Do you think it’s unusual how many people think that we would find intelligent alien life?
When I was a kid I really hoped someday, in my lifetime, we would finally find aliens. I watched many many space movies and most depict it as if it's almost likely will happen in near future.
Fast forward to 2010s now I know a lot more about space and physics while having less and less hope that it would ever happen, let alone in my lifetime. Sigh.
The universe is too vast and too stretched in time. Maybe it will eventually happen, but if it happens 100,000 years in the future then what use to me. We all would've been long dead. But I wonder how many people actually still believe that we would actually find intelligent alien lifeform.