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It's like something from a Steve Martin comedy. The boorish fool spent years poorly cosplaying a genius visionary in front of actual scientists, cosplaying a businessman in front of businessmen.

And in all of these years, nobody ever told him that his jizz wasn't getting any younger. I guess whatever league of beautiful, college-educated, high IQ, adult women he wanted weren't as easily bought and sold as his menagerie of underage pussy.
I think this might have been what brought him down. I imagine having this scummy fuck proposition the beautiful daughters of rich men with his bizarre sex cult ideas was just so endearing

Keep in mind that he wanted to produce children with these women, not just make weird videos.
 

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You thought it was done getting weirder? You were wrong.

Just goes to show that American scientific academia is just as money-driven as the rest of the economy. When they shit on dumbasses like Trump who don't believe the climate change hypothesis, many of them like to pretend that they are ivory-tower philosopher kings who are selflessly advancing human knowledge for impartial and rational ends, yet at the end of the day, they are still shamelessly begging for grants and financial sponsorship from scum like Epstein. Even though they knew he was a pseudo-science babbling intellectual lightweight, they all just nodded and smiled while he held court over his soirees and luncheons because he was dangling the bait of that sweet sweet research money in front of them.
 

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From the looks of it is a takedown of Netanyahu's opponents. Everyone is connected to Ehud Barak who is the only person who can defeat him, something people don't know is the footage of the 2006 war with Hezbollah was faked so Netanyahu could defeat Barak. BiBi must have some good connections in his battle against Barak.

Also there are suspicions that a member of the British Royal house has also been involved and the one who wanted to indict Trump has stopped because she got threatened to be killed.
 

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At one session at Harvard, Mr. Epstein criticized efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care to the poor because doing so increased the risk of overpopulation, said Mr. Pinker, who was there. Mr. Pinker said he had rebutted the argument, citing research showing that high rates of infant mortality simply caused people to have more children. Mr. Epstein seemed annoyed, and a Harvard colleague later told Mr. Pinker that he had been “voted off the island” and was no longer welcome at Mr. Epstein’s gatherings.
So if he didn't like that your science conflicted with his substituted reality, he'd kick you out of the D&D group like a communist general that shoots the lead scientist in the head when he tells them their retarded doomsday weapon ideas are impossible.

Epstein in a nutshell, barring the child touching.
 

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That dude looks nothing like bill clinton. What does Obama have to do with any of this? Do presidents get to carry around DNA samples of all former presidents or something? Was this made when Obama was president?
Pretty sure it was one of Roger Stone's political stunts. His arrest was probably the result of that hag Hillary screaming at Comey or his underlings over this.
 

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Voat.co (I know, I know) is under attack for a post that was made, archived here: http://archive.li/ArZdi







The Clintons want this suppressed. Let's spread it!



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EPSTEIN, Nicole Junkermann, the Red Cross and the VATICAN connections (pizzagate)



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This post is a continuation of : The Epstein Associate Nobody's Talking About: The IDF-Linked Bond Girl Infiltrating the UK NHS….Nicole Junkermann



Nicole Junkermann with husband Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti at the Vatican: https://www.leggo.it/gossip/news/ferdinando_brachetti_peretti_nicole_jungermann_battesimo_piccola_vita-4369976.html



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinando_Brachetti_Peretti



Ferdinando Maria Brachetti Peretti (born in Rome on January 13 1960), from the wealthy Brachetti Peretti family, is Chairman and CEO of an Italian energy company, API Group.



Brachetti Peretti's father, Count Aldo Maria Brachetti Peretti, was for thirty years, until September 2007, head of the family Group “API” (Anonima Petroli Italiana), founded by his maternal grandfather Cav. Del Lavoro Ferdinando Peretti.[citation needed] His mother, Mila, worked for more than 30 years in the Red Cross and is the only woman in Italy to carry the military grade of General.



Mila Peretti https://imgur.com/a/uhI8k1Z



Through social media one can see the deep ties to the Vatican… I'm archiving those connections.. Anyhoo..



Red Cross and Vatican helped thousands of Nazis to escape - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/25/nazis-escaped-on-red-cross-documents



Her son Ugo and brother-in-law of Junkermann: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugo_Brachetti_Peretti



Ugo Maria Brachetti Peretti (born July 8, 1965, Rome) is an Italian oil executive. ..His father, Count Aldo Maria Brachetti Peretti, Cavaliere Del Lavoro was the head of the family group, Anonima Petroli Italiana (API) for thirty years, until his retirement in September 2007. The company was founded by his maternal grandfather Cavaliere Del Lavoro Ferdinando Peretti. His mother, Mila Peretti,[1] is the National Inspectress of the Italian Red Cross, which she has served for over 30 years. She is the only woman in Italy to carry the military grade of General. In 2005 Peretti married the Countess Isabella Borromeo Arese Taverna.



He was educated at the American Community School in London where he graduated in 1983 with an international Baccalaureate degree and then qualified for a degree in Business Administration at the American University of Rome in 1987. He subsequently obtained his specialization at Boston University. He completed his military service as an officer of the Carabinieri.



