The phrase, this is the nerd age of humankind, is actually a play upon a similar phrase spoken in voice-over 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 really should have known to use the term humankind instead of mankind, to describe 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, for the foreseeable future. Human societies all over planet earth, and people in every global culture, will be defined by the extent to which they have technical expertise, and by the extent to which they embrace technology, and its social, politcal, economic, cultural, and human, influences. As technology has throughout human history, technology provides one of the many types of metaphorical mirrors of 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.