I traded another email with Dr. Noam Chomsky yesterday, and he is impressed with my research on slavery. Only his being swamped keeps him from joining me in the research, he tells me.
No "Intellectual of the Age" ever told me such a thing about my work in robotics.
It seems I'm destined to be a sociologist no matter what other path I might choose first. The Marxist demons robed in flesh we call, "IRS employees," should be met with the intellectual world's best effort, and I am connected within it, for sure. But how to pay for it and not live under a bridge in the process?