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  • noun rare An organization of autonomous organisms that exhibit collectivism: individual "units" that have merged to yield a unified construct and may have a collective consciousness.
  • noun rare, idiomatic, science fiction, politics Some forms of government.


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The word and concept are derived from The Borg, a race of cyborgs in the fictional Star Trek universe with a hive mind that operates as one.


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  • I loved the little details, like the reference to a "borganism".

    REVIEW: Glasshouse by Charles Stross 2008

  • If they're not actually a fashion borganism they're not far from it, dressed head-to-foot in the highest quality Chanel and Armani replicas, making a classical twentieth-century statement.

    Asimov's Science Fiction 2004

  • These include: possession of nuclear weapons, possession of unlimited autonomous replicators [see: _gray goo_], coercive assimilationism [see: _borganism, aggressive_], coercive halting of Turing-equivalent personalities [see: _Basilisks_], and applied theological engineering [see: _God Bothering_].

    Asimov's Science Fiction 2004

  • It will create a parliament -- a merged group-mind borganism that speaks as one supermind built from the beliefs of the victors.

    Asimov's Science Fiction 2004


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