This is the nerd age of humankind
The phrase, this is the nerd age of humankind, is actually a play upon a similar phrase spoken by the narrating voice during the opening of each episode, of some of the seasons, of the science fiction television series Babylon Five some years ago. Among what some people believe may be Babylon Five's various faults , the series' writers should have known to use the term humankind instead of mankind, when describing that fictional future era. Today though, whether some people realize it or not, humankind really is, still, at the dawn of an epic era of technological revolution, which despite being a few decades old, is only just beginning, and whose technological advancements seem likely to continue for quite some time to come.
Technological influences seem likely to dominate nearly every aspect of human life, for better and for worse, for good and for bad, but pervasively in any event, as the future of humankind unfolds. Human societies all over planet earth, and people in every earthly society, are largely defined today by the extent to which they have technical expertise, by the extent to which they embrace technology, and its social, politcal, economic, and cultural, human influences. As technology has throughout human history, technology provides one of many types of metaphorical mirrors, that mirror both the state of humanity and the manner in which we human beings perceive ourselves and the vast if not infinite universe that exists around us.