Profile: Emil Teofanov

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Greetings SETI@Home community,

I run SETI@Home because I hope.

There is something very wrong with our "intelligent" civilization.
On one side of the Earth, space shuttles are heading for orbit, and meanwhile, on the other side, homeless people are starving to death!
We are selling drugs to each other, destroying our brains and our society. We have enough nuclear weapons to destroy humankind a dozen times!
We have sent man on the Moon not for science or exploration, but because of the Cold War space race...

I vigorously hope, that in the next few centuries we will contact really intelligent and wise civilization, which had their last case of criminal murder 100000 years ago and their last energy crisis was 100300 years ago. Civilization, which transformed (into useful energy) their mass destruction weapons 100500 years ago and reorganized their military industry into Planetary Anti Asteroid Defense System ... ... ...

And hopefully, we will learn from them.

I hope!

Einstein wrote:
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Sometimes I think that our technologies are very underdeveloped to search for ETI. The limitation of the Speed of Light is so boring! Our galaxy is approximately 100,000 Light Years in diameter, if we run projects like SETI for 50 years, we will cover 0,05% of Milky Way around Solar system, or we will catch ancient radio signals from far away, 1000's of years old.

I hope that the String Theory is plausible, and may be, in the next 150~300 years or so, we will learn to rule and use the Gravitation, like we use electro-magnetic waves today.

Every time I look at the SETI@Home icon, I remember the words of the great scientist of our time Carl Sagan, about what extraterrestrial intelligences might be like and how they might communicate. Sagan's words are both inspiring and humbling:

"We are like the inhabitants of an isolated valley in New Guinea who communicate with societies in neighboring valleys (quite different societies, I might add) by runner and by drum. When asked how a very advanced society will communicate, they might guess by an extremely rapid runner or by an improbably large drum. They might not guess a technology beyond their ken. And yet, all the while, a vast international cable and radio traffic passes over them, around them, and through them ...

... We will listen for the interstellar drums, but we will miss the interstellar cables. We are likely to receive our first messages from the drummers of the neighboring galactic valleys--from civilizations only somewhat in our future. The civilizations vastly more advanced than we, will be, for a long time, remote both in distance and in accessibility. At a future time of vigorous interstellar radio traffic, the very advanced civilizations may be, for us, still insubstantial legends."

I recommend the book "CONTACT" to every intelligent being in this Universe. ;-)
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