I`m Dutch, as in "from Holland" also known as "the Netherlands", confusing? probably? 38 years old and working as a systems engineer at a small community.
So much for now.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Big yes, it would be pretty arrogant of us humans to think we would be the only ones in space and in the small chance that we are that would make us rather lonely.
I am one of the believers taht we`ve already made contact in some way but that it`s kept a secret due to the unstability it would create world-wide. Which is also an answer to the last question in 1.
We`ve already done that since the invention of radio/tv so why not make it official.
Offering a small help, small step for me, hopefully a big one for humanity some day.
Investigate the best reulsts so far and keep us informed about that.