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The Evolution of the Geek (Infographic)

OK kids, time for a little history lesson…

All you millennials may not realize this, but there was a time, not so long ago, when being called a geek wasn’t exactly flattering. Yes, before hoodie-wearing, Magic-playing web developers became billionaires by socially connecting the same people who tormented them in high school, being geek was most certainly, not “in.”

While technology has turned the tables quite a bit for geeks, it is important to know where we came from. Here is a fun little infographic timeline that depicts the evolution of the geek. I hope you enjoy tracing back your geek lineage.

Geeks On-The-Go: Wearables And Security Risks

Do you remember the movie Universal Soldier from 1992? In that movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star specially designed soldiers from the future who are perfect for military operations and have no emotions whatsoever. What turned out to be a predicting trivia twenty years ahead of its time were the glasses that the universal soldiers wore on their heads. In the movie, their purpose was to receive orders from the base and scan the area and enemies.

Another similar movie example, but only more sophisticated, since it was hidden in the eye of the machine, is that of Terminator. These machines had the environment observing programme inside their eyeballs.

If in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s these technological features were a mere science-fiction plot, the 2000s saw a different side of it. Today, we have numerous on-the-go gadgets that can be attached to humans body and perform computer-like operations. Although this sounds terrific and potentially life-altering, there is another point of view, according to which these new devices pose a great threat to our intimacy and privacy.