So how does this turn us into the Borg? Well, we are all connected by a seemingly unified collective: social media. And, while we are all individuals, we all function through a common network, keeping us in constant contact and communication. It might seem like a far stretch that we might lose our humanity in such a situation, but if Captain Jean-Luc Picard can fall prey to the power of the Collective, then it is easy to think that we might also.
As we disconnect from each other it is possible that empathy, a learned trait, will change. A connected, less-than-empathetic species that prides itself on conquering, efficiency, and success above all sounds all too familiar. This comparison becomes even tighter when you factor in the burgeoning field of cybernetics. Experts like Elon Musk have stated that, if we are to progress and survive as a species, we will have to become cyborgs.
This could be true, and so it is important to remember that, while technological progress is important and positive, we must not forget our humanity and the importance of interaction; lest we become the Borg.