|I'm 55 yrs young. I'm a retired (through illness, been waiting for the last Voyage for too long now) I.T. and T. technician. Specialising in Large PBX Networks, was Manager for an 18,000 Lines PBX Network (S.A. Gov).|
I love this SETI thing and hope this theme of searching is expanded to all other forms of communications.
I know we are not alone, how can it possibly be, even if Drakes' Equation is reduced by a huge factor, there lets say 1 Earth per Galaxy, then the number is still too big to fit on this 24 inch monitors line!
Hubbles' Deep Field and Ultra Deep Field proves it. I hope I find that WOW Signal before I go, I'm not worried, as Death is part of life and simply a phase where we become the Memories of all that we have touched, I have had a happy and fantastic Voyage, would not change anything, as they have become the tapestry that is ME! I have taught many, touched many more, and had many an argument and many times switched sides just because I could.
I love each and every day, I just hope they get better as I pass into the Memory phase.
|Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home|
|Are we a tad pretentious that other life-forms have developed the same nasty technologies (inc. RF) as us?. Well I beleive there are as many life-forms as there are planets in the universe multiplied by a factor or 10 to the 100.|
We cannot hope to discover or be dicovered by them with our current searching and communication techniques. The time taken for discovery are too great for even 10 thousand generations to see the results.
Benefits and dangers are irrelevant they can be quantified the same way that we have discovered other great things, like fusion etc.
We should transmit an intelligent simple message, need only be 100 characters long or just enough to be ascertained as not random noise. But it should be sent in all frequencies (swept ??) of the electromagnetic spectrum.
I run SETI@Home because I have always thought to learn all there is to learn about as many things as possible however obscure they may be.
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