the rest of the hive are nothing but extensions of me, so they and those they assimilate lose free will, not me.
Which is still evil.
I'm a bit unclear here - are you saying that it was evil for them to originally lose their free will, or that it is evil for me to replace the consciousness that wiped away their free will? If its the latter, I guess I'd have to ask if you think the Prime Minister of Japan is evil for holding that position since a previous Emperor sanctioned the rape of Nanking.
Breeding new borg drones to be in the collective from birth may not be, in that they may not have independent sentience to surpress unless they're disconnected from the collective for a while, but I'm still dubious about it.
Honestly, given that you can get much higher processing density out of a computer then a brain I'd just tweak the DNA to grow them brain dead and then fill them with circuits. Initially I need zombies, not people.
I'd start work on improved borg that can safely combine individuality and a collective link at once.
That is the end goal, yes. Uploaded personalities can live in the network, or requisition and download into a meat puppet as needed.
If my body died, my consciousness would remain in the network, still commanding the drones.
Maybe. The queen's memories seem to get copied from one queen to the next, but it's far from clear that this is a complete personality transfer.
Now we are getting philosophical, and into the whole "Axe of my Father" deal. I am acting under the assumption that it is a whole transfer, if not I see no reason why I can't hire some programmers to tweak the code so it is.
Darth Tanner wrote:
the rest of the hive are nothing but extensions of me
I thought the Queen was merely a representation of the collective conscience of the Borg as a whole. Not an individual mind that controlled the Borg. If you allowed yourself to become that representation wouldn't your personality simply be morphed into the collective minds of the Borg on your ship/colony?
Well, given the constraints of the OP and hw the borg work I don't see that as the case. Thread says I have control, they obey my commands, and are loyal to me. For the Borg, that means you assume the role of the Queen. Since we don't treat any of the others as being subject to their original role's idealogical constraints (eg you can violate the Prime Directive if you choose) I fail to see why that would apply to me.
I know Voyager corrupted this idea greatly in favor of a big evil individual Borg but I still thought it was the original idea of the Borg.
Given the setup of the thread the interpretation is irrelevant. The Borg would be me.
Either way all your going to be able to achieve is to hind out on a dead end planet/space station and hope no one ever finds you.
You think in such small
terms. I may start with nothing, but I assure you there is nothing that says I must end there. I'm thinking a series of dyson swarms, all connected to each other with transporters, and the computers one massive network connected by subspace channels. A quasi-transhuman society that I will rule as an eternal Emperor.
The only big question is how the galaxy will react - off the top of my head I can think of 4 times burgeoning superintelligences have been destroyed. One could make a pretty strong case for the Force being the primary superintelligence that ensures its own continuation and the destruction f any rivals.
And to be honest the price you seem to be willing to pay for immortality seems rather high to me.
Exactly what would I be giving up? Its not like I couldn't grow a clone and have it's only tweak be a transceiver connecting me to the whole of myself and send it out into meatspace to do whatever I wanted.