Profile: Thomas C. Hann


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Personal background
Single and looking for the right person. Currently looking in the distant galaxies for that someone special. E-Gads, hard to believe I am over 70. I have been through mid life crisis twice. Enjoying my Senior Childhood. I was fortunate to have retired after 31 years Federal Service in the Dept. of Defense. My trade background was in electronics and retired from a Sr. Electronic Equipment Specialist position at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. I like to dance and am building a home entertainment system. My efforts to serve and be productive towards society include teaching Amateur Ballroom Dance and Church. My motto is: You only live once and if you do it RIGHT the first time once is enough. I am pleased to be a small part of the S.E.T.I. effort. I believe it's only a matter of time before we come across a signal that is intelligent by origin. I hope to be the one to find that signal.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I think if we are to meet advanced alien civilizations they will find us. We will probably not find them unless they want us to. I hope they do it well with out being perceived as a threat. Maybe I have watched too many Hollywood movies. There is no doubt in my mind that extraterrestrial life exists. If life can establish itself here on Earth in geothermal vents there is every reason to believe it has happened on other planets with similar conditions. It may very well exist elsewhere in our own solar system. But, intelligent life is another matter. I believe that of the Trillions and Trillions of stars in the universe, some must have spawned intelligent life. The shame of it is that the massive distances involved may prevent us from ever contacting them. If so, we are for all intents and purposes alone in the universe. And as said in the movie Contact, "What a waste of space." To be part of a collective undertaking of more than 5 million people to try to make this event a reality is exciting. I would prefer for us to find them first and observe them, gather intelligence in order to have an enlightened successful "First Contact." If you look at the way we have historically interacted with different races and cultures here on Earth we haven't done a very good job. There needs to be a United Earth First Contact Protocol. Looking at the current events around the world we are not even close to being ready or united to make a First Contact. Would you rather have a Scientist, Politician or a C.I.A. Agent make first contact? Who would you like to be Earth's first Ambassador to advanced alien civilizations? Are we ready??? I run SETI@home because I believe it's a worthwhile project. Nothing may be found in the end, but I won't have lost anything if it doesn't. However if something DOES turn up, won't it be fantastic to have participated and contributed to the most historic and future impacting world event ever?
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