In the 19th Century 'geek' meant 'fool' - now who's laughing?
Formally associated with the wildest of circus performers, in the mid-1980s the term “geek” was popularly reassigned to a particular breed of brainy, socially awkward males inordinately fascinated with computers. While some of us marveled at how these dull boxes requiring endless lines of code to spit out a simple illustration or interaction could hold such fascination for these peculiar enthusiasts, we missed the tide rising quickly around us. This first generation of geeks gave rise to a new class of millionaires, who then became billionaires.
Geeks are now shaping the colour and cadence of our experiences and lives to an extent few would have predicted or perhaps even realise today. Highly sought after geeks are driving markets for new products and services, crafting algorithms that know what we want before we know it, and creating new never before imagined realms of virtual experience. Join us for this exploration of the extraordinary rise of the geeks.
The duration is 1 hour and 15 mins