Profile: frikazoyd

Personal background
My name's Billy Autrey. I am currently a Sophomore Computer Science Major student at Hendrix college, in Conway Arkansas. I heard about this program from a friend here at Hendrix, and became interested. I now know that my excess processing power is being put to use, even when I leave my computer on all night.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1. It is hard not to believe that life exists on other planets. The universe is too complex and vast for humanity to be the only species capable of subspace communication. I hope that finding extra-terrestrial life will happen soon, although I don't think it will happen in the near future. I also doubt that we will have dangers of invasion, since any signals we find are bound to be distant. Long term benefits may include sharing of information regarding mathematics and science, as well as possibly new chemistry discovers.

2. Yes, if there exists another intelligent species, chances are they could be doing the same thing we are to locate otherworldly communications. A simple series of mathematically significant beeps should be sent, such as prime numbers. Other, more complex information should be sent along with it, in a harder to detect frequency.

3.See my main profile to find out why I run SETI@home. ;)
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