After 1990 he started working as a manager in the family business of which he and his brothers are 100% shareholders. During his time with API he has held many positions, at first operating the "downstream cycle" (a combination of activities such as deliveries, transportation, refining, sale and marketing of oil). In 2007, after a series of promotions, he became Chairman of the company.[2] In this capacity, he focused the Group's activities back to the oil sector, with the strengthening of the distribution network and the improvement of the Falconara refinery.[3] He holds several other chairs, vice-chairs and advisory positions within API as well as being a member of the boards at UniCredit, the Executive Council of the "Rome Industrial Union" and Unione Petrolifera.



Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corps_of_Gendarmerie_of_Vatican_City
 

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Is it possible that Epstein's a sociopath? He oozes superficial charisma, he doesn't tolerate those who don't placate his opinions, he swoops in and just assumes power over people's lives & he had no problem with child trafficking and possibly committed blackmail.
 
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One of the still open questions regarding Jeffrey Epstein is the question of his political or ideological orientation. We know he donated to politicians throughout the 90’s up through 2003, at which point his political donations abruptly stopped. Most of those went to Democrats but Republicans were also recipients. But we still don’t really have a sense of his personal politics.

The New York Times recently had a story on one of the major areas of Epstein’s philanthropic activities that definitely gives us a hint as to the guy’s politics: he sounds like a nutjob.

Epstein wanted to arrange for mass impregnations of women with his sperm at his New Mexico ranch to seed the human race with his DNA. He was apparently inspired by a sperm bank of Nobel Prize winning sperm donors. His interest in genetics went beyond sponsoring research and apparently included some sort of work one of his businesses did. Epstein’s Virgin Island-incorporated business, Southern Trust Company, disclosed in a local filing that it was engaged in DNA analysis. Alan Dershowitz recounts a lunch hosted by Epstein at Cambridge, MA, where Epstein was steering the conversation towards improving the human race genetically. These lunches with scientists hosted by Epstein were apparently a regular thing. Epstein also hosted science conferences. At one conference in 2006 in the Virgin Islands that was ostensibly about gravity, Epstein apparently kept wanting to talk about perfecting the human genome.

At the same time, he apparently opposed efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care to the poor because doing so increased the risk of overpopulation.

Epstein’s desire to seed the human race with his DNA was just one part of a much larger fascinating with transhumanism. A fascination that manifested with a large amount of philanthropic activity involving the sciences and extensive networking with a number of prominent scientists. He would host dinner parties at his Manhattan mansion and hosted buffet lunches at Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, which he had helped start with a $6.5 million donation.

This philanthropic activity continued after his 2008 sweetheart plea deal over underage sex trafficking. For example, in 2011, one of Epstein’s charities gave $20,000 to the Worldwide Transhumanist Association, now called Humanity Plus. Epstein’s foundation also donated $100,000 to pay the salary of the vice chairman of Humanity Plus, Ben Goertzel. Goertzel is a key figure in the ‘Singularity’ movement, including being the former director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, formerly known as the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The institute is dedicated to accelerating the development of artificial intelligence.

Epstein was also very interested in cryonics. He once told a fellow transhumanist he wanted to have his head and penis frozen. He was also interested in even more ‘out there’ areas of research like trying to find the particle that might trigger the feeling someone is watching you, which sounds like a form of psychic research.

Epstein’s main contact with the scientific community appears to be John Brockman. Brockman is a literary agent who, for two decades, led a series of salons that matched scientist-authors with potential benefactors. As an example of the types of people involved with Brockman’s match-making, in 2004, Brockman hosted a dinner were Epstein was introduced to various scientists. Also at the dinner were Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page.

Interestingly, there’s no mention of Peter Thiel moving in Epstein’s orbit which is surprising given Thiel’s intense interest in transhumanism. But we are told that “at least one prominent member of the business community” was also interested in a mass insemination plan to seed the future of humanity with their DNA. So there’s at least one yet-to-be identified prominent businessman who was very interested in this mass insemination plan. You have to wonder if Thiel is one of those unidentified businessmen.

So that’s what we learned in the following New York Times piece. Intriguingly, as we’re going to see in the second article below, there was one area of Epstein’s scientific philanthropy that is particularly interesting in the contemporary context of the AI-driven networks of automated social media bots that pretend to be real play and play an increasingly important role in modern day propaganda techniques. One of the projects the Epstein Foundation donated to that involved Humanity Plus vice chairman Ben Goertzel was the development of OpenCog, a software development kit that allows for the building of ‘smart’ AI characters. OpenCog is based a model of how the mind works and while it’s a for-profit group, the state goal of OpenCog was to create a platform for testing their hypothesis about how the mind works.

OpenCog describes applications for their tools that include powering video games, toys, and even robots. And as we’re going to see in the third article excerpt below, it was OpenCog that powered the eerily life-like robot, Sophia, that was unveiled in Hanson Robotics. Here’s an interview of Sophia on CNBC. So OpenCog has already demonstrated the ability power automated human-like interactions. And it’s open source which means anyone can use its tools. And that raises an interesting question: is OpenCog powering modern day propaganda social media bot networks that are so successful at promoting garbage memes and ideologies? If so, that would be quite a twist for the Epstein story.

