Profile: Larry Sugden

Personal background
A Communications Technician by trade, and have started my own telecommunications services business. I have always been fascinated with science and technology.

My interest in the space program started when I was very young. My father, a retired Electronics Technician, worked at the Mars Tracking Station outside of Barstow, Calif.
He worked there when Neil Armstrong took his walk on the moon. Other kids grew up watching cartoons, but our family watched rocket launches!

Some of the advanced technology that, today, we take for granted, came from the scientists and engineers that were involved in our national space effort. It is sad that it doesn't have the emphasis that it used to.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I think that extraterrestrial life exists. I think for us not to believe it, is rather egotistical. The ancients believed the sun revolved around them, and we now know they
were mistaken.

I don't know when or how we will "officially" discover E.T. I do believe that there are those who already have, and for whatever reason, are remaining silent about it. (Yes, I am a big X-Files fan!) I'm not sure I buy into
the whole conspiracy concept, but I believe that there is the real possibility that certain advances in technology may have been the result of some alien discovery. Think of the financial consequences of discovering a new technology (and claiming credit for yourself).

The technological and scientific opportunities would be the big benefit of discovering ETI. The dangers would be the obvious: What if they are not friendly? What if we just became the latest addition to their food-chain? What if we are fatally allergic to them or something they have? etc., etc.

I run the SETI@Home program because I am interested in helping out. It costs nothing to run, so why not?.
I would do more if I could.
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