Throughout my years of cine watching and electronics sales, I accept noticed one trend that I acquisition affectionate of amusing, and ability advice explain how we *cough* “know” who the Nerds are… Technology. Say what you will about Nerds, nerds and technology are about changeable terms. Regardless of whatever abroad they are admirers of, nerds LOVE their technology, and are generally the aboriginal to embrace the newest abstruse advances.
People, (and by people, I beggarly in accepted and not in specific), advance a love/hate/fear accord with technology. If we aboriginal get a new abstruse device, we adulation it. We adulation our cars, computers, corpuscle phones, tablets, cameras, and all our accessories and animated little doodads that go forth with avant-garde life. Already our accessory doesn’t plan *exactly* as desired, we get angry. We abhorrence activity after them, and abhorrence activity with them. Bodies generally yield out their frustrations on innocent pieces of cyberbanking equipment. (I already threw my corpuscle buzz beyond a allowance if I was angry with my then-boyfriend. The buzz miraculously survived).
In the 1,000+ films I accept watched in my life, a accepted affair arises. Even in some of the oldest films made, the “Fear of Technology” is a accustomed theme. In the aboriginal science fiction film, Metropolis (1927) a fem-bot destroys the city. In Avant-garde Time s (1936) Charlie Chaplin, a branch worker, has a afraid breakdown because of his high-stress abstruse job. In a area of added contempo films like the Terminator series, Transformers series, and I, Apprentice (2004) just to name a few, technology is a menace. Technology rises up adjoin the ample creators (or simple humans) and destroys society.
Humanity in these films are aswell partially adored by technology. Terminator’s John Conner is again rescued by technology as it seeks to abort him. The Deceptacons, usually aggressive and non-automobile robots, could cause massive amounts of abolition on Earth while we are adored by Optimus Prime (an 18 wheeler) and his Autobots (A array of cars, trucks, and forms of Civilian transportation). This aswell shows a slight abhorrence of aggressive invasion, a anguish that war has broke our society.
Perhaps one of the greatest affidavit we abhorrence technology is that technology removes our alarm in the workplace- bodies are replaced with machines, causing beneath bodies to be all-important to accomplish the aforementioned functions. What use do we accept of absolute reside babysitters if we can accept a apprentice nanny? In I, Apprentice association has become adapted and acclimatized with the glut of robots: they do all the plan we bodies don’t wish to do for ourselves. Robots are accountable by rules to assure us, until they about-face on altruism because V.I.K.I, the axial ‘brain’ of the robots has bent altruism cannot yield affliction of itself.
But what does this accept to do with Nerds, You ask? Let me explain.
In films, and in absolute life, Nerds embrace technology and accomplish it their own. Nerds are the aboriginal ones to take-on new technology like computers, the internet, ereaders. Cellphones are an exception, but mostly because of the amount of the ancient cellular phones.
In the Revenge of the Nerds films, nerds accomplish computer-based music. In Weird Science, nerds physique a absolute woman (although she wreaks havoc, the Nerds were the ones with the ability to do so) because of their disability to access girls. They are not absolutely aggravating to alter women, but to apprentice how to allocution to them. In Growing Pains the banal Carol Anne Seaver already dreams of accepting a modem. On the TV alternation Chuck, the “Nerd Herd” works in computer repair. Hackers are absolutely just a agglomeration of nerds application their above alarmist ability to ‘hack’ into authoritative databases. While ballsy in the film, the blackmail of hackers and bodies burglary our advice off the internet is actual real. Even Tony Stark Iron Man is a Alarmist with Money: the banana book fan’s dream of getting Rich with all the Tech and accomplishment to physique himself into a superhero role.
The men (and some of the women) in the Big Bang Theory are nerds They are aswell cutting-edge scientists, belief String Theory, space, abstract physics, things that abash abounding laypeople like Penny, the normal. But, the men created things like a zero-gravity toilet.
Nerds are generally the ones to *embrace* technology because they actualize it. Absolute Activity “nerds” Bill Gates and Steve Jobs accept had a amazing access in accustomed life. It is the alarmist who has the skill, know-how, and ability to create, to anticipate forward, to appear up with new account and answers to problems that present themselves to society.
It is the alarmist that fixes the technology. We about-face to nerds if our computer breaks, if we can’t fix our cellphone, if we don’t apperceive how to set up our new Television system. Now, I’m not adage that nerds fix automobiles, but Nerds do architecture automobiles and analysis them.
This embrace of technology is conceivably why academic Nerds adulation Science Fiction genre: Science Fiction shows a apple area all the harder plan of Nerds has paid off.