• http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Sorry I understood nothing about this article. Am I stupid?

  • http://www.adaircameron.co.uk/ adaircameron

    What would happen if one Borg bought another? Does that create Super Borg? Say if Apple bought Facebook? Then again, what would happen to Microsoft’s 10%?

  • http://www.planetc1.com/ chiropractic

    15 years? Where are we 5 years from now? Feels like the borgs are assimilating at an increased rate.

  • http://www.nexcerpt.com/ nexcerpt

    Danny, the popular shorthand, “Resistance is futile” (aptly abbreviated as RIF ;-) covers only part of the ground. Keep in mind the far more chilling directives that accompany it! From First Contact: “Your culture will adapt to service us. RIF.” From Voyager: “Existence, as you know it, is over. RIF” Or, as Locutus himself summarized in TNG: “RIF. Your life as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service us.”

    The future is not filled with futility or resistance: it’s filled with servicing these behemoths — in lieu of having real lives.

  • John Morrison

    I always find it amusing when the success of giants Apple, Google, and Facebook is compared with Microsoft. There is a fundamental flaw in making this correlation: Microsoft rose, and is falling, because the foundation of their business is manipulation, bullying and spending money to stifle competitive innovation. These three used a focus on user experience to provide compelling innovations.

    Microsoft grew because you HAD to use it.

    Apple, Google and Facebook grew because you WANT to use it.