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From The Intercept:

THE CIA JUST INVESTED IN WOOLLY MAMMOTH RESURRECTION TECHNOLOGY

While skeptics doubt the prospects for de-extinction, the CIA’s venture capital firm deems powerful genetic manipulation tools worth the money.

Daniel Boguslaw
September 28 2022, 8:03 a.m.

AS A RAPIDLY ADVANCING climate emergency turns the planet ever hotter, the Dallas-based biotechnology company Colossal Biosciences has a vision: “To see the Woolly Mammoth thunder upon the tundra once again.” Founders George Church and Ben Lamm have already racked up an impressive list of high-profile funders and investors, including Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Paris Hilton, Winklevoss Capital — and, according to the public portfolio its venture capital arm released this month, the CIA.

Colossal says it hopes to use advanced genetic sequencing to resurrect two extinct mammals — not just the giant, ice age mammoth, but also a mid-sized marsupial known as the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, that died out less than a century ago. On its website, the company vows: “Combining the science of genetics with the business of discovery, we endeavor to jumpstart nature’s ancestral heartbeat.”

In-Q-Tel, its new investor, is registered as a nonprofit venture capital firm funded by the CIA. On its surface, the group funds technology startups with the potential to safeguard national security. In addition to its long-standing pursuit of intelligence and weapons technologies, the CIA outfit has lately displayed an increased interest in biotechnology and particularly DNA sequencing.

“Why the interest in a company like Colossal, which was founded with a mission to “de-extinct” the wooly mammoth and other species?” reads an In-Q-Tel blog post published on September 22. “Strategically, it’s less about the mammoths and more about the capability.”

The embrace of this technology, according to In-Q-Tel’s blog post, will help allow U.S. government agencies to read, write, and edit genetic material, and, importantly, to steer global biological phenomena that impact “nation-to-nation competition” while enabling the United States “to help set the ethical, as well as the technological, standards” for its use.

It’s fun to speculate about what nefarious masterplan is behind the CIA’s investments. Mammoths, for example, could be useful in warfare if the other side invests heavily in war elephants.

But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun, like resurrecting woolly mammoths or subsidizing George Plimpton’s Paris Review. What Would George Plimpton Do? I mean, Plimpton would have liked to resurrect a wooly mammoth and then hunt it with an atlatl.

By the way, as resurrecting Ice Age fauna comes closer to reality, let me resurface my suggestion that if you are looking for a contained place where the beasts couldn’t get away, would feel more or less at home with the cold climate, would be isolated from modern diseases, and would have a lot of room without conflicting with an indigenous human population, the uninhabited island of Grand Terre in the Kerguelen Islands in the remote Southern Indian Ocean would be an ideal spot for an Ice Age Park.

Nobody lives on the Kerguelen Islands except for a few dozen French researchers. Grand Terre is big, about 3/4th the size of Corsica although some of it is covered with a glacier. It’s only 49 degrees south, which compares to the American-Canadian border at 49 degrees north, but the Roaring Forties wind howls all the time, so there are no trees and it’s unattractive to humans.

 
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  1. Anonymous[954] • Disclaimer says:

    Advanced genetic sequencing could make black and Hispanic people smarter, enough so they could contribute to a fast-paced western civilization. Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ’s… or more!

    The CIA must be aware of what the bell curve means in relation to the Global Open Borders Initiative in the long term. This must be their antidote.

    It could be sold on the open market as “Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?”

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Anonymous


    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ’s
     
    Won't happen. Blacks are more useful to the regime the way they are — as a perpetual justification for the nanny state.

    Replies: @Richard B

    , @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone
     
    Blacks already have the most estrogen among males. What would reducing testosterone do to them?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Polistra
    @Anonymous


    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ’s… or more!
     
    We could even engineer some skin lightening — hey, remind me what the purpose of this is again? It's a strange flight of fancy really, since the human population is trending darker and stupider in reality. I guess people can dream.
    , @Colin Wright
    @Anonymous

    '...Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?”'

    No.

    , @bomag
    @Anonymous

    There are vastly easier ways towards shoring up the demographics needed to keep the lights on.

  2. I hope the CIA doesn’t have designs on the Neanderthals or Denisovans. We have as much diversity as we can consume for the moment.

  3. But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun,…………….

    Or they’re just implementing the trans-humanist agenda of their globalist masters.