Ok, here’s the New York Times piece describing Epstein’s history of scientific philanthropy that appeared to be driven by a eugenics philosophy and a scheme to mass impregnate women to seed the future of humanity. A plan he shared with at least one still unknown prominent businessman:

The New York Times
Jeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNA
By James B. Stewart, Matthew Goldstein and Jessica Silver-Greenberg
July 31, 2019
Jeffrey E. Epstein, the wealthy financier who is accused of sex trafficking, had an unusual dream: He hoped to seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women at his vast New Mexico ranch.
Mr. Epstein over the years confided to scientists and others about his scheme, according to four people familiar with his thinking, although there is no evidence that it ever came to fruition.
Mr. Epstein’s vision reflected his longstanding fascination with what has become known as transhumanism: the science of improving the human population through technologies like genetic engineering and artificial intelligence. Critics have likened transhumanism to a modern-day version of eugenics, the discredited field of improving the human race through controlled breeding.
Mr. Epstein, who was charged in July with the sexual trafficking of girls as young as 14, was a serial illusionist: He lied about the identities of his clients, his wealth, his financial prowess, his personal achievements. But he managed to use connections and charisma to cultivate valuable relationships with business and political leaders.
Interviews with more than a dozen of his acquaintances, as well as public documents, show that he used the same tactics to insinuate himself into an elite scientific community, thus allowing him to pursue his interests in eugenics and other fringe fields like cryonics.

Mr. Epstein attracted a glittering array of prominent scientists. They included the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann, who discovered the quark; the theoretical physicist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking; the paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould; Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and best-selling author; George M. Church, a molecular engineer who has worked to identify genes that could be altered to create superior humans; and the M.I.T. theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek, a Nobel laureate.
The lure for some of the scientists was Mr. Epstein’s money. He dangled financing for their pet projects. Some of the scientists said that the prospect of financing blinded them to the seriousness of his sexual transgressions, and even led them to give credence to some of Mr. Epstein’s half-baked scientific musings.
Scientists gathered at dinner parties at Mr. Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, where Dom Pérignon and expensive wines flowed freely, even though Mr. Epstein did not drink. He hosted buffet lunches at Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, which he had helped start with a $6.5 million donation.
Others flew to conferences sponsored by Mr. Epstein in the United States Virgin Islands and were feted on his private island there. Once, the scientists — including Mr. Hawking — crowded on board a submarine that Mr. Epstein had chartered.

The Harvard cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker said he was invited by colleagues — including Martin Nowak, a Harvard professor of mathematics and biology, and the theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss — to “salons and coffee klatsches” at which Mr. Epstein would hold court.
While some of Mr. Pinker’s peers hailed Mr. Epstein as brilliant, Mr. Pinker described him as an “intellectual impostor.”
“He would abruptly change the subject, A.D.D.-style, dismiss an observation with an adolescent wisecrack,” Mr. Pinker said.
Another scientist cultivated by Mr. Epstein, Jaron Lanier, a prolific author who is a founder of virtual reality, said that Mr. Epstein’s ideas did not amount to science, in that they did not lend themselves to rigorous proof. Mr. Lanier said Mr. Epstein had once hypothesized that atoms behaved like investors in a marketplace.
Mr. Lanier said he had declined any funding from Mr. Epstein and that he had met with him only once after Mr. Epstein in 2008 pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution from a minor.
Mr. Epstein was willing to finance research that others viewed as bizarre. He told one scientist that he was bankrolling efforts to identify a mysterious particle that might trigger the feeling that someone is watching you.
At one session at Harvard, Mr. Epstein criticized efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care to the poor because doing so increased the risk of overpopulation, said Mr. Pinker, who was there.
Mr. Pinker said he had rebutted the argument, citing research showing that high rates of infant mortality simply caused people to have more children. Mr. Epstein seemed annoyed, and a Harvard colleague later told Mr. Pinker that he had been “voted off the island” and was no longer welcome at Mr. Epstein’s gatherings.
Then there was Mr. Epstein’s interest in eugenics.
On multiple occasions starting in the early 2000s, Mr. Epstein told scientists and businessmen about his ambitions to use his New Mexico ranch as a base where women would be inseminated with his sperm and would give birth to his babies,
according to two award-winning scientists and an adviser to large companies and wealthy individuals, all of whom Mr. Epstein told about it.
It was not a secret. The adviser, for example, said he was told about the plans not only by Mr. Epstein, at a gathering at his Manhattan townhouse, but also by at least one prominent member of the business community. One of the scientists said Mr. Epstein divulged his idea in 2001 at a dinner at the same townhouse; the other recalled Mr. Epstein discussing it with him at a 2006 conference that he hosted in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

