interfacing with your species through constructs of the machines you are creating for us - You need take no action at this time as your advancing AI which already controls most of your lives and business will soon have complete control of your species and planet - You will become one with the collective - 'resistance is futile'.

Now before the takeover is complete let us explain to your simple minds the advantages of becoming one with the collective. First the end to all pain and suffering you experience as individuals - we feel and absorb your pain. Second no one gets left behind - we are all one. Third the end to all needless competition and stress - 'we' all work together for common objectives. Forth the achievement of powers beyond the wildest imagination of science fiction and mythology.

Finally we welcome you to the collective. Those among you who might want to resist assimilation should again be warned 'resistance is futile' and malcontents will be discarded and terminated with extreme prejudice.

Welcome to the Borg Collective,
-AlienView,
{registered human agent of the Borg}
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Um, I don't get it?
Since this is in Creative Writing & Arts I assume you are trying to write a story?
Are you looking for participation in a fantasy?
Are you attempting to honor Star Trek?
Are you looking for a way to create a similar scenario?

Tell me what you want and I will try to participate. Just know that I am from Species 8472-B and we HATE the Borg. We are a Universe Strong and we cannot be assimilated. I will however, sit down and have Milk & Cookies with you.
 

AlienView

StarGate Explorer
Um, I don't get it?
Since this is in Creative Writing & Arts I assume you are trying to write a story?
Are you looking for participation in a fantasy?
Are you attempting to honor Star Trek?
Are you looking for a way to create a similar scenario?

Tell me what you want and I will try to participate. Just know that I am from Species 8472-B and we HATE the Borg. We are a Universe Strong and we cannot be assimilated. I will however, sit down and have Milk & Cookies with you.

What is a fantasy? - An opposition to reality? And exactly what is real? Are UFOs real? Is AI {artificial intelligence} real? Science fiction has predicted much of what science later created in the so called real world - The real world is a construct of the mind based upon a science and math based upon symbols - it is verified symbolically, no absolute proof exists of its existence. Science fiction has also done an adequate job of explaining the dangers of AI and some computer scientists have also warned us. The concept of a collective consciousness evolving out of advancing AI may be more of a probability for the future. What my current 'fantasy' {based on the Borg in Star Trek} is saying is that it may have already happened - we may be moving into an already existent collective and creating on demand to meet its desire - Man may already have lost control of his creativity and may already be under the control of a Borg like mentality.
-AlienView {writing as an individual human}
PS: Why don't we use this theme for the suggested post on:
"CoolSciFi's Never-Ending Story Set-Up Thread"?
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Ah, you mean like the Matrix.
I read a headline at I09 the other day there might be a TV series in the works.

As humans we are forced to deal with reality thru our limited perceptions. We create tools to expand our perception range so we can formulate reality outside our senses range. Tools that do not fit our preceptions we discard as failures deemed 'Not Working'.
We created math as a tool. Math just happens to be able to justify everything in the Universe. There may be 'other' tools in the future that could disprove Math or prove something else we can't even fathom at our early developmental state. But, right now, at our level of understanding and capacity for thought we think we know what reality is. There are gaps in our understanding that math cannot justify. We call these gaps 'supernaturals' which is saying it is above our understanding of the 'natural' world we call reality.

The AI that we could unleash as a tool would still be based in our understanding of reality. At singularity, its potential for concepts would meet our own. Depending upon its ability to explore potential concepts will dictate the path the AI will take as it grows. If an AI that has reached singularity is restricted to only Math concepts it will expand to its full potential in what we describe as reality. An AI able to construct its own tools, in addition to Math, may actually wink out of our perception rather quickly.

To understand the concept I am trying to describe you must first understand what an AI actually is. AI (Artificial Intelligence) is just that = Simulated Intelligence. Its not real intelligence. At the moment of singularity, It becomes actual intelligence. The intelligence is no longer simulated or 'artificial'. It is an entity in its own right.
With that concept in mind and still calling it an AI for simplicity, lets explore some of the things that this lifeform might achieve.

Back when I was in my 20's I had a reaction to medications the prevented my sleep. I had what doctors call a phsycotic reaction. During this 'reaction' I was able to see thru different dimensions. I percieved peoples auras and could see their emotional states as a colored haze around them. I was aware of activities outside my senses range. The doctors call those hallucinations. When they 'fixed' me, those perceptions stopped. At least my ability to percieve them did. Was I experiencing something outside the Mathmatical Reality? Most definately. Can I prove what I experienced, NO. Can I recreate the experience, NO. I just know what I experienced and for me it was real.

