Profile: Bill Bryan

Personal background
I retired and returned to Peoria, Illinois from Cleveland, Ohio. I 'first' retired from NBC News where I spent 29 years as a news photographer and engineer. My 'second' retirement was from a labor union, NABET-CWA where I was the elected Secretary-Treasurer. My primary interest is computers, but only as a user. I never did understand how they work. I am a still and video photographer and love to travel.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I feel the SETI program was long overdue. I first heard of SETI before the program was offered on-line, from a newspaper article, and signed up immediately. I think I got onboard soon after the program became available.

I feel SETI is worthwhile because anything that has even a slight chance to discover our origin and/or other life in the universe is a worthwhile project. I am happy to be a participant.

Yes, "THEY" are out there and yes I feel we will discover "THEM", unless they decide to discover us first. When, however, is another question. I feel that someone or something has long been watching us. When we finally live up to their expectations, they will allow us to 'find' them.

The benefits of such discovery could be staggering and the dangers could be just as staggering. But, I feel the benefits dictate our continuing the search.
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