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The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth: Why It’s Great To Be a Geek In 2020

2020 has been a pretty shocking year for virtually everyone. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have had to make enormous operational changes to survive, and incurred significant costs just to keep themselves on life support. Entire industries like the events and live performance industry have practically disappeared almost overnight. And that’s to say nothing for all of those who have lost friends and loved ones to the pandemic. Still, tragedy and economic uncertainty aside, there’s one group of people who can hold their heads up high in 2020. 


In 2020, and over the past couple of decades, geeks have gone from being derided and mocked to lauded and respected. Here we’ll look at some of the reasons why geeks rule the world in 2020.

Everyone needs your help

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Many who would describe themselves as geeks work in the technical and digital spaces. And these are in higher demand than ever, as businesses and employees alike grapple with issues like remote productivity and digital security at a time when changes to the workplace status quo mean new security vulnerabilities. We’re the ones recommending VPNs and password managers. If you’re looking for either, you should check out Privacy Heaven- click this link to visit website. We’re the ones telling them which apps to use to help them prioritize their workloads or sleep soundly at night. Heck, in many cases, we’re the ones scripting apps just for them. 

Your tastes have dominated pop culture for over 20 years

We’re All Nerds Now

There was a time when you’d be laughed at for having a comic book collection. But in an age where the highest grossing movie of all time has the Avengers in it, everyone has become a comic book geek. People are discussing continuity in coffee shops. People are using words like “multiverse” in casual conversation. People who have never even picked up a comic book are advocating passionately over whether DC is better than Marvel or vice versa. Of course, comic book movies are nothing new. But their explosion in the 21st century has made names like Aquaman, Groot and Thanos household names. Something that even the most ambitious comic book nerd could scarcely have imagined a decade ago. 

Your skillset is changing the world of work as we know it

100 Essential Skills for Geeks

Not only do tech and software geeks run the world today, we’re actively shaping its future. The world of education and work are changing before our very eyes. Collages are packed full of kids who want to become the next Zuckerberg, Gates or Jobs. Digital technology is no longer the domain of a geeky elite. The more technology shapes the future, the more aspiring geeks will enter the worlds of work and education with a view to changing the world through technology. 

You even have a fashion statement named after you

Fashion Clash: Geek Chic vs. Hipster Style

Finally… Not only do people want to have the pop culture and vocational capabilities of geeks… they want to look like us, too. Geek Chic is a fashion statement for both men and women. And if people want to spend hundreds of dollars on Prada shorts that’ll make them look more like Napoleon Dynamite, we say more power to them!

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