I'm 30, from Singapore and I'm nuts about computers and computer games. So you guessed it, I'm in the IT line. Besides that, I love watching movies, watching people, bowling and soccer. I'm a Blackburn (English) fan!
I've always hoped that there is life outside Earth. Although there seems to be none, there is still that light of hope in me that someday, something will be found to prove that we are not the only ones around in the Universe.
How will they be discovered? I believe that if they are out there, it is them who chose not to contact us. Humans will not discover them, but rather they will contact us instead, be it for peace or hostility.
The "discovery" will change every single belief in life and the human race. We will know that we are not the only superior beings in the Universe. We can be destroyed, if they are hostile, but we will be united when that happens.
If they are friendly, the advancement of new technology, medicine, biology and science will be tremendous. Space travel will be made possible.
Yes, humans should transmit a beacon so that we can be discovered. Information sent should include our location, our peace policy, and the geographical and nature of our planet.
I am supporting SETI@home as I am keen to know if there are aliens out there. Although the chances of discovery are remote, it's a hope. Hope keeps one moving onward and alive.
I think SETI@home should provide information on percentage completed as a whole. Like how much more data units are waiting to be processed. We would then know whether are we catching up or are we slacking behind more and more.