Profile: Alan Ng

Personal background
Google me or go straight to English abstract: ex-Berkeley physics and IT nerd turned folk musician and cultural historian in Madison, Wisconsin. Deutsch: tja, es muss nicht immer Englisch sein; bei mir kommst Du auch auf Deutsch zurecht.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Increased knowledge of reality is good. Communal projects are good. Efficient use of resources is good. Ergo SETI@home is good. Plus it's way cool.

Scanning the silence of interstellar radio signals appeals to us just as wandering the outbacks of our own planet appealed to our prehistoric ancestors. Much vastness, much solitude, but framed by a confidence to move forward.

Oder wie man es noch schöner sagt: schon das bloße Rauschen der Sterne reizt zum Nachdenken über unsere wenige Nischenexistenz in diesem vergessenen Winkel der Galaxie, und wie wir Menschen seit immer raus ins Nichts zwischen furchtsam und furchtlos hinschreiten.
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