I am currently 38 and work for a plant in Houston, I have been in Houston Since '89 and originally from Minneapolis. I am a Instrumentation & Electrical General Foreman, My work consists of DCS/PLC systems and up to 12.47kv service. My hobbies are Amateur Radio(Tech Plus), Computer repair and build custom systems for people, Wood working from small items to furniture.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1. Yes, When= is vary hard to say (are we looking were they are sending, knowing that freqs. are vast and variations on freqs. can be changed, How= by radio signals is our best chance for now with the actual limitations we have.
Benefits= could be of a great leap, but they could have no change with the signal we may find might be just as advanced as we are with all various signals that we send into space another race out there in the universe is more then likely doing just what we are. Dangers= the only danger i can see is our own human sense screwing up what we find.
2. What= we already do with radio, TV and data transmitted all over, The information we have been sending consists of all facets of humans starting with the first radio transmissions, right now we send from ELF to SHF second by second.
3. Why= is to answer that question that eats at all of us. Views= more should be done by all and money is our biggest hurdle. Suggestions= we as humans of this world must learn and work out our issues first, right now we are too ruled by $$$$$$$.