My feeling so far is yes at this exact moment in time it's probably not worth it. But if you never get excited research something then you'll never have any hope. As you can see I'm probably one of the few in my generation that consider this and have done research on it. I admit driving my 6 cylinder BMW and hearing the roar of the engine makes me happy. I mean who doesn't? This is the Bimmer forum.
Think about it even if you believe that you doing something won't make a difference in the world you would be incorrect. It would either cause people to join with you and help or band together to disprove you. Either way it causes something to happen.
Oh here's something neat for all you tech freaks out there it's something from the college I'm going to.