    In-Q-Tel, its new investor, is registered as a nonprofit venture capital firm funded by the CIA.

    Why is it that a government agency can operate a venture capital firm? Can the Pentagon open up a chain of ice-cream parlours? Can the Department of Interior open up a Six-Flags-like theme park? Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    Today's Internet was a "venture capital" project by DARPA, a government agency. The firm was Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.

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

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    , @kaganovitch
    @Mr. Anon

    Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    Don't give them ideas.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

    , @Old Brown Fool
    @Mr. Anon


    Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.
     
    Or ICE could be tour operators...
  4. Men Who Stare at Wooly Mammoths.

  5. They’re probably hoping they’ll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Wendy K. Kroy


    They’re probably hoping they’ll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.
     
    Would they settle for Freddie Mercury?


    https://americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Freddie-Mercury-by-AlperYesiltas.jpg?w=1347

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy, @Jim Don Bob

    , @turtle
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Nah.
    They should resurrect Howard Cosell to give us the play by play.
    Tonight, coming to you live from the Kerguelen Islands...
    Get ready for da thundah on da tundra!

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    "They're[the CIA] probably hoping they'll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles."

    Start with something small: First try bringing Joe Biden back to life.

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Hope someone's working on resurrecting the West.

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    , @epebble
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    If this project eventually leads us to master gene editing just like Software Engineering, one can think of strange things: Reviving a forebear using the DNA of his/her descendants in a holographic manner.

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

  6. I could see the Chinese resurrecting smaller animals so they can then vivisect them at the wetmarkets.

  7. @Anonymous
    Advanced genetic sequencing could make black and Hispanic people smarter, enough so they could contribute to a fast-paced western civilization. Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ's… or more!

    The CIA must be aware of what the bell curve means in relation to the Global Open Borders Initiative in the long term. This must be their antidote.

    It could be sold on the open market as "Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?"

    Replies: @International Jew, @Anonymous, @Polistra, @Colin Wright, @bomag

    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ’s

    Won’t happen. Blacks are more useful to the regime the way they are — as a perpetual justification for the nanny state.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Richard B
    @International Jew


    Blacks are more useful to the regime the way they are — as a perpetual justification for the nanny state.
     
    More like as a perpetual weapon aimed at whites.
    Or, to misquote Orwell, Imagine a boot stomping on a white face - forever!
    The good news and only bright spot* is that the hostile elite are insane enough to actually believe in a forever. But that's another story.

    *I'm aware that it might sound odd to refer to the above as good news or a bright spot. But, well, ya gotta take what you can get. And for now, that's about as good as it's going to get for whites - and not just whites. But that too is another story.

  8. But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun, like resurrecting woolly mammoths or subsidizing George Plimpton’s Paris Review.

    It’s sweet how optimistic Steve is about the CIA — they’re just some fun-loving scamps out to have a good time. Whereas I was thinking they probably want to get the genes for some Pleistocene bubonic plague or something. Hopefully, they can take the money out of their blowing-up-pipelines budget.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon, Paul Jolliffe, Abe
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Hypnotoad666


    Hopefully, they can take the money out of their blowing-up-pipelines budget.
     
    Or the budget for regime change in Italy, Hungary, and elsewhere.
    , @Matthew Kelly
    @Hypnotoad666

    Perhaps they recently watched The Thaw and got some ideas...

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Hypnotoad666

    "It's sweet how optimistic Steve is about the CIA ..."

    I wish I could vacay in Steve's head for a week. It seems to be a much sunnier place.

  9. @Mr. Anon

    But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun,................
     
    Or they're just implementing the trans-humanist agenda of their globalist masters.

    In-Q-Tel, its new investor, is registered as a nonprofit venture capital firm funded by the CIA.
     
    Why is it that a government agency can operate a venture capital firm? Can the Pentagon open up a chain of ice-cream parlours? Can the Department of Interior open up a Six-Flags-like theme park? Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    Replies: @epebble, @kaganovitch, @Old Brown Fool

    Today’s Internet was a “venture capital” project by DARPA, a government agency. The firm was Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.

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

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @epebble

    The government sponsors lots of research with private companies, through SBIRs, for example. But paying for research is a damned sight different than holding a stake in the company.

    Replies: @epebble

    , @Anonymous
    @epebble

    Knowing that, why is anyone surprised that the Internet has ended up the way it has?

