Where I'm from is the kicker question, I've lived in different states most of my life. Most time was spent in Washington State, followed by Wisconsin. I prefer Washington...for Many Many reasons. Next move is to New York State. I'm a 48 year old factory worker, but I want to be a 48 year old Wep Page Designer. My hobby would be computers, I started off in the early 1980's with a Commodore 64. I thought it was the cats ass, that was then. Presently I run a PIII ( 1 Gig with 512MB RAM and twin 60 GIG drives ) And cable access rocks.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Heck yes I believe in extraterrestrial life. If I didn't, I wouldn't be running Seti@home. I'm very sure they have already found us, but we are being kept in the dark. The benefits will be massive, once we get our heads out from under a pillow and open our eyes. I don't see any danger in this...No one will be ringing the dinner bell or anything. Once we realize we are not #1 and get our egos back in order, the world will be a better place. As for a beacon, I'd go for that, but am very sure we already have been found, And what information? I think ET could give us information on ourselves that we don't even know. I honestly think once we acknowledge we are not the only things capable of thought, that we will be gifted with technological advances, as well as medical advances. I run Seti@home because it's a fantastic concept, I agree with others that the computer could be used this way for other projects ( Once a good one is thought up ) But till then...this is almost intense as Cable internet. Only suggestion I have.... fix the glitch in software for connecting once data units are complete.