How can you be an engineer and make such an vast assumption? They are two different sets of challenges. NASA isn’t in the business of creating “personal assistants”.
The complexities in rover software engineering is working with a set of finite tools to continue doing new things, which is kinda hard...it’s not like an Alexa where they can just ship a new one next Christmas.
I’m not knocking on the Alexa, it’s a great step in personal assistants (along with Home and Siri), but you really cannot compare a NASA rover to it.
You know you just sound like someone who lost out on a job to a minority and use "diversity hires" as an excuse for not getting the job. I just left there and there was literally 1 black male in my entire 4 story building. 90% of the staff on center was white males over 40.
Getting a job at a top PE fund or a top Hedge Fund is much harder than getting into a top consulting firm. But comp isn't 100x tech comp. 100 is the smallest number that satisfies 'several orders of magnitude'. Source: I work at a top hedge fund as a quant trader.
More than half of them were most likely already there before the MBA. I know, I went to a school that prides itself in sending the highest number of students to those three companies. Getting into the top management consulting first time is still very hard whether in undergrad or at business schools.
Avg tech talent with an MBA make 200k straight out of bschool. Potential to earn 500k-1M after a decade or so (director/GM). After 1M I think I’d call any additional financial gains diminishing. I’d start to concentrate more on culture, type of work, wlb, flexibility etc. Tech is famous for all those things, finance/PE is not. It’s a never ending death march to the elusive 7 figure salary which will eventually end up in a lawyer’s bank account after your wife/husband divorces you due to the crippling corporate lifestyle you’re expected to endure.