Profile: H. Y. KARAAHMET

Personal background
Hi. I'm a Turkish-American from Houston, Texas. I've been with the SETI@Home project since 2003 and am currently among the Top 100 crunchers in Turkey. I major in political science and am the co-owner/operator of a restaurant/bar. Besides SETI and space-tech in general, I'm also very interested in philosophy and foreign cultures. I enjoy skydiving, mountaineering, soccer, as well as red wine and socializing with good friends.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I believe SETI is the humanity's only hope of ever finding intelligent life outside our solar system. It has to go on as long as it can, as there are far too many cosmic sources of interest and aliens might be broadcasting at any range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Increasing the frequency band all the way up to gamma-range in time might be a good idea. Search and analysis of vast amounts of data take a lot of time, so we must be patient and acknowledge that the project might actually last for not many more years, but literally several centuries... The magnitude of an alien discovery would be well worth the time.
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