Some day we will once again have a nerd surplus.
I never thought I’d miss the Cold War.
From what I’ve seen, Cal Tech graduates generally head in to economics and finance positions, whereas in the past most would have headed in to engineering, physics and chemistry.
So, it’s not that the geeks aren’t there — it’s just that the hedge funds and Ferraris are the next best thing to defeating the Russkies.
Since her appointment as Darpa chief last June, Regina Dugan has kept a low profile, at least compared to long-serving predecessor Tony Tether. Now, a year after taking the top job at Darpa, Dugan’s finally talking.