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- n. An organization of autonomous organisms that exhibit collectivism: individual "units" that have merged to yield a unified construct and may have a collective consciousness.
- n. Some forms of government.
I loved the little details, like the reference to a "borganism".
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.
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_].
It will create a parliament -- a merged group-mind borganism that speaks as one supermind built from the beliefs of the victors.