What geeky occupation did you want as a kid, and why are you doing/not doing it today?

Geek Question of the Day: As kids we often dream of both realistic and fanciful occupations for when we 'grow up'. so with that in mind we'd love to know; What geeky occupation did you want as a kid, and why are you doing/not doing it today? Feel free to broaden the term geeky as much as you like. This one comes to us courtesy of Scott Anderson over in our Slack group!

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