F*** me gently. I just spent a few moments thinking (1) about how mind-bogglingly far away, and how comparatively tiny these alien planets are, and (2) that we’re sticking a wee machine above our heads that can see if there is anything on these planets BREATHING.
The Na’vi: “I see you.”
Humans: “I see you, too. I see you breathing from 42 light-years away. Go on. Impress me with your really tall tree.”
I picked the right group of highly-developed apes to get born into.