I'm teaching in professional stage production and design school. One side of me is artist but my other side is scientific. I love science and science-fiction, in particular, Star Trek and Babylon 5. I started working for SETI since January 2000 when I received a new computer.
When I was young, I dreamed to be an astronaut. Since than, I continously dreaming about stars. Why I believed in SETI ?
Because, like Ted said, Ellie's father in Contact movie "I don't know, Sparks. But I guess I'd say...if it is just us... it seems like an awful waste of space."
Since 11 years hold, I asked my self about the possibility of life in the Univers. Now I am sure of it because it is impossible to be the only planet in this univers to be capable of supporting life. I don't know if we gone a found an entelligent life form capable of communicate with us in a near futur, but I'm sure we gone a find life in many ways and if we are lucky, maybe SETI gone found something before the next century. I think we need that kind of dream for our evolution because dreams help us to be what we are and we need some to became. Let hope an other civilisation have similars dreams.