I want to Commercialize Science: just not discover it: Effects of Career Choice I am in need of my major advice. My father is a Political Scientist and Economist, and he has personally wrote on current and future political and economical tyrannies. He sees the formation of a much more controlling government: a centralized source of power such as a world state and world currency. I know I am not going to be free in tomorrows world. There is huge, and ever growing divergence of wealth and power in our world. We can see that it has always been this way. People in power often seek more power. He has also wrote about the psychological effects of wealth and power of those in power and the effects on how they rule. With the advent of rapid scientific and technological change of today's world. It is without doubt that these changes will be used to control and subvert the masses. Many times, we have seen the rise and fall of dictatorial regimes, and feels the rise of another is due. I am still young, and must attend University, but I am rather worried about the extreme inequality that will plague tomorrows world. It is sad that others will not be able to escape its raise, but I will not stand to be taken by it. Our world is govern by the influence of corporations and money. We live in a capitalistic society. We seek gains by finding market imbalances or otherwise exploit the world or current social system in seek of profits or form of power. Is it wrong? I don't know - but it's capitalism. Research is the foundation of tomorrow, but often research discoveries are of little use, as they find little innovative application. I want to be able to bring science and people together. With the power and influence of a corporation, I can offer something, whilst securing my place in high society. I question my question is, do I seek a job as a CEO, or a researcher? I see myself doing some research work, making some discoveries and starting a start-up. My field of selection is genetics or nano-technology. Two of my best friends will be attending a Nanotech program in Waterloo, and have told me they are really to move on in society. However, for now, they will conduct research until they have made needed discoveries. It is survival of the fittest.