Billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner said he's more qualified to send messages to aliens than talking about President-elect Donald Trump.
Unlike the rest of Silicon Valley — and much of the globe — Milner said he isn't thinking much about last week's election and is investing for the much longer term.
At an event Wednesday night in San Francisco co-sponsored by CNBC and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, Milner discussed his plan to discover intelligent life on other planets.
"To believe now we are the only intelligent civilization is becoming harder and harder," Milner, the Russian-born founder of DST Global, said in an interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin. "I'm assuming it might be important not only to me but to all of us to understand whether we're alone."