The idea struck all three as far-fetched and disturbing. There is no indication that it would have been against the law.
Once, at a dinner at Mr. Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mr. Lanier said he talked to a scientist who told him that Mr. Epstein’s goal was to have 20 women at a time impregnated at his 33,000-square-foot Zorro Ranch in a tiny town outside Santa Fe. Mr. Lanier said the scientist identified herself as working at NASA, but he did not remember her name.
According to Mr. Lanier, the NASA scientist said Mr. Epstein had based his idea for a baby ranch on accounts of the Repository for Germinal Choice, which was to be stocked with the sperm of Nobel laureates who wanted to strengthen the human gene pool. (Only one Nobel Prize winner has acknowledged contributing sperm to it. The repository discontinued operations in 1999.)
Mr. Lanier, the virtual-reality creator and author, said he had the impression that Mr. Epstein was using the dinner parties — where some guests were attractive women with impressive academic credentials — to screen candidates to bear Mr. Epstein’s children.
Mr. Epstein did not hide his interest in tinkering with genes — and in perpetuating his own DNA.
One adherent of transhumanism said that he and Mr. Epstein discussed the financier’s interest in cryonics, an unproven science in which people’s bodies are frozen to be brought back to life in the future. Mr. Epstein told this person that he wanted his head and penis to be frozen.
Southern Trust Company, Mr. Epstein’s Virgin Island-incorporated business, disclosed in a local filing that it was engaged in DNA analysis.
Calls to Southern Trust, which sponsored a science and math fair for school children in the Virgin Islands in 2014, were not returned.
In 2011, a charity established by Mr. Epstein gave $20,000 to the Worldwide Transhumanist Association, which now operates under the name Humanity Plus. The group’s website says that its goal is “to deeply influence a new generation of thinkers who dare to envision humanity’s next steps.”
Mr. Epstein’s foundation, which is now defunct, also gave $100,000 to pay the salary of Ben Goertzel, vice chairman of Humanity Plus, according to Mr. Goertzel’s résumé.
“I have no desire to talk about Epstein right now,” Mr. Goertzel said in an email to The New York Times. “The stuff I’m reading about him in the papers is pretty disturbing and goes way beyond what I thought his misdoings and kinks were. Yecch.”
Alan M. Dershowitz, a professor emeritus of law at Harvard, recalled that at a lunch Mr. Epstein hosted in Cambridge, Mass., he steered the conversation toward the question of how humans could be improved genetically. Mr. Dershowitz said he was appalled, given the Nazis’ use of eugenics to justify their genocidal effort to purify the Aryan race.
Yet the lunches persisted.
“Everyone speculated about whether these scientists were more interested in his views or more interested in his money,” said Mr. Dershowitz, who was one of Mr. Epstein’s defense lawyers in the 2008 case.
Luminaries at Mr. Epstein’s St. Thomas conference in 2006 included Mr. Hawking and the Caltech theoretical physicist Kip S. Thorne. One participant at that conference, which was ostensibly on the subject of gravity, recalled that Mr. Epstein wanted to talk about perfecting the human genome. Mr. Epstein said he was fascinated with how certain traits were passed on, and how that could result in superior humans.
Mr. Epstein appears to have gained entree into the scientific community through John Brockman
, a literary agent whose best-selling science writers include Richard Dawkins, Daniel Goleman and Jared Diamond. Mr. Brockman did not respond to requests for comment.
For two decades, Mr. Brockman presided over a series of salons that matched his scientist-authors with potential benefactors.
(The so-called “billionaires’ dinners” apparently became a model for the gatherings at Mr. Epstein’s East 71st Street townhouse, which included some of the same guests.)
In 2004, Mr. Brockman hosted a dinner at the Indian Summer restaurant in Monterey, Calif., where Mr. Epstein was introduced to scientists, including Seth Lloyd, the M.I.T. physicist. Mr. Lloyd said that he found Mr. Epstein to be “charming” and to have “interesting ideas,” although they “turned out to be quite vague.”
Also at the Indian Summer dinner, according to an account on the website of Mr. Brockman’s Edge Foundation, were the Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Jeff Bezos, who was accompanied by his mother.
“All the good-looking women were sitting with the physicists’ table,” Daniel Dubno, who was a CBS producer at the time and attended the dinner, was quoted as saying. Mr. Dubno told The Times that he did not recall the dinner or having said those words.
Mr. Brockman was Mr. Gell-Mann’s agent, and Mr. Gell-Mann, in the acknowledgments section of his 1995 book “The Quark and the Jaguar,” thanked Mr. Epstein for his financial support.
However impressive his roster of scientific contacts, Mr. Epstein could not resist embellishing it. He claimed on one of his websites to have had “the privilege of sponsoring many prominent scientists,” including Mr. Pinker, Mr. Thorne and the M.I.T. mathematician and geneticist Eric S. Lander.
Mr. Pinker said he had never taken any financial or other support from Mr. Epstein. “Needless to say, I find Epstein’s behavior reprehensible,” he said.
Mr. Thorne, who recently won a Nobel Prize, said he attended Mr. Epstein’s 2006 conference, believing it to be co-sponsored by a reputable research center. Other than that, “I have had no contact with, relationship with, affiliation with or funding from Epstein,” he said. “I unequivocally condemn his abhorrent actions involving minors.”
Lee McGuire, a spokesman for Mr. Lander, said he has had no relationship with Mr. Epstein. “Mr. Epstein appears to have made up lots of things,” Mr. McGuire said, “and this seems to be among them.”
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“Jeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNA” by James B. Stewart, Matthew Goldstein and Jessica Silver-Greenberg; The New York Times; 07/31/2019
“Interviews with more than a dozen of his acquaintances, as well as public documents, show that he used the same tactics to insinuate himself into an elite scientific community, thus allowing him to pursue his interests in eugenics and other fringe fields like cryonics.”

