Profile: fred2193

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"Tell us about yourself. You could tell us where you're from, your age, occupation, hobbies, or anything else about yourself."

I'm from California, USA, I am 18 years old, my occupation is mainly data entry/web design, my hobbies include playing guitar and basic linux.... and that's about it for me.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
"Do you think extraterrestrial life exists? If so, when and how will humans discover it? What are the possible benefits and dangers of such a discovery?"

I do believe that extraterrestrial life exists, and I think this will be just the means of how we discover it, although I don't think it is going to happen anytime soon... Possible benefits could include a cooperative existance in which information and abilities are freely exchanged, amonst an infinite number of other things, but the possible dangers are also endless...

"Should humans transmit a beacon for others to find? If so, what information should we send?"

I think we should, surely... Maybe we should send something along the lines of "Hey, we're from Earth, we think we're badasses but we really aren't, so please don't hurt us." That and our address. Earth.

"Why do you run SETI@home? What are your views about the project? Any suggestions?"

I run it because I find the research VERY interesting, and have a bit of free RAM to spare... I think the project will be highly important, in the future, but that it is not that great of a priority right now... even if we got some kind of specific information, we don't know exactly what to do with it. I suggest you put alien-blasting javabased games on the website. How ironic would that be?!
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