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  • Borgbrary Final Edition

    1. 1. We Are The Borgbrarians.. Resistance is Futile!!
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>&quot;We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Shhhhhhsh! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who we are! <ul><li>We are the Borgbrarians. We are a race of cybernetic beings (cyborgs), part humanoid and part machine. By means of our technology we share a collective consciousness. We act as one. There is no sense of individuality. </li></ul><ul><li>Through our collective consciousness we have the ability to disseminate information amongst ourselves almost instantaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuality poses a threat to the collective’s ability to function. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Mission <ul><li>“ The mission of the Borgbrary is to assimilate all knowledge and information, both technological and biological, in order to enhance our collective consciousness and to assist us as we move forward to achieving our goal of achieving perfection. </li></ul><ul><li>“ We continually focus on the elimination of all forms of individuality to become One Borgbrary.&quot; </li></ul>
    6. 6. Goals & Objectives <ul><li>To improve the quality of life in the galaxy by providing other life forms the benefit of being part of the Borgbrary collective. </li></ul><ul><li>To bring about optimal effectiveness and efficiency, as well as positive transformation, organizational enhancement and growth for the collective (and its members) through openness, participation, interdependency, flexibility, empowerment, cooperation, consensus, creativity, continuous learning, and self-organization by assimilating all worthy life forms into the Borgbrary. </li></ul><ul><li>The assimilation of all knowledge, technical and biological. </li></ul><ul><li>The assimilation of Apple. </li></ul><ul><li>The assimilation of the Omega particle. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Elimination of individuality to become One. </li></ul><ul><li>The elimination of the Star Fleet Federation. </li></ul><ul><li>The elimination of Rebel Alliance & the Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-assimilation of Rogue Borg; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 of 9, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Luc Picard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintain all absorbed knowledge in perfect organization and working order. </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Adaptability. </li></ul><ul><li>Being One. </li></ul><ul><li>Instant dissemination combined with instant diffusion . </li></ul>
    8. 8. Borgbrary Assimilation Chart Queen (Head) Borgbrarian Borgbrary Development Microchip Regulator Facilities Management Collection Development Microchip Installation Cyborg Energy Conservator Information Dissemination Cyberspace Artifacts Cybernetic Implantation
    9. 9. <ul><li>The Borgbrarians power and near invincibility is attributed to their shared identity and consciousness, embodied in the Borgbrary collective. Connected by a sophisticated subspace communications network, the Borgbrary collective is capable of immediate adaptation, instantaneous communication and constant internal re-organization to meet any external challenges. </li></ul>Core Competencies:
    10. 10. <ul><li>Through the centuries we have assimilated thousands of species incorporating their knowledge, technology, history, culture, thoughts and memories into our own consciousness. Once assimilated, this information never disappears. It is a form of immortality and always at our disposal to help us reach our goal of perfection. </li></ul>Core Competencies (continued):
    11. 11. Environment <ul><li>Describe external environment – demographics, who dominant group is, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the Borgbrary all decisions are a result of a collective consciousness controlled by an elusive Queen Borgbrarian. Only the Queen experiences conflict, only the Queen makes decisions, only the Queen carries the burden of right and wrong. The Borgbrarian drones just “do.” They do not suffer from conflict because all choices are made for them by their collective hive mind. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe internal environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The newly implanted cybernetic technologies of the drone give it the ability to withstand environments that would destroy most organic life forms, from the vacuum of space to the wide variation in planetary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Borg also assimilate environment and technologies </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Social Structure <ul><li>A cybernetic society, Borgrary drones are equipped with a myriad of technologies integrated into their bodies which enable them to perform their duties within the Collective, and are universal to all drones. A neural transceiver keeps them connected to the hive mind. When confronted by a problem it could not solve with its existing resources, the entire Collective work in concert to consider all possible solutions and implement the one determined to be the most efficient. By applying the unique skills of each drone to a task, the hive mind can engineer new technologies at a pace that would astound an individual. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Physical Structure <ul><li>The Borgbrary is housed within a Borg ship in the far reaches of outer space. The Borgbrary ship is the shape of a cube, and has interwoven Cyborg hookups for all borgs to be recharged. </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>No food or restaurants are found on the ship, thus; food, insects, and rodents are not an issue in this library pertaining to the preservation and storage of its information. </li></ul>All information is absorbed and diffused to the entire Collective within the Borgrary spacecraft, which is equipped with a vinculum to interconnect its crew, which is in turn connected to a central plexus that links the ship to the Collective and the Borgbrary.