  10. @Hypnotoad666

    But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun, like resurrecting woolly mammoths or subsidizing George Plimpton’s Paris Review.
     
    It's sweet how optimistic Steve is about the CIA -- they're just some fun-loving scamps out to have a good time. Whereas I was thinking they probably want to get the genes for some Pleistocene bubonic plague or something. Hopefully, they can take the money out of their blowing-up-pipelines budget.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Matthew Kelly, @SunBakedSuburb

    Hopefully, they can take the money out of their blowing-up-pipelines budget.

    Or the budget for regime change in Italy, Hungary, and elsewhere.

  11. @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    Today's Internet was a "venture capital" project by DARPA, a government agency. The firm was Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.

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

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    The government sponsors lots of research with private companies, through SBIRs, for example. But paying for research is a damned sight different than holding a stake in the company.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    When CIA wanted a "Big Data" company, they seeded Palantir which is now a well-established player in the large-scale data analytics.

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

    Palantir is a "Seeing-Stone," i.e., an indestructible Crystal Ball used for communication and to see events in other parts of the world.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anon

  12. Anon[744] • Disclaimer says:

    What would anyone do with a mammoth? It would eat so much it would be costly to keep. You’d do just as well to give an elephant a gene for growing hair, which is likely not far off the mammoth genetics anyway.

    About as stupid an activity as trannies self-Mengele-ing.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anon

    They will be useful beasts of burden in the battle for the thawing Arctic.

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Anon

    Actor Wayne Knight would steal mammoth embryos hidden in a can of shaving cream, but the mammoths would get out and trample him?

  13. Anon[233] • Disclaimer says:

    I read an article article about a Russian project to resurrect the mammoths in order to prevent the carbon from the tundra in Siberia from escaping into the atmosphere and accelerating climate change. Apparently the idea is to use elephants as surrogates to give birth to genetically modified elephant embryos that will be closer to the mammoth genome. The main problem they have encountered is that animal rights activists think that it’s cruel to force an elephant to give birth to a mammoth, especially when the mammoth might be larger than a normal elephant fetus. Believe it or not the people in the project were actually considering developing an artificial womb to give birth to these resurrected mammoths. That increases the difficulty of the project by about two orders of magnitude.

  14. Off topic: Apparently, US and Canadian jews have their own star chamber in which they get to interrogate tech execs ala the ADL and then threaten them with regulation if they don’t bend the knee quickly enough.

  15. After 75 years, finally something worthwhile.

    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    @AnotherDad

    After 75 years, finally something worthwhile.

    I have never read the Paris Review, but Encounter was pretty good in it's time.

    You have to balance that out against their support of abstract art though.

  16. I’m guessing the CIA and related services invest more in buying pundits.

  17. @AnotherDad
    After 75 years, finally something worthwhile.

    Replies: @AKAHorace

    After 75 years, finally something worthwhile.

    I have never read the Paris Review, but Encounter was pretty good in it’s time.

    You have to balance that out against their support of abstract art though.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
  18. @Anonymous
    Advanced genetic sequencing could make black and Hispanic people smarter, enough so they could contribute to a fast-paced western civilization. Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ's… or more!

    The CIA must be aware of what the bell curve means in relation to the Global Open Borders Initiative in the long term. This must be their antidote.

    It could be sold on the open market as "Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?"

    Replies: @International Jew, @Anonymous, @Polistra, @Colin Wright, @bomag

    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone

    Blacks already have the most estrogen among males. What would reducing testosterone do to them?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    Blacks already have the most estrogen among males. What would reducing testosterone do to them?
     
    That’s easy.

    Take off your clothes, and look in the mirror.

    Now consider young black men looking and acting like you! Our nations penal system would appreciate the relief, although our nation's elderly mothers might initially not appreciate so many black men who refuse to move out, later on they’ll appreciate the free homecare.
  19. @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    Today's Internet was a "venture capital" project by DARPA, a government agency. The firm was Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.

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

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    Knowing that, why is anyone surprised that the Internet has ended up the way it has?

  20. Wooly mammoth ranching. If it stays warmer, reseed the sub-Artic with grasses. Take the profits and invest in more traditional operations.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Redneck farmer

    Take the profits and invest in more traditional operations.

    Perhaps a Jurassic theme park?

  21. But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun…

    Basically, Government Google.

    By the way, mammoths survived for thousands of years on Wrangell Island after going extinct elsewhere. They died out on Wrangell thanks to genetic deterioration.

