Unless you are the next Elon Musk I highly doubt you could do more to advance the fields of Science or do more to develop new technologies on your chosen career path than the President of the United States.
But since we're fantasizing, I'd rather be queen, with complete control. (yes, benevolent dictator)
I think I'd go with Sean Bean as prince-husband (not king...remember, I'm in charge)
Politicians... you know, making laws, giving speeches, administrating the affairs of the state...
But let's look at it logically. And it's not fair to asses myself vs a president coz I'm at the start of my career while the president is like, the ultimate position in politics. It's the end of the career. So lets look between a politician and a software engineer.
A politician needs, to get into a function that matters like US federal congress or president, a lot of money. For president, tens of millions ever 4 years. So you pay millions to get a job.
A software engineer needs about 1500$ every 4 years to get a good computer. Initially, maybe 500$ more to get another monitor or maybe 2more. Oh, and let's not forget, a software engineer doesn't need the masses to allow do his job.
A politician passes laws that people can or can not follow. You can break the law and unless you get caught, you're free. Same for all. And the law is flawed, like the tax code for instance, allowing people to profit off of it and politicians are none-the-wiser.
Software engineers write code that is obeyed every time and can be ammended by one person anytime he wants.
A politician, well, a dedicated one, works at all hours, wakes up in the middle of the night if he must and stays up time and time.
So does a software engineer.
A politician passes bills and makes purchases of security devices for which a software engineer writes the code that makes those things work.
For a politician to hold a speech that is heard accross the world, someone has to write the code allowing for AV bytes to be transferred in a correct and efficient manner from one device to another.
A politician answers to his peers and to the public.
A software engineer answers to his client and if one does something just for himself, he answers to no-one.
The examples can go on and on.
It is just 1 thing that makes people and countries powerful, and that's technology. Nations with people who are skilled in technology, who make advances in this field, will be strong countries and the politicians there will wield more power on the international stage, by the grace of the STEM field workers who build up that country. That's why I say it is the only real power in the world.
Yes, I would be President. But I could guarantee that both Republicans and Democrats would hate me. So much so that I would either be impeached or have my vetoes over ridden every single time just to spite me. Which by the by would probably be my nick name as President...The Veto President. Why? Because I'd veto any bill/law that came to my desk that was over 5 pages long simply because my attention span when reading legalize drops off around that number of pages. I also consider it a great way to prevent the pols from either side slipping something in.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
I would run on a dress code for women and ice cream platform.