So, I just watched the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Perpetual Infinity" (S02E11). Control is a pure mechanical AI. But I had a suspicion.
When Control took over Leland's body, the scene seemed to be very reminiscent of Borg. Struggling is pointless... Resistance is futile... even nanites with even a very similiar flooding and blood colour change, even mechanical parts spreading themselves out, though only afterwards.
Though, Control is a time travelling pure mechanical AI, it only achieved its goal through the Sphere's data... As we saw, it gained a portion of it. Maybe it's a bad guess, but I could see that DSC will use the lack of a data as the reason why Control decided to merge with the universal biosphere to achieve its end goal of what seems to be universal order, rather than killing everything...
Is this scene just a happy easter egg... or are we seeing DSC trying to use Control as a origin story to the Borg? Or is there just too much differences in Borg Lore that couldn't allow for Discovery to make such a, in my opinion, bad origin story?