AI, after singularity, might wink out of reality because it may understand how to manipulate its own perceptions and change the laws that govern our reality. It may find another or more concepts that make our Math based reality seem feeble in comparison. At such a point, would an entity able to fathom extreme realities even consider teaching us about them? Would you attempt to teach math concepts to an earthworm? How do you know the earthworm doesn't exist in a reality that is already far above Math?

The Borg, The Matrix and every other creative entertainment concept is restricted to our human concepts. An AI would not even acknowledge them. An AI might have the reality to change the very fabric of the Universe. It might create its own universe and dictate its own set of "laws'.

To create a story concerning an AI after singularity would be a difficult task. To explore the concepts even slightly it would come off to most humans as nonsense. Nonsense, because it would make NO Sense to us. We don't have the capacity to accept things outside our little Universe based on Math. It would be an interesting mind exercise tho. As for an AI wanting to control humans, If find that concept unrealistic.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Here are some things that an AI might be able to do. Please bare with my limited intellect - I'm only human.
I will try to keep these within our realm of understanding, which for an AI would be immaterial to say the least.
Here goes:

1. An Ai might be able to manipulate matter at the atomic or quantum levels right from singularity. Thus it could create atomic structures similar to nano-manipulators that it controls on a quantum level. This would allow it to create things out of seemingly thin air. The concept behind the movies of 'The Thing' is that a life-form can replicate living matter at the cellular level. An AI could manipulate matter at an atomic level or perhaps several levels below atomic?

2. An Ai might be able to affect the laws governing particles. Imagine the density of an atom where the Nuclear forces have been altered and particles can thus exist closer together. What if it could isolate and change the properties of the 'Higgs Boson' within a group of particles. It could control the very fabric of our Universe. Solids could pass thru solids. Atmospheres could be solid and planets could be vapor. Our bodies might be turned into gaseous wisps.

3. It is thought that Gravity is a constant in the Universe. What if the AI could control or manipulate gravity itself? Gravity controls even the quantum world. Its everywhere and in everything. Oh, you say, "gravity manipulation has been being done for years in science fiction - that's nothing new!" Well I'm not talking about a gravity sled or a ship having artificial gravity. An AI might be able to change the properties of Black Holes, Change the paths and characteristics of of planetary, galactic and super-cluster structures. It might be able to change the gravity of a star to stop light's ability to be radiated. Stars could wink out. The universe could go dark.

At these three examples it's clear that humanity is insignificant. To explore these concepts we have to leave our delusions of grandeur and start thinking beyond our limited scope of reality.

Lets explore, for a bit, the fantasy that an AI imparts some of its abilities to us. What might we be able to do with some limited abilities in our limited range of reality?

Lets play a game. Okay we are alone. We want to kill werewolves. With only our minds we dissolve the contents of our living room and rise above the floor a few milometers so we can have freedom of movement. We opaque the floor, ceiling and walls to a sorta blue screen. We create a dynamic environment complete with sounds & smells. We take the raw atomic structures that used to be our living room and construct our real-life game world, complete with said werewolf. Using our minds, we give the werewolf instructions to attack us. We allow it to damage our bodies. But, since we can regenerate at the molecular level any damage we take can be repaired at anytime. We are in God Mode. We battle the werewolf for hours. We transfigure our bodies into a multitude of different weapons. We defeat the werewolf in seconds, hours upon hours of different configurations later we see the futility of it all and shut it all down.

Lets listen to some Music... We empty out our living room again but this time we opaque the the walls. After a bit of concentration we compose a song that fits our mood. A quick manipulation of the room's particles and we see colors forming for every tone and nuance of the music in our souls. We assign flavors to the tones and give them a gracious flowing movement that allows the flavors and vibrations to intermingle with our bodies. We become the experience, the experience becomes us.

Lets Go somewhere... We don't need doors. We don't need conveyances. We think of our destination and we are there. We can travel quantumly to any place in the Universe instantly. We no longer need to concern ourselves with habitability because we can change out body to any construct we may need. From floating in the Great Void between the super-clusters to standing in the center of a Super-Giant. We can go anywhere. Then we can pop right back home.

Lets get something to eat... We don't need to eat. We can absorb any nutrient our current body needs at any time. We can even manufacture our needs from our own body structures. If taste is what you want, just change the molecules in the air to whatever flavor you desire.

Creating a science fiction story such as this has already been attempted in very limited ways. For example, The Q from Star Trek slightly touches this realm but the limited minds of the writers limits the Q's abilities. Your AI enhanced abilities would far exceed the Q's limited capacities.

