'Geek' culture is replacing any other kind. That's why there are college classes on superhero theories now.
I was in a restaurant today. Two men (one of them the owner) were
comparing notes on the prices of their techno doo-dads (most of them
being handy ways to watch movies):
"Well, you know, you can't beat that
price. (happy) You know, with the slave labor they use over there..."
"That's right; you got a choice between people here working for ten
dollars an hour, and over there for twenty five cents, which are you
I can certainly understand wanting to save money, but few
people are thinking about what our country will produce (and will
provide employment for) besides media entertainment and politics.