  22. • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    @Anon


    We know the US Government always told the complete truth about the USS Maine, the RMS Lusitania, the USS Greer, the Gulf of Tonkin, Iraqi babies in incubators, WMDs, etc. So there's every reason to believe they're telling the complete truth about the Nordstream pipeline explosion
    1:44 PM · Sep 28, 2022

     

    It may take a bit of time to figure out what has happened. Perhaps wait a bit before pointing fingers or developing theories about Ukrainian divers, American naval exercises or Russian undersea drones. At this point the only thing that I can say with confidence is

    It wasn't me.
  23. @Wendy K. Kroy
    They're probably hoping they'll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.

    https://content.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/1953/1101530803_400.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @turtle, @Kolya Krassotkin, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @epebble

    They’re probably hoping they’ll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.

    Would they settle for Freddie Mercury?

    • Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy
    @Reg Cæsar

    Or they may want to Bring Back that Leroy Brown.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Reg Cæsar

    Better yet, Emmit Till. Then he can tell us what really happened.

  24. @Hypnotoad666

    But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun, like resurrecting woolly mammoths or subsidizing George Plimpton’s Paris Review.
     
    It's sweet how optimistic Steve is about the CIA -- they're just some fun-loving scamps out to have a good time. Whereas I was thinking they probably want to get the genes for some Pleistocene bubonic plague or something. Hopefully, they can take the money out of their blowing-up-pipelines budget.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Matthew Kelly, @SunBakedSuburb

    Perhaps they recently watched The Thaw and got some ideas…

  25. Nord Stream? What Nord Stream? Look! A woolly mammoth!

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
  26. @Anonymous
    Advanced genetic sequencing could make black and Hispanic people smarter, enough so they could contribute to a fast-paced western civilization. Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ's… or more!

    The CIA must be aware of what the bell curve means in relation to the Global Open Borders Initiative in the long term. This must be their antidote.

    It could be sold on the open market as "Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?"

    Replies: @International Jew, @Anonymous, @Polistra, @Colin Wright, @bomag

    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ’s… or more!

    We could even engineer some skin lightening — hey, remind me what the purpose of this is again? It’s a strange flight of fancy really, since the human population is trending darker and stupider in reality. I guess people can dream.

  27. @Reg Cæsar
    @Wendy K. Kroy


    They’re probably hoping they’ll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.
     
    Would they settle for Freddie Mercury?


    https://americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Freddie-Mercury-by-AlperYesiltas.jpg?w=1347

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy, @Jim Don Bob

    Or they may want to Bring Back that Leroy Brown.

  28. @Anon
    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1575179576778444801

    Replies: @AKAHorace

    We know the US Government always told the complete truth about the USS Maine, the RMS Lusitania, the USS Greer, the Gulf of Tonkin, Iraqi babies in incubators, WMDs, etc. So there’s every reason to believe they’re telling the complete truth about the Nordstream pipeline explosion
    1:44 PM · Sep 28, 2022

    It may take a bit of time to figure out what has happened. Perhaps wait a bit before pointing fingers or developing theories about Ukrainian divers, American naval exercises or Russian undersea drones. At this point the only thing that I can say with confidence is

    It wasn’t me.

  29. @Anon
    What would anyone do with a mammoth? It would eat so much it would be costly to keep. You'd do just as well to give an elephant a gene for growing hair, which is likely not far off the mammoth genetics anyway.

    About as stupid an activity as trannies self-Mengele-ing.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Inquiring Mind

    They will be useful beasts of burden in the battle for the thawing Arctic.

  30. Why not resurrect rule of law instead? It’s as extinct as the wooly mammoth.

    • LOL: Celt Darnell
  31. https://www.iqt.org/about-iqt/

    The Beginning

    In-Q-Tel was founded in 1999 as the global technological evolution is underway… the internet is widely available, mobile applications are launching, and the digital revolution has arrived. The CIA and government agencies, once innovation leaders, recognized they were missing out on the cutting-edge, innovative, and impactful technologies coming out of Silicon Valley and beyond. Combining the security savvy of government with the can-do curiosity of Silicon Valley, In-Q-Tel is born.

