How exactly does it work? My understanding of the assimilation process is that it begins with injection of nanoprobes, then the subject is fitted with cybernetic implants and connected telepathically to the collective.
How exactly does the process of connecting to this Borg collective occur though? If you've ever played Quake IV, a race called the Strogg applies a type of assimilation that uses a tiny chip implanted in the brain to connect the victim to their telepathic collective. Do the Borg also use such a technique?
Lastly, what happens if one is assimilated under unusual circumstances in which they are far away from the nearest Borg Cube? For instance, let's say some Borg scouts crash landed on a remote planet and a single drone, separated from the collect, survived the crash. A few minutes later, some poor fool stumbles across it and is assimilated by it. Since they are separated from the collective, does this person still have independent thought?
The borg use the nanites to created a subspace transciever. That takes alot of time though. Normally one is installed to quicken the process.
Question @ Well yes..but if they're are borg around they'll be in that sub collective....It would be easier to resist such a small collective though.