My name is Thomas, IÂ´m 29 years old and live in Hanover, Germany. I donÂ´t know if one may call "Interested in Astrophysics" a hobby, because understanding this kind of physics seems to be something which takes a whole lifetime to me. I currently work as a stage technician for an event company.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I got infected with Physics through a plasma physicist from the Sternwarte MÃ¼nchen, Prof. Harald Lesch. He runs a show on German TV called Space Night. Ever since I first watched that show, I feel like the last big challenge of mankind is to understand and explore the universe. And the first major step is in my opinion to find out if there is someone else out there. And so, as I heard of the SETI@home project, I decided to join.
Finding ET life could be the most important thing mankind has ever accomplished. I mean, imagine the impact it could have on our society, knowing there is someone else out there and proving that humans are not the exception which validates a rule. And in my deepest heart I hope that this knowledge may put an end to the religious and political struggles as we all focus on making direct contact. I know it is a long shot and even if we find ET life, it is most likely the effects on our society will be much smaller than the ones I hope for, it is that hope which keeps my PC working for SETI@home. Keep up the good work fellas, and maybe someday we will reap what we sowed.
As for suggestions... I donÂ´t know how many people have their PCs running for the program. But I do know, you should probably make it more public. I have known that the SETI program exists for quite some time now, but only recently I learned that I can participate by giving ressources from my PC to the SETI@home project.