"You will be assimilated" is one of the favorite sayings of the Borg
. The Borg
are some of the new assortment of villains Star Trek : The Next Generation
has given us to hate now that the Klingon
s are supposed to be good guys.
The borg is a sort of group mind, made up of beings of different species plus a fair dose of mechanical equipment. Individual elements of the collective are sometimes called drones. Besides "You will be assimilated", they also tend to say "resistance is futile", and "I am Borg".
I heard about a Borg drone which went to college to try to learn the locations of new planets to assimilate. Oddly enough, it didn't fit in at first. It eventually ended up talking to a rather lost looking student of electrical engineering. The conversation follows - see if you can figure out which one is the Borg.
"Yo, funny looking guy with all the prosthetic junk! What's your name?"
"I am Borg."
"Great meeting you. The first day of class and we have homework already. Look at this circuit diagram. You think I should add some capacitance or resistance or something?"
"Resistance is futile"
"I knew it! You look like a guy who would know about electronics, all that junk on your head. I'm having trouble fitting in here, but I figure if you can anyone can, right?"
"You will be assimilated!"
"I knew it, that makes me feel better, thanks buddy!"