>>7639003 I can't think of anything I like about science at the moment. I've been burned the fuck out by science. It has it's moments, but I never go on /sci/ besides for stuff like this. I don't give a fuck about "science literature" or tv shows or anything like that. I don't spend my free time studying cosmology.
And just to clear things up, most people who study CompSci in Uni go into software engineering. I'm not really looking at going into Academia (and not that I'm interested in working in indstry either).
>>7638976 Who told you to care about bills? its possible to live (what i believe to be a good life) on 10 to 15hrs of work per week, given you know what your doing
read some epicurus, find a job in hospitality where you can choose your own hours (and you don't have to worry about automation any time soon), live for the week and work the weekend, and don't feel like you have your hands tied economically. you are freer than you know dude, follow your passion
I've been primarily interested in compsci as my major, but recently I've started to take an interest in biotech stuff such as:
>prosthetics >oncolytic viruses >3d printing organs/ organ re-generation
any fields that can wrap these together? afaik those 3 things listed have nearly nothing in common beyond fitting under the "biotech" umbrella, and I wouldn't even know what to study in order to get into those fields.
>>7638976 >I love music and art but that won't pay the bills It can if you put in the effort.
I burned out also, was working 50-60 hour weeks, gave up on science as a career, took up other things. Now I happily publish a couple papers a year, just working on them on rainy days. (Though I might abandon publishing and just set up a web space with my experiments.) I also have time to play in a band, paint, do woodworking....
>>7639126 Most bio stuff requires people with strong programming skills, and they are sorely lacking. You'd be a huge asset to any lab in those fields if you double majored.
>>7639112 you have no idea how much I went to "get out" and live a minimalist life, I just lack the guts to do it ;_;
>>7639135 I'm saying it won't pay the bills because I'm primarily interested in more experimental/noise-related styles of music/sound textures. Stuff that pretentiously probably won't have much appral besides a niche fanbase of the internet. But who knows, I may as well just make the best I can,;be happy with it, and if someone else likes it, great, if not, that's great as well
fuck, this is turning into /r9k/ fast. Sorry senpai.
>>7639141 Programming skills are important because most of biology now is computer-driven. It's all pattern matching genomes and solving differential equations for population models and looking at trying to find the active sites for protein/RNA folding and reactions.
Double major in bio and comp sci. If you have specialized departments within your school, you could look at those. You'll want to go to grad school to really specialize, though. Or just join up with a company/research group and learn on the job.
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