Born and bred in Australia. Semi retired communications tech, spent some time in PC support, but now its time to get back in touch with my culture.
The kids are all growing up and moving on, its time to fill all those gaps we leave in our lives along the way. Thus the participation in this little project. Part of my changing the world effort :)
Must be all that mid life stuff.
Hey! Lets get rid of all these green house gases!
Anyway, have fun out there.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Extraterrestrial life? Yeah, I do. I dont see how people can be so arrogant to believe for some perverse reason that we are somehow blessed, against all odds, to be the only life in existence when there are so many nurturing beacons out there.
Will we discover it?? Perhaps not. We are fairly dedicated to self destruction, whether it be by war, greed or pollution. (Perhaps we dont deserve to).
And the benefits. I guess that goes back to the "Will we", maybe it can save us, or maybe just speed up the negative processes.
I would have thought with all the transmitting we do, that we are already a beacon?? The information side of things, that gets harder, maybe our obvious messages arent so obvious. Even our modes of communications could be totally off the mark. What seems high tech now might be caveman stuff tomorrow?
Why do I. Because the opportunity to help with a project like this seemed too good to miss. I mean everyone working to a common goal, even if nothing is forthcoming the mere fact that so many different people, different cultures, put in an effort for a common cause, thats reward enough in this.