    [MORE]

    The IQT Family

    As technology evolves and government needs transform, IQT established new initiatives that build on its national security mission. IQT’s new business effort is IQT Emerge focused on commercializing technology innovation from U.S. government-funded R&D initiatives to support the mission needs of the U.S. national security community. IQT Labs explore technology opportunities and solutions to problems that remain unsolved across government, industry, and society yet are critically important for technology adoption and national security. B.Next was founded – and was prescient – in its application of biotechnology to address the national security threat of infectious disease epidemics and pandemics.

    https://www.bnext.org/

    Introducing B.Next

    https://www.bnext.org/covid-19/


  32. It’s fun to speculate about what nefarious masterplan is behind the CIA’s investments”

    Perhaps the idea is to promote the revival of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth under the leadership of Donald Tusk?

    The Mother of All Frozen Conflicts is coming…

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Cortes

    Donald Tusk should have a more interesting personality to go along with his great name.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Cortes, @Cortes

  33. @Mr. Anon

    But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun,................
     
    Or they're just implementing the trans-humanist agenda of their globalist masters.

    In-Q-Tel, its new investor, is registered as a nonprofit venture capital firm funded by the CIA.
     
    Why is it that a government agency can operate a venture capital firm? Can the Pentagon open up a chain of ice-cream parlours? Can the Department of Interior open up a Six-Flags-like theme park? Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    Replies: @epebble, @kaganovitch, @Old Brown Fool

    Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    Don’t give them ideas.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @kaganovitch

    The FBI has been using strippers as informants for years.

    Here are two cases:

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/stripper/stripperfbi-informant-who-sunk-federal-judge-plots-literary-career-563981

    https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2005/01/memphis_police_.html

  34. @Redneck farmer
    Wooly mammoth ranching. If it stays warmer, reseed the sub-Artic with grasses. Take the profits and invest in more traditional operations.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Take the profits and invest in more traditional operations.

    Perhaps a Jurassic theme park?

  35. @Cortes

    It’s fun to speculate about what nefarious masterplan is behind the CIA’s investments”

    Perhaps the idea is to promote the revival of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth under the leadership of Donald Tusk?

    The Mother of All Frozen Conflicts is coming...

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Donald Tusk should have a more interesting personality to go along with his great name.

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Steve Sailer

    Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Official Music Video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATMR5ettHz8

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tusk_(song)

    Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Official Live Video) [HD]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKCucBUWx5o


    Fleetwood Mac perform "Tusk" live at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA in May 1997 - newly remastered in HD to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's Billboard #1 live album 'The Dance'.
     

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Oh, I’m sure he musth have his moments, when he’s a wild thing.

    , @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Oh, I’m sure there musth be times when he’s pretty “out there.”

  36. The military applications are being kept tightly under wraps. Search as you will, you will not find an Internet reference to the “Hannibal Project”.

    • LOL: Matthew Kelly
    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)


    The military applications are being kept tightly under wraps. Search as you will, you will not find an Internet reference to the “Hannibal Project”.
     
    That'll show Meloni!
  37. It puts a spring in Biden’s heel whenever he reminds us that he’s got F-15s, nukes, and most recently, Marines. This is a variant of that…. “We’ve got mammoths.” It sounds more formidable than “We’ve got desks, and computers.”

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @SafeNow

    "... and computers." We got computers, we're tapping phone lines/ I know that that ain't allowed

    Replies: @Hunsdon

  38. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    The military applications are being kept tightly under wraps. Search as you will, you will not find an Internet reference to the "Hannibal Project".

    Replies: @Gordo

    The military applications are being kept tightly under wraps. Search as you will, you will not find an Internet reference to the “Hannibal Project”.

    That’ll show Meloni!

    • LOL: Matthew Kelly
  39. Writing DNA skills are essential to create diseases – specifically diseases that can target genetic types (eg Chinese).
    At the very least the CIA needs to know what is happening with in that science, who the players are and how far advanced it is.
    At the worst….

  40. @SafeNow
    It puts a spring in Biden’s heel whenever he reminds us that he’s got F-15s, nukes, and most recently, Marines. This is a variant of that…. “We’ve got mammoths.” It sounds more formidable than “We’ve got desks, and computers.”

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    “… and computers.” We got computers, we’re tapping phone lines/ I know that that ain’t allowed

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Redneck farmer

    Like Captain America, I understand that reference.

  41. The real story here is that, while the CIA ought not to exist, it exists plenty, and has excess funds and free time and spare tentacles to toy with nonsense. This could have been a story about them building a silly statue like their British counterpart has.

