Years and years ago, Carl Sagan talked about billions and billions of stars in his fantastic TV show Cosmos. He got me interested in space and space exploration. It made sense to me that there was intelligent life out there. Sometimes I wonder if there is any here on earth, but then, this isn't about politics.
I'm a gay man who lives and works in Chicago. I'm a manager for a medical Board. I spend my free time reading, gardening, and playing on my computer.
I was charter member of the Planetary Society and I think it was through them that I first heard about Seti@home. I keep my fantastic Mac G-5 computer churning out Seti units day and night. I have just downloaded the BOINC software so I won’t miss any time when Seti Classic goes away.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
It seems impossible to me that we humans are here by ourselves. Just the number of galaxies and planets argues against that, I think. Even if one in a million galaxies have life, it seems that sooner or later we all have to run into each other. Maybe I'm being optimistic, but I don't think so. The Voyageur mission all those years ago was a great start (it made a great Star Trek movie, too).
I think Seti@home is a fantastic project and have been involved with it since early 2000, I think. I think it's totally cool to link a bunch of computers together to look for life in the universe.
I hope I live to see what happens when we make contact.