Psychological Profile – Starfleet Academy
Attending Psychologist: Petralla Wegere, PsyD; Starfleet Medical
Patient ID: 0771-79657-10-75
Name: One of Twelve
18:03 PST (UTC-8)—Having spent the majority of her life in the Borg Collective, One of Twelve remembers most fondly her time there. She misses most the neural link and the millions of voices always present. She described it as calming to know there was always someone there to support her. Now that her implants only bring her silence, she is alone. I asked about how interactions with other people benefit her, but she said it does not have the same effect. When she talks to someone, any benefit gained from that interaction disappears as soon as that person is no longer around. I doubt there is anything Starfleet can do to assist her with this problem.
18:29 PST (UTC-8)—Note, Kutrizian Sodu
You are correct, Mrs. Wegere. Starfleet cannot do anything to assist with the voices. We cannot afford to let her turn on her transceiver, and a pre-recorded loop of voices would grow artificial and unrealistic the first time it repeated. We cannot help her with the voices, but there might be something else we can assist her with. For the past couple months, I have been working on the empathy problem with one of the techs at Starfleet Intelligence. In the microcircuitry connecting her neural-processing adjunct to the cortical array, there are two connections that intercept empathic feelings, and inject a feeling of indifference. Cross linking those two connections and adding a third connection should bypass that injection sequence, allowing her to finally understand how others feel, while fooling the implants into believing the connections are still intact. She probably has enough control over her implants that she could complete the procedure herself without anyone even knowing, but we believe it best if she allow a physician to do it. I can have schematics available for Starfleet Medical whenever she wants it done.
22:26 PST (UTC-8)—Reply to Note, Petralla Wegere, PsyD, Starfleet Medical
Thank you, Mr. Sodu. Both One and Two desire the procedure, but we believe it should wait until next month. They have quite a few classes ending in the next few weeks, so this is a bad time for them to have to learn to deal with a completely new set of emotional responses. I think January 2 would be a good day for the procedure. I will have the physician contact you for the schematics. How does a geneticist get so involved in her implants?
22:50 PST (UTC-8)—Reply to Note, Kutrizian Sodu
Your standard Borg drone has a basic set of implants designed for mass assimilation across a wide variety of species. One and Two, on the other hand, were engineered with her implants and genetics very closely integrated. I often find myself unable to fully understand certain aspects of their genome without also determining which implant affects it, and how. They are, as you suggested almost a year ago, both Borg and individual at the same time, and neither part of that can ever be completely removed.