  42. Great. Now we can ignore the wooly mammoth in the room as well.

  43. I, for one, look forward to enjoying a pizza made with woolly mammoth cheese.

  44. Paris Hilton? I’m impressed. Let me scrape up some cash.

  45. IN-Q-TEL is an intelligence and counterintelligence operation. They want to keep track of new technology development relevant to national interest, and perhaps more importantly keep track of foreign (read Chinese) money trying to do the same.

  46. @Wendy K. Kroy
    They're probably hoping they'll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.

    https://content.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/1953/1101530803_400.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @turtle, @Kolya Krassotkin, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @epebble

    Nah.
    They should resurrect Howard Cosell to give us the play by play.
    Tonight, coming to you live from the Kerguelen Islands…
    Get ready for da thundah on da tundra!

    • Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy
    @turtle

    "This-is-HOW-ahd-Co-SELL-re-POAH-ting-from-the-RAG-ger-on-the-GLA-cier!"

  47. As far as I know, the first person to think about resurrecting wooly mammoths was science fiction writer David Brin in his 1990 novel Earth:

    Baby’s brow fur was long and oily, and gave off a pungent, tangy, yet somehow pleasant odor. The worldwide network of genetic arks had a surfeit of pachyderms, even this new breed – “Mammontelephas” – with half of its genes salvaged from a 20,000-year-old cadaver exposed by the retreating Canadian tundra.

    This project has been theorized about by scientists at least a half-a-dozen times since about 2005.

    Also, don’t we have DARPA for projects like this?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Anon7

    Also, don’t we have DARPA for projects like this?

    Those are the Defense Dept.'s toys. The CIA wants its own toys. You don't expect them to share with the DD, why those losers attended the military academies or, worse, State colleges! There is hardly an Ivy grad among them. They're really not our kind of people.

  48. Long-term, they cross Victoria Nuland with velociraptors and set these loose in Russia.

  49. stillCARealist [AKA "ForeverCARealist"] says:

    AS A RAPIDLY ADVANCING climate emergency turns the planet ever hotter,

    Is this some sort of religious invocation that must occur at the start of every vaguely scientific article? I scanned the whole thing but saw nothing about how the mammoth would cool the planet or make a climate emergency advance less rapidly.

  50. @Steve Sailer
    @Cortes

    Donald Tusk should have a more interesting personality to go along with his great name.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Cortes, @Cortes

    Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (Official Music Video)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tusk_(song)

    [MORE]

    Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (Official Live Video) [HD]

    Fleetwood Mac perform “Tusk” live at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA in May 1997 – newly remastered in HD to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s Billboard #1 live album ‘The Dance’.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @MEH 0910

    Shit. 1970s rocked.

  51. What about resurrecting George Plimpton?

  52. @Steve Sailer
    @Cortes

    Donald Tusk should have a more interesting personality to go along with his great name.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Cortes, @Cortes

    Oh, I’m sure he musth have his moments, when he’s a wild thing.

  53. Well, if the government is determined to waste money, I’d prefer that it did so on resurrecting wooly mammoths than on the Ukraine…

    …or on a host of other things to be honest. Wooly mammoths are at least kind of cool.

  54. @Steve Sailer
    @Cortes

    Donald Tusk should have a more interesting personality to go along with his great name.

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Cortes, @Cortes

    Oh, I’m sure there musth be times when he’s pretty “out there.”

  55. Nobody lives on the Kerguelen Islands except for a few dozen French researchers.

    Would have been the perfect place for a few dozen 20th century French philosophers.

    Too late.

  56. @International Jew
    @Anonymous


    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ’s
     
    Won't happen. Blacks are more useful to the regime the way they are — as a perpetual justification for the nanny state.

    Replies: @Richard B

    Blacks are more useful to the regime the way they are — as a perpetual justification for the nanny state.

    More like as a perpetual weapon aimed at whites.
    Or, to misquote Orwell, Imagine a boot stomping on a white face – forever!
    The good news and only bright spot* is that the hostile elite are insane enough to actually believe in a forever. But that’s another story.

    *I’m aware that it might sound odd to refer to the above as good news or a bright spot. But, well, ya gotta take what you can get. And for now, that’s about as good as it’s going to get for whites – and not just whites. But that too is another story.

  57. @Redneck farmer
    @SafeNow

    "... and computers." We got computers, we're tapping phone lines/ I know that that ain't allowed

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    Like Captain America, I understand that reference.

