Profile: Oldscratch

Personal background
Just another ordinary guy. I'm fast approaching my 40's (eeep)
I have been in the injection molding game since 1987.
I am very fascinated with seti and all that is tryin to accomplish.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
This is not in any an creative quote but,
"Considering the size of the universe,
It would seem like an awful waste of space if we were alone."
(not an exact quote but it drives the same point"

Not sure when it will happen. I have some hopes that in my life time we will
get at least "some" undeniable evidence of off world intelligence.

I think they may think we are very different.
As a people, some of us tend to distrust what is different and unknown.
We have a history filled with what happens when those differences are not
immediatley addressed through understanding. (sorry for preaching)

We will either find common ground with the this intelligence or be shocked and horrified by the customs of each other.
I personally feel that "if" the life is intelligent ie, able to communicate with us, then every thing changes, for some. while others, will see nothing at all to benefit from communication. (sorry for preaching, again)

Every time I think about this, I always feel that We will some how screw it up
because of our history dealing with new cultures. (Let's move on)

The Beacon is a good idea. I think we should send information about the planet
and its people.

I got inspired to run seti@home after I saw the movie "Contact"
I had previously seen a news item about seti@home on television.

I am just excited to be helping. I am on my third computer since I started using seti. I had 2 computers going through the data. Now I just have one.

Keep up the good work.
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