SETI has little chance of detecting an extraterrestrial civilization. I am tempted to say no chance. I wonder what motivates those running the project. Perhaps they are deluded and expect results. Perhaps they are purely motivated to have jobs paying salaries and providing expense accounts. Perhaps they enjoy playing with the equipment at their disposal. Perhaps they believe that there will be spinoff technology, helpful to non-SETI projects. What are the thoughts of others here?