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
  58. @Anonymous
    Advanced genetic sequencing could make black and Hispanic people smarter, enough so they could contribute to a fast-paced western civilization. Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ's… or more!

    The CIA must be aware of what the bell curve means in relation to the Global Open Borders Initiative in the long term. This must be their antidote.

    It could be sold on the open market as "Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?"

    Replies: @International Jew, @Anonymous, @Polistra, @Colin Wright, @bomag

    ‘…Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?”’

    No.

  59. The CIA is preparing for World War IV. After the neocons stupidly provoke World War III, and nearly all of humanity is senselessly destroyed, other nations will fight World War IV armed only with sticks and stones. But America will fight World War IV armed with sicks, stones and Woolly Mammoths.

  60. @Mr. Anon
    @epebble

    The government sponsors lots of research with private companies, through SBIRs, for example. But paying for research is a damned sight different than holding a stake in the company.

    Replies: @epebble

    When CIA wanted a “Big Data” company, they seeded Palantir which is now a well-established player in the large-scale data analytics.

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

    Palantir is a “Seeing-Stone,” i.e., an indestructible Crystal Ball used for communication and to see events in other parts of the world.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @epebble

    Yeah, I don't think that is right either.

    A secret government spy agency shouldn't be moonlighting as a venture capital outfit.

    Replies: @epebble, @kaganovitch

    , @Anon
    @epebble

    If I remember my Tolkien, the Palantirs were used by the bad guys, right? And when normies tried, (Peregrine), they made a mess of it or risked their integrity (Aragorn and Steward of Gondor).

    Thought just popped in my mind. Curiosity killing the cat and all that.

    Replies: @Brutusale

  61. @kaganovitch
    @Mr. Anon

    Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    Don't give them ideas.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

  62. My wife resurrects a Woolley Mammoth a couple times a week.

  63. If this wooly mammoth thing works, the FBI will be leasing a few. Dawn raid, 30 guys with guns, but also, for the especially egregious dissenter, a mammoth.

  64. Hannibal did pretty well with much smaller North African elephants. East Indians also used theirs against Alexander the Great, to some effect.

    So just imagine a phalanx of Woolly Mammoths lumbering towards those Russian lines in the Donbas.

    Terrified Siberian draftees would think they are in some kind of dangerous time warp.

    MacDonald’s soon announces “Friday Mammoth Burgers, All Day!” Ummm… cheap and tasty. Though some find them a bit gamey.

    Unhappy with the huge power demands of the EV craze, the Greta Thunberg brigades now demand Stockholm’s bus system be replaced with Mammoth drawn carriages. However these huge beasts smell pretty bad after a while and deposit tons of obnoxious waste as they slowly move done the narrow streets.

    Vegans are trying to figure out how to use giant “Mammoth Pies” deposited, as some kind of food. No meat! Organic!

    So far, this New Age recycling idea has gone nowhere.

    The Future is Here in the Past…

  65. Anonymous[954] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone
     
    Blacks already have the most estrogen among males. What would reducing testosterone do to them?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Blacks already have the most estrogen among males. What would reducing testosterone do to them?

    That’s easy.

    Take off your clothes, and look in the mirror.

    Now consider young black men looking and acting like you! Our nations penal system would appreciate the relief, although our nation’s elderly mothers might initially not appreciate so many black men who refuse to move out, later on they’ll appreciate the free homecare.

  66. The transhumanist movement is more than the Sabbatean Pritzker family’s long-term funding of institutions advancing transgenderism, or the interest of security state fronts like In-Q-Tel in cybernetic concepts like the Internet of Bodies (IoB).

    Here’s a couple of snippets from Klaus Schwab’s court philosopher, Yuval Noah Harari:

    “Most people don’t contribute anything to [artificial intelligence and bioengineering] except perhaps for their data … these technologies increasingly will make redundant and will make it possible to replace the people.”

    “Science is replacing evolution by natural selection with evolution by intelligent design, not the intelligent design of some god in the clouds, [but] OUR intelligent design, and the design of our ‘clouds.’ These are the new driving forces of evolution.”

    We are back in the time of gods. Davos is their Mt. Olympus.

    • Thanks: Rob McX
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @SunBakedSuburb

    The transhumanist movement is more than the Sabbatean Pritzker family’s long-term funding of institutions advancing transgenderism, or the interest of security state fronts like In-Q-Tel in cybernetic concepts like the Internet of Bodies (IoB).