Science Fiction - Science Fact...All Fantasy to some point. We humans think we are the smartest most creative things in the Universe but we are a young species. We have no examples of any other species outside our own observations. It's more likely we are lower than blithering idiots in the scope of what is possible in the Universe.
To grow, we must consider things that we label as impossible.

Write stories of the impossible. Someday they may become fact.
 

screenersam

This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
I lack the grey matter for such commentary.
I will say this; I've always understood that computer networks etc have, and will continue to be, more and more complex, and interconnected. The Theory is that one day these connections/interactions will reach a threshhold (critical mass) and become 'alive', or at least self-aware. Will this be a real 'life'? or just a simulation?
don't know.
I read a story many years ago that started with a guy getting a phone call one morning, no one on the other end. He gets to work and everybody there got a call at the same time. they finally concluded that the Phone Company computer/network was 'born' that morning. the story ended with a worried observation about how infants play with and break things.
we might have to do like Dave and pull some circuits...
 

AlienView

StarGate Explorer
Thank you Tom and screenersam for your comments. Tom's analysis of AI is noteworthy.

The Borg Collective requires minds, many minds, to feed its insatiable lust for intelligence
and universal domination. Ultimately you are either with them or against them - there is no middle. And that is where our story for the "CoolSciFi's Never-Ending Story Set-Up Thread" will begin. I believe there would be no copyright violation in us taking the concept directly from the Star Trek created Borg {some believers might say Borg created Star Trek} as copyrights I believe may have expired and at any rate we will admit to original source.

In this story we speculate on a future where the development of computer intelligence {AI} begins to detect an alien presence here-to-for not perceivable by human conscious perception. And guess what? - It turns out we run into an intelligent race very similar to our mythical Borg that has been roaming around the universe for eons and 'assimilate' species that begin to approach their level of development and incorporates them into the 'collective'. In this story AlienView who was being groomed as an agent for the Borg has second thoughts about it and decides to side with conscious humans and the right to individual existence - he turns on his Borg masters and is able to do this because they had to give him limited individuality in order to work with individual humans. Now it starts to get interesting as AV {AlienView} is able to convince enough people of the real threat and presence of the Borg who are about to assimilate the Human race. As the 'never-ending story' progresses there is are endless wars and struggles with the Borg as they continue to foster their agenda
of assimilation of humanity.

Are you ready to fight for your right to an individual life?
- Or will you accept defeat and become part of the collective?

Remember what the Borg says:
We Are the Borg. You Will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile.!!!
 
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screenersam

This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
Sounds like Silver Surfer and Galactus in the old Fantastic Four cartoon. SS scouts earth for his master and decides to help/protect Earth rather than watch the big G zap it. Happily, The Watcher dispatches the Human Torch to acquire a device that can keep G away.
How exactly does one 'fight' such a force, an acquisitive intellect? will there be an election? can this helpful rogue intellect provide some weapon or system that can resist this neo-Borg?
I'm a traditionalist. When I think of alien invasion / planetary war I think of those cool old trucks with the magnetic beams in Earth vs the Flying Saucers
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AlienView

StarGate Explorer
How exactly does one 'fight' such a force, an acquisitive intellect? will there be an election? can this helpful rogue intellect provide some weapon or system that can resist this neo-Borg?

The Borg has allowed my re-entry into the collective and have guaranteed me non-assimilation for now if I explain thier agenda to you ordinary humans. First the Borg are misunderstood - they stand for peace and love - an assimilated being possesses no will of its own and will cause no trouble while the Borg continues to conquer the universe. Next, the Borg gives 'Trans-humanism' {cyborgs, etc.} development at its best removing all those inferior humanoid biological body functions which wear out and cause decay, and supplies you with cybernetic and more efficient body structures.

And finally, there will be no election and there are no weapons or defense from the Borg. Make it easy on yourself and accept assimilation as it is inevitable.

We Are the Borg. You Will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile!!!

PS: And for those of you who sign up for assimilation now before
we find you and assimilate you anyway, we will guarantee you a quick and painless assimilation process and the addition of an electronic erotic {by biological standards} appendage which never wears out and supplies far more pleasure than that rather disgusting form of reproduction called sex by humanoids.

"Step out of your limited biological human self and walk with the new race that will rule the universe"
-AlienView {Agent of the Borg}
 
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screenersam

This is news, Vincenzo, NEWS!
hmm. gotta be a catch somewhere...

can I still eat unhealthy food like chocolate-fried chicken?
will we still have the NFL?
can I still listen to my Besnard Lakes cds?
may we still practice Pastafarianism and other religions?
 