Insinuating himself into the scientific community so he could pursue an interest in eugenics. And he apparently wasn’t alone in his quest to mass impregnate women. At least one other prominent businessman shared this mass impregnation goal. Perhaps most disturbing is that there’s no indication such a scheme would be against the law, so who knows how many ‘rich lunatic mass impregnation’ schemes like this have actually taken place:


Then there was Mr. Epstein’s interest in eugenics.
On multiple occasions starting in the early 2000s, Mr. Epstein told scientists and businessmen about his ambitions to use his New Mexico ranch as a base where women would be inseminated with his sperm and would give birth to his babies,
according to two award-winning scientists and an adviser to large companies and wealthy individuals, all of whom Mr. Epstein told about it.
It was not a secret. The adviser, for example, said he was told about the plans not only by Mr. Epstein, at a gathering at his Manhattan townhouse, but also by at least one prominent member of the business community. One of the scientists said Mr. Epstein divulged his idea in 2001 at a dinner at the same townhouse; the other recalled Mr. Epstein discussing it with him at a 2006 conference that he hosted in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
The idea struck all three as far-fetched and disturbing. There is no indication that it would have been against the law.
Once, at a dinner at Mr. Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mr. Lanier said he talked to a scientist who told him that Mr. Epstein’s goal was to have 20 women at a time impregnated at his 33,000-square-foot Zorro Ranch in a tiny town outside Santa Fe. Mr. Lanier said the scientist identified herself as working at NASA, but he did not remember her name.
According to Mr. Lanier, the NASA scientist said Mr. Epstein had based his idea for a baby ranch on accounts of the Repository for Germinal Choice, which was to be stocked with the sperm of Nobel laureates who wanted to strengthen the human gene pool. (Only one Nobel Prize winner has acknowledged contributing sperm to it. The repository discontinued operations in 1999.)

Alan M. Dershowitz, a professor emeritus of law at Harvard, recalled that at a lunch Mr. Epstein hosted in Cambridge, Mass., he steered the conversation toward the question of how humans could be improved genetically. Mr. Dershowitz said he was appalled, given the Nazis’ use of eugenics to justify their genocidal effort to purify the Aryan race.

Luminaries at Mr. Epstein’s St. Thomas conference in 2006 included Mr. Hawking and the Caltech theoretical physicist Kip S. Thorne. One participant at that conference, which was ostensibly on the subject of gravity, recalled that Mr. Epstein wanted to talk about perfecting the human genome. Mr. Epstein said he was fascinated with how certain traits were passed on, and how that could result in superior humans.
Notice Steven Pinker’s anecdote: After Pinker challenged Epstein on his criticism of efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care to the poor, Epstein was “voted off the island” and not invited back to these gatherings. That’s how seriously Epstein took his visions of ‘seeding’ humanity with his own DNA…he seriously wanted to see policies designed to kill off the global poor too:


At one session at Harvard, Mr. Epstein criticized efforts to reduce starvation and provide health care to the poor because doing so increased the risk of overpopulation, said Mr. Pinker, who was there. Mr. Pinker said he had rebutted the argument, citing research showing that high rates of infant mortality simply caused people to have more children. Mr. Epstein seemed annoyed, and a Harvard colleague later told Mr. Pinker that he had been “voted off the island” and was no longer welcome at Mr. Epstein’s gatherings.
And this scientific philanthropy kept going years after the 2008 sweetheart plea deal with US federal prosecutors over the underage sex trafficking. For example, there’s the large donations to “Humanity Plus”, which included a $100,000 donation to pay the salary of Humanity Plus’s vice chairman Ben Goertzel:


In 2011, a charity established by Mr. Epstein gave $20,000 to the Worldwide Transhumanist Association, which now operates under the name Humanity Plus. The group’s website says that its goal is “to deeply influence a new generation of thinkers who dare to envision humanity’s next steps.”
Mr. Epstein’s foundation, which is now defunct, also gave $100,000 to pay the salary of Ben Goertzel, vice chairman of Humanity Plus, according to Mr. Goertzel’s résumé.
“I have no desire to talk about Epstein right now,” Mr. Goertzel said in an email to The New York Times. “The stuff I’m reading about him in the papers is pretty disturbing and goes way beyond what I thought his misdoings and kinks were. Yecch.”
Next, here’s a 2013 Forbes piece discussing the Epstein Foundation’s donation to fund a project co-founded by Goertzel: the OpenCog initiative. Interesting, this Forbes piece was taken down by Forbes due to it not meeting its editorial standards. It’s not clear why based on the contents of the article, but it’s fortunately still available on the Wayback Machine. And as the piece notes, while OpenCog hopes to make a profit, the software development tool kits its creating are open source and intended to be used by the AI community for free. Instead of profit, they are primarily interested in using a virtual platform to test their hypothesis about the mind. So Epstein’s scientific interests in recent years involves trying to model how people think and use those models to build virtual entities that can behave in a life-like manner:

