Profile: stepvan777

Personal background
Hi. My name is Doug.. I am 43 years old, Married for 23 years (to the same woman!!. I have 2 sons, one 16 and the other 19. I like Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass, some country, folk, celtic, and other types of well done musical creations. I play the guitar a little for fun..

I am a simple man. I work for Frito Lay as a route driver.. work my butt off every day. I'm also a Trekkie. Never been to a convention or dressed in a costume, but the show is a relaxer for me. (along with a gin and tonic lol)

One of my main hobbies is that I am a member of an online squadron in a real-time WWI flight simulator game called 'Red Baron 3d'. My handle is J23b_FritzRoth. I have been doing it for about 3 years now and can't get enough. The game is old.. sierra dumped it and no one has come up with a better sim for the WWI planes. oh well.... The J23b stands for Jasta 23 Bavarian.. Just a game.. but REALLY REALLY fun...


Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I have always had my eyes on the stars.. I had a telescope when I was a kid, and took astronomy in college.. I have a sense or feeling of a HUGE universe. I don't know if E.T. exists or not. But it's a big universe out there--so why not?

I feel that we will discover extraterrestrial life (if it is out there) within the next 50 or so years, either by the SETI@home program, or if 'they' choose to reveal themselves to 'us'.

Of course the standard benefits would apply, assuming that they are not hostile. Benefits would be technological, ideological, as well as in the artistic development of our culture.

The dangers could be biological- or even unintentionally lethal technology (to us or our planet)

They could also be total annihilation or exploitation..even slavery.. (yeah, I know, too many sci fi dvd's...)
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