Hola hola, I'm 20 years old and I currently attending Collin County Community College. I have always been extremely interested with astronomy, astrophysics, radio signal analysis, etc. I originally thought it would be one of coolest occupations being an astronaut, but decided marketing was my gig. Now I'm just trying to help out in the big search for ET-life, every computer helps in the long run.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I do believe that there has to be ET-life, the universe is just so immensley huge, our solar system alone (the milky way for that matter) is not even a needle in a hay stack. It would be selfish to say that we are the only living beings in this universe. I believe that sometime within the next 30 years we will discover a signal from an inteligent being from far out, but more than likely take a few lifetimes before we ever meet a form of ET-Life. I don't think that it would be dangerous to make contact with ET-life, but we would have to be careful about sicknesses (i.e. common cold). Their common cold could be devestating to us and visa versa. I believe the people behind this project have an excellent idea, people around the world like myself just want to help out and the number of computers analyzing these signals grows exponentially each year. The only thing I could suggest, if at all possible, would be to add a sound option to the software. Just for fun I guess, not that it would help find life any faster.