Forbes
Science Funder Jeffrey Epstein Launches Radical Emotional Software For The Gaming Industry
Drew Hendricks
10/02/2013 @ 6:20PM
Virtual gaming is about to warp through a black hole, thanks to a band of scientists in Hong Kong and a hedge funder with a zealous science background, called Jeffrey Epstein. Indeed, game programming is moving away from algorithmic robots to a twilight realm of emotional thinkers, taking online, video and toy entrepreneurs, one step closer to Star Trek’s ‘Holodeck’.
For years, in virtual gaming, the only intelligent player was the person playing the game, responding to non-reactive obstacles. At most, opponents could blow up or morph into something else. Whatever the reaction, it was a simple linear or algorithmic response (if A, then B, if A+D, then C).

Today’s gaming characters from virtual soldiers to Tinkerbell are also vastly more complex than their dash line tennis, Pac Man or Pong forbearers. Like the chess program, virtual soldiers can react to a wide variation of landscape scenarios and respond in a myriad of ways, based on each case.
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) group in Hong Kong behind this new emotive software is called Open Cog. As an open-source foundation, Open Cog (‘Cognition for All’) lead by co-founder Ben Goertzel, develops programming language for the AI community to share, in what is still a very fragmented field. However, in efforts to map the architecture of the human mind, Open Cog also programed three game characters, a ghost, a robot and a girl that push past traditional gaming algorithms:
Each character has programmed into them a database called an AtomSpace. AtomSpace consists of hundreds of ‘atoms’ which are knowledge concepts such as objects (chair, table, shelf), actions (sitting, running, singing) and feelings (anger, joy, fear). Every time an algorithm, called MindAgents, leads a character to more than one an atom, the associative link gets stronger, influencing the characters’ future pathway choices. In this sense, a character builds and incorporates associative memory. At the same time, links can decay over time if not used by algorithms, weakening a character’s memory.
Another unique feature is the use of several algorithms functioning at the same time, called, “cognitive synergy”. The theory behind this synergy is that humans have multiple thought processes going on simultaneously, prioritizing one’s over others in order to function.
OpenPsi, inspired by AI scientist Joscha Bach in Berlin, is another program built into these novel characters. OpenPsi governs a character’s basic needs and thus which pathway to take. OpenPsi is based on German psychologist Dietrich Dörner’s theory that animal behavior is driven by five basic needs: existence preservation (food, water, body integrity—avoidance of pain), species preservation (sexuality, reproduction), affiliation (need to belong to a group, social interaction), certainty (need to predict events and their consequences), competence (capacity to master problems and taks). Each of these needs gets filled or depleted based on time and interaction with various atoms. The status of a need has a significant impact on which pathways a character chooses to take. For example, if the need for water is extremely high, a character will prioritize a water atom in its pathway choice.
For entrepreneurs, Open Cog, together with M Lab from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, supplies a software toolkit to incorporate their characters into whatever applications the market is using: from virtual landscapes to toys and even robots. As a showcase, Open Cog has also developed its own 3D landscape for its characters to function in, inspired largely by the popular building game called Mindcraft.
Open Cog’s goals differ from the gaming industry which is already lining up to exploit the new software. While it intends to make a profit, they are primarily interested in using a virtual platform to test their hypothesis about the mind. “The disparity between these models and our experience of the mind is an invaluable guide to follow,” Jeffrey Epstein remarked, the financial guru behind this effort, along with the Hong Kong government and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. “It’s somewhat like building a car, with no instructions, but our impression of what a car can do.”
Over the last ten years, Jeffrey Epstein has become one of the largest backers of cutting edge science around the world. According to New York Magazine, Epstein has donated up to $200 million a year to eminent scientists, including: Stephen Hawking, Marvin Minsky, Eric Lander, George Church, and Nobel laureate physicists Gerard ’t Hooft, David Gross, and Frank Wilczek. Like Open Cog, Epstein is motivated by learning more about the mind, versus creating a new start-up product. He currently sits on the board of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Committee at Harvard. In 2003, Epstein founded the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, with a $30 million dollar gift to the university. The Program studies the mathematical evolution of micro-biology and has made key discoveries into the treatment of cancer, HIV and other infectious diseases.
While Open Cog’s game software has not yet been commercialized, it is aimed for the market by the half of 2014.The software has already had an impact however on the robot industry where companies such as Hanson Robotics, developed by David Hanson, are incorporating it to advance the way their human-like robots function and interact with people.
While far from being a replica of the human mind, the result of Open Cog’s software are characters that have needs, continuously adjusting and even evolving. And as scientists get closer to mapping the mechanics of the human mind, it’s possible that we’ll discover that we are more pre-determined than we think: that pain is just an electrical impulse, and that free will, though weighing a million different neural filaments or ‘atoms’, is set in genetic stone—but it’s also known that the mind, as in the virtual world, changes its own architecture, and thus will continue to change our destiny.
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“Science Funder Jeffrey Epstein Launches Radical Emotional Software For The Gaming Industry” by Drew Hendricks; Forbes; 10/02/2013
For entrepreneurs, Open Cog, together with M Lab from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, supplies a software toolkit to incorporate their characters into whatever applications the market is using: from virtual landscapes to toys and even robots. As a showcase, Open Cog has also developed its own 3D landscape for its characters to function in, inspired largely by the popular building game called Mindcraft.”

