8. Movie blockbusters have embraced the geekdom
When you look at what hollywood blockbusters tend to be about nowadays they seem to be all about superheros and their gadgets, or wizards and their magic. Star Trek has been infused with new life. New Star Wars movie is coming out soon. The Game of Thrones is all the rage. And even when they make fun of nerdy people, like The Big Bang Theory, they ultimately turn these characters into celebrities.
These are all kind of geeky things, and they’re all so mainstream that sometimes even geeks themselves wonder what’s going on, and in an attempt to preserve a little bit of their uniqueness sometimes actually shy away from the mainstream manifestations of their own geekdom. But the dam has been broken, and whether they like it or not, they’re the new cool kids!