As an interesting counterpoint, the usage of the 'we' expression, as in "We are the Borg. Resistance is futile." This relates back to feudal monarchies, where the king/queen/ruling body would often refer to themselves as 'we'.

Irony would have it that low-technology humanoids would use a collective term to refer to themselves in the singular, while highly adaptive cybernetic beings from the future would use it to refer to a collective.