Just a guy who wants to help. Minor schooling and 5 years expertise in computers. I tinker with them for fun and do tech support for family and friends. This seems like a good project to lend spare computer cycles to and as my application is running 10 month old data the project looks a tad behind. or maybe info isn't sent cronologicaly, dunno I'm new here after all =0)
Good speed to your modem,
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1b. Dunno, We may have already but governments won't allow wide spread truth because although the person is smart, people as a whole act stupid and panicy ie. mob mentality (Yes part of tht thought is from MIB but I happen t agree with it)
1c. Benefits= Technology sharing, Space exploration assistance, Discovery of an inherantly evil race of aliens that we can turn our distructive nature towards instead of fighting ourselves.
1c. Dangers= they have seen our movies about aliens and think a shoot first ask questions later policy is best.. or: perhapse the whole area 51 thing is true and we captured the alien equivalent of a few hotrodding teenagers in the family car who's extreemely pissed parents are looking for them.
2b. Whatever we send should include requests to stop the fly-bys of the less educated and pester more credable witnesses like wall street.
3a. I like helping worthy causes. If we can get some alien life to make mass world wide indisputable contact with us it will in essence be like the parents coming home and put most of the human race on their best behavior.
3b. Good use of billions of dollors worth of radio equipment =0)
3c. ADVERTIZE =0D get on public braodcasting and such, do a special and tack this in there.