Historically there have only been a few main classes: the Scholar class, the Warrior Class, the Criminal Class, the Merchant class. Sometimes one person will belong to two, such as Sun Tzu (he of The Art of War and Col. John Boyd (he of the OODA loop) belonging to the Scholar/Warrior class.
When people tend to be good at more than one thing...sometimes they create amazing things.
Today, and for the past few decades, there has popped up another class, one that was apparently created by advanced technology: the Geek class.
I wonder what happened to Geeks hundreds and even thousands of years ago? They had to exist in some form. I suspect they wandered into the Scholar class (I have a hard time believing that Isaac Newton and Adam Smith weren't Geeks).
When I was in high school there weren't any Geeks to speak of (the culture was just getting started) but the ones who would have turned into Geeks were also part of the Party class (the one to which I belonged). This is why there is a modern class of highly-intelligent, partying Geeks.
Again, it was just getting started when I was in high school, and was definitely getting going in the Seattle area (think Microsoft). (Although, oddly, Microsoft was founded in Albuquerque, where I used to live.)
Bill Gates, for example, is part of the Merchant/Business class (and superb at what he does ) and also that partying Geek/Nerd/Programmer class.
Geeks also appear to belong to some degree to the Scholar class (Gates is obsessed with IQ).
Scholars and Partiers (which makes them part of the Criminal class). And for that matter, part of the Merchant/Business class, since they often start businesses and work for themselves.
The late Bob Wallace (whom I have been confused with more than once) and one of the founders of Microsoft, was very much into the drug culture as a means of expanding consciousness. That would put him into the (high-class) Criminal class (again, most Geeks partly fit into the Criminal class).
The Geek class traditionally doesn't fit in well into the rest of society. And certainly not public schools! Scholars, Criminals, Merchants?
Geeks do not fit at all into the ridiculous Manosphere hierarchy of Alpha/Beta (nobody does, really, which is why it'll soon be in the dust-heap of history). They're never PUAs, some can be fairly popular with women but it doesn't mean that much to them, and the men tend to stay with one woman (if they can find one) for life.
But because of all the classes they fit into, no wonder they've created so much. They're as close to polymaths as exists today.