Interests are in science fiction (i.e. Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek, etc.), martial arts (i.e. Ninjitsu, Aikido, Tai Kwan Do, Kung Fu, Karate, etc.), and other things like music such as country, some rock, and some classical as well as movies in the genre of the previously mentioned (save the music bit).
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
No real idea, but thinking we are the only ones to exist is illogical. How it will be discovered is more likely in the from of plant life or evident technology first then followed by sentiant beings. Possible benefits are in the form of cures for diseases, environment, and other concerns that affect our planet and it's population. The possible dangers are unknown pathegins being brought back to us unwittingly or by design as well as possible military threats.
I actually think it'd be better to search without sending a deliberate signal to that'll notify any possible and potential enemies that may come early to investige an possibly subjegate us before we could possibly have the technology to keep them at bay and or drive them off.
If we don't send a signal, it'll at least give us the time to work at preparing defensive capabilities to a much higher level on the chance that there is other life in the universe and it is hostile.
Why I run SETI@home is for a curiosity. The project is worth the effort to find if there are other sentiant life forms in the universe. Suggestions I have are to work on changing our technology to the point of advancing and not sending signals outward until we are ready to meet any possible conflict from superior military forces.