Wow, I thought nobody read that stuff, and… it’s a bit old too! xD.
You’re right, there’s no reason to ‘FML’ in this country, and now I’m more aware of that, which I wasn’t when I wrote those lines.
As an additional comment, I was being ambitious; what I really meant was that I was eager to find a position in a company that is actually fully dedicated to those fields, particularly astronomy, or physics. (Not programming or AI, there’s a lot of that in here, no doubt)
Places I would like to work at could be Fermilab, CERN, NASA or ESO, just to mention a few important organizations. Places where they actually build the mechanism and devices and put them to work, places where they see things ‘at first hand’.
As for this country, obviously no national or public funded organization would be as ‘serious’ as the ones I previously mentioned, because apparently physics or astronomy aren’t fields of fully concern to the current government, which is the only entity that says where to put those funds, thus the few scientists here find themselves quite limitated in their researches.
I guess it’s just a matter of not being ‘too ambitious’. But as you said, that is changing little by little. Only time will tell.
Btw, where are you from???