I run a small computer service in Sydney Australia.
I heard about Seti when it first started, but hadn't really thought about participating until recently. Having seen an interview with a gentleman from Seti who mentioned that volunteers were gratefully accepted, I thought to myself, there is at least one machine here that is on and running all the time, but is not in that much use. So I signed up and without realizing it, have given that machine a lot of work. I've since turned another machine to the task, and intend to include a couple more in the near future.
Who knows, one of my PC's may be the one to find first contact.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Let's face it, we'd be pretty conceited to think that we're the only living intelligence in this huge space we exist in.
If there is intelligent life out there, perhaps this is the way will find out.
I think perhaps we should transmit [i]something but to say what should be sent is far beyond me.I run seti@home for two reasons.1. The need for computing time is going to increase rather than diminish, and I'd hate to see the results of this search overlooked.2. Like most other people, I'd love it to be my PC that finds a true signal.