Profile: Dexter Griffin

Personal background
I have been making, maintaining, programming and using computers and computer networks since 1970. My first computer was a mainframe in college, an IBM 360-50 at William and Mary. My first personal computer was an Apple and later an Imsai S-100 bus computer with a real floppy and 5 MB hard drive. Later, in 1982, I became a computer store service manager for IBM and Compaq computers. Today and for the last 20 years I have been a computer consultant. I love computers and the Internet although like any medium it can and is abused by a variety of nefarious people and organizations. However, SETI and other similar scientific organizations are ideal for coordinating people and resources and disseminating information.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
The odds are good that many other civilizations exist throughout the universe. It seems possible some day we will see the remains of other civilizations. Unless the laws of physics are significantly different than our current science we will probably not meet face to face. Perhaps our limited view of the universe is too limited and physics will allow us to meet with beings from other worlds. Let’s hope we and they are mature enough to relate in a non-destructive way.
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