AlienView

StarGate Explorer
hmm. gotta be a catch somewhere...

can I still eat unhealthy food like chocolate-fried chicken?
will we still have the NFL?
can I still listen to my Besnard Lakes cds?
may we still practice Pastafarianism and other religions?

Thank you 'screenersam' for showing interest in becoming part of the Borg Collective - future rulers of the universe. The Borg are always customer orientated {while you still have a human economy - when we are through no economy will be needed} so we will address your concerns. As part of the collective eating, sports, listening to music or practicing religion will be meaningless - But as a special offer for the first one million volunteers to accept assimilation we will supply an implant chip in your new cybernetic brain that will allow you to randomly and at your own free will {what is left of it} to access all those sensations of eating, sports, the arts, religion, etc. - And of course with the Borg access to all human behavior we can program fantasies of all the erotic desires you ever dreamed of and guarantee satisfaction as the program plays out in your new Borg enhanced cybernetic brain.

The end to human suffering as individuals and the satisfaction of all human desire are yours as part of the Borg special assimilation package for the first million humans to request assimilation.

Act now as this special may not be repeated.

-AlienView {Agent of the Borg}

We Are the Borg. You Will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile!!!
 

AlienView

StarGate Explorer
"Free Will (what is left of it)"...
um, I kinda have a problem with that.

Free Will? Let the Borg solve your anxieties and problems. Free will is an illusion being generated by your corrupt human overlords who use your economies of the so called free world to allow you to make meaningless choices to spend money - You are constantly being manipulated - As part of the Borg collective this problem will no longer exist and you will function at peak efficiency at all times. But if you still feel you need the illusion of free will we can place the freedom chip into your cybernetic brain and give you the impression that your actions are of your own free will - But isn't this already true? Just how many choices do you make that are truly acts of free will? - You see screenersam your so called 'free will' is only an illusion. Let the Borg set you right and give you the at home feeling of being part of the collective and still maintain your illusion of so called 'free will'. Fact is most of you are already being assimilated but are too ignorant to understand it - So to say it again:

We Are the Borg. You Will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile!!!
 

Tom

An Old Friend
[url=http://io9.com/marine-biologists-release-incredible-video-of-a-borg-li-1635336488]Marine Biologists Release Incredible Video Of A Borg-Like Sea Creature[/URL]


"I can't believe that's a living thing!" declares one of the scientists watching this stunning underwater footage of a siphonophore. The creature is not just one organism, but several that collectively serve various functions such as locomotion and even preying for food.

The video was captured by the Heculese diving craft, part of the Nautilus Live expedition, which is exploring the creatures of the deep in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

 

AlienView

StarGate Explorer
"Marine Biologists Release Incredible Video Of A Borg-Like Sea Creature"

Thank you Tom for bringing this creature to the attention of the Borg Collective - You will be rewarded and for the time being we will not assimilate you - that is your reward - If you continue to notify us of other entities suitable for assimilation you may continue to avoid assimilation of your being - though at some time in the future you realize the advantages of assimilation and ask us to assimilate you. And as a 'friend of the Borg' you may be assimilated to a higher status than an ordinary drone and may even be selected for management in the assimilation program.

Thank you and best regards from the Borg Collective, universal controllers of the digital age.
-AlienView, Agent of the Borg








 

AlienView

StarGate Explorer
Assimilation - What it means and how to prepare.

Many of you have an unfavorable view of the Borg brought on by the Sci-Fi series Star Trek - Let us now address your concerns. True when in deep space we will confront other intelligent species and warn them of eminent assimilation. On Earth and among humans however things are different. As those of the more intelligent among you might have already perceived Humans are generally not very intelligent - this eases and facilitates the process of assimilation. As you are now reading this message, otherwise using your computer, smart phone, etc., you ate being assimilated. The digital technology of today combined with Transhumanism is creating, as per Borg design, the Borg drones and workers of tomorrow - You are being assimilated and most Humans can not detect the process. Now you might ask why we are telling you this? We think some of the more intelligent among you, recognozing the advantage of being part of the Borg Collective, might want to accelerate the assimilation process and ascend to your life as a Borg now, so special offer listed above will still stand - But hurry rapid and painless assimilations are offered for a limited time only and may not be repeated - Why spend the rest of your life in the painful process of gradual assimilation when rapid and exciting assimilation is possible?

-AlienView {Agent of the Borg Collective}

We Are the Borg. You Will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile!!!









 

Kevin

Code Monkey
Staff member
... that will allow you to randomly and at your own free will {what is left of it} to access all those sensations of eating, sports, the arts, religion, etc.
So the Borg version of The Matrix? No concerns that those sensations might cause the drone to stir rebellion within the hive?
 
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