Writer / actor John Hodgman has presented an interesting theory about a coming geek-centric future in a recent interview with the Kansas City News.

Writer / actor John Hodgman has presented an interesting theory about a coming geek-centric future in a recent interview with the Kansas City News.

He explains that although previously, culture has been guided by more of a “jock” model (competition and strength), we are now headed into a world which will respect and idolize “nerds and technicians”.

Hodgeman says:

I think that we are necessarily moving toward a geek culture. The health of our society is going to rely on information technology. It's going to rely on a familiarity with math and science and technology. Geekery in general is founded on questioning and proof via analysis of the actual world and not the world as we wish it to be. By contrast, jockdom — not sports — jock culture proceeds from a certainty you create in your mind: ‘My town is the best because the incredibly wealthy owners decided to keep the team for now.' Or, ‘My political team is the best because it was my dad's and they best stoke my primitive fears,' as opposed to ‘They have the best policies for me and my family.'

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