I'm a computer engineer and electrical engineering student.
When I started, I wanted to come up with new algorithms, archtectures, and circuit-topologies to dramatically improve the speed of processors and computing as a whole.
Speed is not a big deal these days. Low power is. So I have shifted my focus towards that.
I don't usually find it rewarding these days. I just lost the feeling that I was part of a "revolution" that was bringing in the "information age."
Instead, I feel like my work has just had a very convoluted and diluted effect (of questionable benefit) on society as whole.
I want to learn enough technical stuff (and meet an appropriately trustable business-type) to found a business/non-profit/B-Corp aimed directly at bringing the full promise of the "information age" into reality. Perhaps there will actually need to be several different legal entities. I am not sure. I have many lawyer x-classmates, so I may be able to persuade one to become a business partner.
I still need some more hands-on experience. But, I am not sure how much more corporate B.S. I can take. I will learn as much as I can while I try to stomach working in a Dilbert cartoon.