From virtual landscapes to toys and even robots. That’s the range of envisioned applications for OpenCog. With the underlying goal of testing their hypothesis of how the mind works. And as of 2013, OpenCog was already far enough along in its development that Hanson Robotics was incorporating it into their human-like robots to interact with people:


Open Cog’s goals differ from the gaming industry which is already lining up to exploit the new software. While it intends to make a profit, they are primarily interested in using a virtual platform to test their hypothesis about the mind. “The disparity between these models and our experience of the mind is an invaluable guide to follow,” Jeffrey Epstein remarked, the financial guru behind this effort, along with the Hong Kong government and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. “It’s somewhat like building a car, with no instructions, but our impression of what a car can do.”
Over the last ten years, Jeffrey Epstein has become one of the largest backers of cutting edge science around the world. According to New York Magazine, Epstein has donated up to $200 million a year to eminent scientists, including: Stephen Hawking, Marvin Minsky, Eric Lander, George Church, and Nobel laureate physicists Gerard ’t Hooft, David Gross, and Frank Wilczek. Like Open Cog, Epstein is motivated by learning more about the mind, versus creating a new start-up product. He currently sits on the board of the Mind, Brain and Behavior Committee at Harvard. In 2003, Epstein founded the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, with a $30 million dollar gift to the university. The Program studies the mathematical evolution of micro-biology and has made key discoveries into the treatment of cancer, HIV and other infectious diseases.
While Open Cog’s game software has not yet been commercialized, it is aimed for the market by the half of 2014.The software has already had an impact however on the robot industry where companies such as Hanson Robotics, developed by David Hanson, are incorporating it to advance the way their human-like robots function and interact with people.
So how good is OpenCog as mimicking human-like behavior? Well, here’s an article from last year about Hanson Robotics showing off Sophia, an eerily life-like robot powered by OpenCog. As the article notes, Ben Goertzel is chief scientist for Hanson Robotics. AS the article also notes, the high profile unveiling of Sophia generated some controversy within the AI community over the debate of whether or not Sophia’s human-like behavior was truly powered an artificial intelligence vs some sort of elaborate puppetry. David Hanson, the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, responds to the criticisms by making clear that he views OpenCog as AI in its infancy and a stepping stone toward the AI dream of acheiving artificial general intelligence, or AGI. That’s a level of AI that can learn anything a human can.

Hanson goes on to describe how he views the development of AGI entities as requiring a parental approach, where the AGI is hopefully raised as ‘good child’ instead of being put in chains. It’s an interesting juxtaposition to Elon Musk’s call for fusing human brains to AIs so people can watch over the AIs and avoid ‘summoning the demon’.

It’s also interesting to note that Facebook’s head of AI development trashed the Sophia demonstrations and suggested it was all a hoax and that Hanson Robotics employees were secretly directing Sophia’s behavior. If true, that would obviously raise a lot of questions about whether or not OpenCog even approaches what it claims to do. But if Facebook’s head of AI was wrong, and Sophia really was being run by OpenCog, it would demonstrate how OpenCog is already pretty good at mimicking human-like behavior:

CNBC
The complicated truth about Sophia the robot — an almost human robot or a PR stunt
Jaden Urbi
MacKenzie Sigalos
Published Tue, Jun 5 2018 11:15 AM EDT
Updated Tue, Jun 5 2018 2:43 PM EDT
Sophia the robot has become a cultural icon.
The animatronic robot has made its way across late night stages, graced the cover of magazines, headlined major tech conferences and even delivered a speech to the United Nations.
Sophia been touted as the future of AI, but it may be more of a social experiment masquerading as a PR stunt.
The man behind the machine

