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A deliberately blunt answer from someone who started in academia, pivoted, then worked in industry, and has now pivoted fields again and works in a mixture of academia and industry. Suck it up and get your Ph.D. It sounds like you're doing just fine, progressing along. It's not exciting you, but what my trail (listed above) has taught me is that one spends ...


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You seem to be pretty close to the end. The topic of your dissertation doesn't require that you never study other things. You future is for you to decide. Many people change fields quite drastically after finishing a doctorate. I switched from math to CS because of the job market. I knew nothing of CS, nor even programming until I'd finished the doctorate. ...


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