Profile: EclekTech


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Born:

2441641.5 JD, @ 1520 UTC in 36°5'N x 79°57'W



Areas of residence:

Goldsboro, NC '72-'72

Dundalk, MD '72-'82

Hummelstown, PA '82-'93

Harrisburg, PA '93-'94

Elizabethtown, PA '94-'95

Camp Hill / Mechanicsburg, PA '95-'97

New Cumberland, PA '97-'99

East Brunswick, NJ '99-'01

Seaside Park, NJ '01-'02

Blue Bell, PA '02

Waynesboro, VA '02-'10

Stuarts Draft, VA '10-Present

(As you can tell I've gotten around a bit).



I first started with SETI@Home in 1998.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Do you think extraterrestrial life exists?

Yes



If so, when and how will humans discover it?

Most likely through SETI or by accident.



What are the possible benefits and dangers of such a discovery?

Benefits...perhaps to unify our world in a common goal.

Dangers...our own short-sightedness and ethnocentric way of thinking may prevent what we actually hope to accomplish...contact and establish communication with other worlds.



Should humans transmit a beacon for others to find?

Yes



If so, what information should we send?

Perhaps information similar to what was on the Voyager probe. A basic representation of the languages of Earth, basic and advanced mathmatic formulas, our location/position in the galaxy.



Why do you run SETI@home?

In the hopes to find candidate signals for possible sources of intelligence beyond our world.



What are your views about the project?

While I think that it is important for resources to be allocated to the research of social issues and medical advancement, I also believe that it is vitally important to expand our knowledge of the "neighborhood."
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