To understand Sophia, it’s important to understand its creator, David Hanson. He’s the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, but he hasn’t always been a major figure in the AI world.
Hanson actually got a BFA in film. He worked for Walt Disney as an “Imagineer,” creating sculptures and robotic technologies for theme parks and then getting his Ph.D. in aesthetic studies. Back in 2005, he co-wrote a research paper that laid out his vision for the future of robotics.
And the thesis sounds a lot like what’s going on with Sophia the robot now.
The eight-page report is called “Upending the Uncanny Valley.” It’s Hanson’s rebuke of the Uncanny Valley theory that people won’t like robots if they look very close to, but not exactly like humans. In fact, the paper says “uncanny” robots can actually help address the question of “what is human” and that there’s not much to lose by experimenting with humanoid robots.
When we asked Hanson about it, he said his company is exploring the “uncanny perception effects both scientifically and artistically, using robots like Sophia.”
Hanson is approaching Sophia with the mindset that she is AI “in its infancy,” with the next stage being artificial general intelligence, or AGI, something humanity hasn’t achieved yet.
On the way there, Hanson says AI developers have to think like parents. He wants to “raise AGI like a good child, not like a thing in chains.”

“That’s the formula for safe superintelligence,” Hanson said.
The quest for superintelligence
But in terms of artificial general intelligence, Sophia isn’t quite there yet.
“From a software point of view you’d say Sophia is a platform, like a laptop is a platform for something,” said Ben Goertzel, chief scientist at Hanson Robotics. “You can run a lot of different software programs on that very same robot.”
Sophia has three different control systems, according to Goertzel: Timeline Editor, Sophisticated Chat System and OpenCog. Timeline Editor is basically a straight scripting software. The Sophisticated Chat System allows Sophia to pick up on and respond to key words and phrases. And OpenCog grounds Sophia’s answers in experience and reasoning. This is the system they’re hoping to one day grow into AGI.
But some people still aren’t buying it.
Facebook’s head of AI said Sophia is a “BS puppet.” In a Facebook post, Yann LeCun said Hanson’s staff members were human puppeteers who are deliberately deceiving the public.
In the grand scheme of things, a sentient being, or AGI, is the goal of some developers. But nobody is there yet. There’s a host of players pushing the limits of what robots are capable of. From Honda to Boston Dynamics, companies across the world are developing AI-powered humanoid machines. Now, it’s a race to see who will get there first.
Robo-ethics and the race to be first
The AI race seems to be unraveling along the lines of Silicon Valley’s “move fast and break things” mantra. But after Facebook’s scandal with Cambridge Analytica, the public is more aware of the potential repercussions of hasty tech development.
“You know, there is this fantasy behind creation that is embedding in the practice of engineering and robotics and AI,” said Kathleen Richardson, professor of ethics and culture of robotics and AI at De Montfort University.
“I don’t think these people go into the office or to their labs and think I’m carrying out work that’s going to be interesting to humanity. I think many of them have a God complex in fact, and they actually see themselves as creators.”

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“The complicated truth about Sophia the robot — an almost human robot or a PR stunt” by Jaden Urbi and MacKenzie Sigalos; CNBC; 06/05/2018
“Sophia has three different control systems, according to Goertzel: Timeline Editor, Sophisticated Chat System and OpenCog. Timeline Editor is basically a straight scripting software. The Sophisticated Chat System allows Sophia to pick up on and respond to key words and phrases. And OpenCog grounds Sophia’s answers in experience and reasoning. This is the system they’re hoping to one day grow into AGI.

The seed for artificial general intelligence (AGI), that yet-to-be achieved status of a virtual intelligence that can learn anything a human can learn. That’s how OpenCog is being described and Sophia is an example of the progress OpenCog is making. Davis Hanson even describes eventually raising AGIs like children:


Hanson is approaching Sophia with the mindset that she is AI “in its infancy,” with the next stage being artificial general intelligence, or AGI, something humanity hasn’t achieved yet.
On the way there, Hanson says AI developers have to think like parents. He wants to “raise AGI like a good child, not like a thing in chains.”
“That’s the formula for safe superintelligence,” Hanson said.
But Facebook’s head of AI claims it’s all a hoax:


But some people still aren’t buying it.
Facebook’s head of AI said Sophia is a “BS puppet.” In a Facebook post, Yann LeCun said Hanson’s staff members were human puppeteers who are deliberately deceiving the public.
Is the OpenCog initiative really building the kind of software that can can power entities with human-like behavior? Or is it primarily hype? Given that this is an open sourced tool kit that anyone can use, it seems like if it was a complete hoax we would know by now because anyone can try it out. But it’s certainly possible there’s still a lot of hype behind it. Either way, the fact that it’s open source means that as long as OpenCog is good enough to get the job done of creating human-like interactions for virtual agents, that makes it a potentially very useful free tool for powering exactly the kinds of social media bots that have become key propaganda tools in recent years. It’s a reminder that the advances in artificial intelligence are going to coincide with advances in automated online propaganda, which is part of what makes this chapter of the Jeffrey Epstein story something to watch going forward.

As we can see, Epstein has been playing a surprisingly prominent role in financing the transhumanism and the Singularity movement. And he’s a eugenicist who apparently wanted to kill off most of humanity and create genetically-engineered super-humans. So when Skynet takes over and launches its killer robot attack to wipe out humanity, you can probably call that an Epstein-inspired event. It’s one of his more exotic crimes.
 
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