Born in Silicone Valley, about the same time as the personal computer was first made in the same place, with a father who designed them, and an aunt who programs them, you would expect me to be something in the computer business;
But with two brothers working the field, I felt a true need to do something else. And so I became a chemical engineer.
But what do you know? I ended up working with computers anyway! *sigh*
Luckily my wife and two children love me no matter what I do.
Life is good.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Humans have always been looking for alien life. In the Stone Age, any person from outside your family was an alien; something unknown, to be feared, hated, but also envied.
Has that ever changed? No. Up through time humans have always probed outward, expanding the â€œKnown Worldâ€ and have found aliens that terrified and exited them, or they have turned their probes inward, to explore that other universe inside us all, that seems to be just as bottomless as space is endless.
Every time we have found something new, we have been enriched. We have not always used our new riches wisely, but that is another matter.
We still search for aliens. Out among the stars, and in the depths of our souls. I keep SETI running to remind myself to keep looking for the alien inside. Maybe one day I will discover intelligent life.