What bothers me more than just the cover photo chosen is the way the preview article is written on Time.com. http://time.com/3986185/virtual-reality-headset/
I would like to think that we as a society are past the point of having to qualify "nerds" so as not to outright dismiss them. However, when your copy starts with "He’s cheery and talks in normal sentences that are easy to understand." and includes joking about the lowest hanging fruit, Dungeons and Dragon, it appears we are not and maybe never will be.