Main Question or Discussion Point
I'm about to be a junior and I'm majoring in physics. My problem is the money though. I'm going to be broke I think if I do this, but I don't want to do engineering at all. I was thinking of maybe later getting a masters in biophysics. I think I will get a better salary this way. I want to work on problems such as brain enhancements or living forever. I don't care how stupid that sounds either. I feel like we're getting close to being able to do these things now. There are classes offered in college specifically tailored to the biology of aging - I mean come on! I'm sure there is a way to, say, modify the brain to create super high intelligence/excellent memory or modify cells to keep them from dying. Maybe modify genes to create a new organism. I would say biomedical engineering but they only design devices and not tweak biology, right? I just really don't want to be in debt forever and I want to pursue something amazing at the same time...