    15. 15. Technology <ul><li>Identify sample artifacts and objects </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nanoprobes – originally assimilated from Species 149, when injected into a victim subject deemed worthy of assimilation, they rewrite the subject’s DNA and begin the installation of basic Borg technology that begins the process of assimilation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Assimilator- this fires an assimilation beam that scans the special weapon of an enemy vessel and makes a copies of it. The cube is able to use that special weapon. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trans-warp or time travel: Has the technology to travel back in time or great distances in the galaxy which would take normal travel of the federation months or years. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Identify sample activities and processes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gained a vast knowledge of the Federation when Picard became Locutis. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Culture <ul><li>Virtually nothing is known of Borgbrarian culture in the usual sense. All Borgbraries are interconnected with all other Borgbraries, and the concept of individuality is considered destructive to this organization. </li></ul><ul><li>The only known pursuit or intention is the assimilation of all information and knowledge, and the perfection and export of their form of organization. </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>The origins of the Borgrarian have been lost in mists of time. We were once like humanity, flawed and weak. Theories of our origins include: </li></ul><ul><li>In a chapter of Star Trek- The Manga the Enterprise travels back in time and a medical doctor unintentionally creates the start of the Borgrary when, attempting to save the life of his daughter he injects her with nanoprobes which run amok, spreading from her to others and infecting them with a collective consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>It is speculated in the Star Trek Encyclopedia that there could be a connection between the Borgbrary and V’ger, the vessel encountered in Star Trek: The Motion Picture ( TMP ); V'ger &quot;melds&quot; with two persons (Will Decker and Ilia) and, in so doing, evolves. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With reasonable conjecture, the Borg, a cybernetic organism – i.e., a fusion of person and machine – is born </li></ul></ul>Culture
    19. 19. From Llia to Borg Queen to Borgbrarian Queen
    20. 20. Scenario One <ul><li>Rogue Borgbrarians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 2366 a Borg cube invaded Federation space and assimilated Jean-Luc Picard, whose tactical information contributed, along with the Borg's own vastly superior power, to Starfleet's disastrously one-sided battle with the cube, called the Battle of Wolf 359. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 of 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The crew’s attempt to reinstate Seven’s individualistic humanity provides the viewer with an uneasy insider’s glimpse into the persuasive seduction of the Borg mindset. Instead of the grateful, highly appreciative response liberators often expect from their subjects, the crew encounters a great deal of resistance from Seven of Nine who sees the Borg as her true identity. She describes her Borg existence as approximating organismic, social and intellectual perfection: a state in which one can always “hear” all the others in a unified voice and a shared direction, without the noise of individuality and conflict. To Seven, the Borg’s multiple redundancies, the ability to regenerate damaged parts and functions, a vast shared data pool, and an unending quest for efficiency and perfection define it as the most highly developed and constantly evolving humanoid based life form in the universe. In contemporary terms, the Borg appear to Seven as a highly connected and unified team with a shared vision, an extremely sophisticated communication system, and highly developed learning capacities, capacities so evolved that they can adapt to any changes and challenges at a moment’s notice. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Took knowledge with them </li></ul>
    21. 21. Scenario two <ul><li>Disruption of communication between libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No communication from collective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No new information being assimilated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychic prison? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hugh? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With regards to the Borgbraries, the branches that don’t conform to the norms, must be re-assimilated and repaired.. i.e. fire the head Borgbrarian of the dysfunctional branches. (this was from John) </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Disruption of communication between libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No communication from collective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No new information being assimilated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When Borgbrarian Hugh and his branch were cut off from the collective because of the sense of individuality that was implanted by the crew of the Enterprise, they were lost and disoriented. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Without the smooth sense of the collective flowing through their minds, the voices became disjointed and each Borgbrarian found themselves struggling to operate without a leader or sense of guidance. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Describe your recommendation for resolving one or more major consequences of each scenario. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Recommendations for Solving the Scenarios <ul><li>With regards to the Borgbraries, the branches that don’t conform to the norms, must be re-assimilated and repaired.. i.e. fire the head Borgbrarian of the dysfunctional branches. (this was from John) </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>Describe how two theories, concepts, and/or approaches may be/are used to provide meaning to the scenarios, to resolving the scenarios, and used to building the scenarios. The goal here is to show how you’ve applied theories/concepts to real-world situations. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Psychic prison <ul><li>The metaphor, Organizations as Psychic Prisons, was first considered in Plato’s The Republic.  This famous story tells about some people confined in a cave who could only see the wall in front of them with shadows created by an unseen fire.  The shadows on the wall included people and objects that the cave dwellers had never known.  The cave dwellers created names and ideas about the shadows.  That perception was all they knew and was their reality.  Socrates described how a person’s perception would be dramatically changed if one of the prisoners could have been freed to actually see and hear what was going on around the fire.  Reality would have drastically changed for that person.  Also Socrates considered how one man’s report to the other confined persons would not have been enough to change their beliefs.  What they had seen and heard was reality to each of them.  As a group the cave prisoners could have possibly developed an alliance and a stronger belief regarding their perceived reality, as distorted as it may have been. </li></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>Following a brief history of systems theory, this paper applies both Borg perspectives to a critical examination of systems theory, addressing the following three critical issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The conceptualization of the “system” as a reified, conscious entity with a unified structure, purpose, and sense of direction has always raised questions about systems theory’s ability to effectively conceptualize issues of power, domination, participation and choice. Much like the Borg drones and their connection to the collective consciousness, the reified system represents an entity that drowns out and makes invisible different voices and choice possibilities and the reality of power and domination that underlies the organizational structure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The role and place of human beings in a system focused on efficiency and other system defined goals becomes similarly obscured, under the assumption that the human collective, like the Borg collective, represents, accounts and allows for the existence of individual human beings in their varied personal, emotional or political states. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just as the internal dynamics of the organization are conceptually neutralized, homogenized, and sterilized in the organismic image of organizational systems, the external context becomes a similarly flattened landscape that denies the role of modern capitalism as the economic, political, and socio-cultural context of organizations. Like the Borg, it does not question the moral correctness of its assimilation goals or the implications of this for human or other life forms. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Bibliography <ul><li>Hatch, M. J., & Cunliffe, A. L. (2006). Organization theory : modern, symbolic, and postmodern perspectives (2nd ed.). Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Kersten, Astrid, & Sidky, Mohammed (2001). We are the borg: resistance is futile! Star Trek’s Borg as a Metaphorical Criticque of Organizational Systems Theory . Current Topics in Management. With Mohammed Sidky, In Rahim, M., Golembiewski, R. and MacKenzie, K. (eds). Current Topics in Management , Volume 6 (2001). Amsterdam : Elsevier. </li></ul><ul><li>Smith, W. (2001). Science fiction and organization . London ; New York: Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Okuda, Michael and Denise. (1996). Star Trek Chronology. New York, NY. Pocket Books. </li></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>The Best of Both Worlds Part I Season 3, disc 7 original air date 6/18/1990 The Best of Both Worlds Part II Season 4 disc 1 original air date 9/24/1990 ... Descent Part I Season 6 disc 7 original air date 6/21/1993 Descent Part II Season 7 disc 1 original air date 9/20/1993 information i found through the episode guide on www.startrek.com </li></ul><ul><li>Star Trek: First Contact (1996). Paramount Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>http://memory- alpha.org /en/wiki/Borg </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><ul><li>&quot;We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>Shhhhhhsh! </li></ul>

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