Profile: Jonathan A-son

Personal background
Middle-aged guy from Stockholm, Sweden. Interested in astronomy as a child, but slipped into it again after many years of inactivity. Or, rather, it was an other interest that brought me into it again and that was the paranormal community that I belong to, and that lead to UFOs and much later to the movie "Contact" starring Jodie Foster and others. Great movie!

I downloaded the SETI software to my Mac first time 2 or 3 years ago. I had to uninstall the software after a hardware failure. (What!!! on a Mac?) But now I´m in.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence follows an ancient search for meaning, a relation to nature, life and death. Where do I come from, where am I going, what will happen when I die? Is this it?

Extraterrestrial lifeforms, in what form they may appear, is highly possible because we are all made of star dust. Here on Earth we have different kinds of life forms, from the simplest bacteria to birds, whales and stargazing guys. It would be presumptuous to believe that we are the only ones in the whole universe!

Is it possible to get in contact with other civilizations? Have we been visited by aliens before? What language will we use in a contact situation? What will we talk about? I don´t know if SETI has any answers to these questions, but I know that SETI will take me out on a very interesting journey. "Wanna take a ride?"
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