Not that it has something to do with the core of the article, but I wonder what series the author actually watched...
Trek has almost a pathological antipathy to anything Transhumanist, and explicitly rejects any kind of enhancement of Humans whether it is genetic (Eugenics Wars), medical (anti aging) or technological (Borg)
Yes, if only I could think of a central character that had his vision not only restored but also improved by technology...(although I admit that Star Trek has always been critical of transhumanism)
No doubt this is some American reaction to a caricature of Socialism, as the Borg clearly represents a Socialist society in many minds
What? The Federation itself is more or less socialistic, they certainly were not intended as some criticism or caricature of Socialism.