    Is there any evidence of the Sabbatean origins of the Pritzker family? Serious question.

  67. @Hypnotoad666

    But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun, like resurrecting woolly mammoths or subsidizing George Plimpton’s Paris Review.
     
    It's sweet how optimistic Steve is about the CIA -- they're just some fun-loving scamps out to have a good time. Whereas I was thinking they probably want to get the genes for some Pleistocene bubonic plague or something. Hopefully, they can take the money out of their blowing-up-pipelines budget.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Matthew Kelly, @SunBakedSuburb

    “It’s sweet how optimistic Steve is about the CIA …”

    I wish I could vacay in Steve’s head for a week. It seems to be a much sunnier place.

  68. It’s possible that the Tasmanian tiger is not completely extinct. Much of the western part of the island is wilderness and could easily harbor a remnant population.

  69. Resurrecting mammoths would just be the friendly, less sinister face of the technology. It’s akin to the Navy funding the expedition to find Titanic while really looking for nuclear subs. In “How to Clone a Mammoth”, Beth Shapiro goes in depth on the nature of these projects. While there are still some attempts at somatic cell nuclear transfer type cloning like Dolly (take adult cell nucleus, pop it into an egg and let it develop), those likely won’t have much success due to the the way DNA degrades. For a living thing, we have multiple DNA repair systems needed to keep things in check and still by the time we get old we get cancer and things don’t function as well. Now imagine DNA just sitting there for thousands of years decomposing without repair mechanisms. Plus there are examples of somatic cell transfer not working too well even with fresh samples (see Pyrenean Ibex and possibly early onset of disease in Dolly). And if you really want to resurrect a species, you need a genetically diverse population, not just one or two mammoths. Church’s project is genetically altering an Asian mammoth to give it mammoth like features (more fat, hair, hemoglobin that releases oxygen better in cold environments etc.). It’s genetic engineering, not cloning. Previous gene editing technologies like zinc fingers made this laborious to the point of near impossible but CRISPR (a recently discovered bacterial “immune system” that evolved to splice out viral DNA from the bacterial genome) is precise. I don’t think the CIA want mammoths. They want the ability to write genetic code. And in a world of the Covid-19 debacle, it’s kinda terrifying.

  70. It’s got potential. Nobody expects to find a tuxedo-wearing wooly mammoth playing baccarat while taking down a top SPECTRE operative. It’s the element of surprise!

  71. One-On-One Russkie vs. Ukrainian tank battle!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Joe Stalin

    That's pretty terrifying.

  72. @Wendy K. Kroy
    They're probably hoping they'll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.

    https://content.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/1953/1101530803_400.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @turtle, @Kolya Krassotkin, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @epebble

    “They’re[the CIA] probably hoping they’ll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.”

    Start with something small: First try bringing Joe Biden back to life.

    • Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    You mean so he can do even more damage?

  73. well, Hannibal made effective use of War Elephants against the Romans.

    how about Wooly Mammoths against the Russians?

    imagine thousands and thousands of wooly mammoths

    charging across a battlefield.

  74. I think the idea is to have them ready for President-elect Camacho’s inaugural parade. Pairs of mammoths can pull large floats with tableaux depicting the great foundational events of American history, i.e. Martin Luther King assassination, George Floyd’s murder, and, of course, Emmit Till. The prez elect can ride to the Capitol in a diamond and gold leaf encrusted carriage, pulled by four mammoths, with scythe-like rims and beyond-the-threshold of pain speakers thumping away.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Allain

    I'd watch that parade.

  75. What’s needed for this is an automated Iterative Genome Morphing Machine (IGMM). This is a programmable automated lab that gradually modifies one, somewhat similar genome, into another. One presumes the changes are too much to do in one iteration, so the machine makes a batch of changes, cultures the cells, evaluates the results, and iterates. You almost certainly want to have checkpoints where you grow to maturity intermediate stage organisms. These can also be used to gestate individuals further along in the morphing process.

  76. OT:
    The world’s most beautiful woman (who continues to philanthropically squander her beauty) is again available:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/28/business/mackenzie-scott-dan-jewett.html
    https://archive.ph/iBGyX

    https://mackenzie-scott.medium.com/helping-any-of-us-can-help-us-all-f4c7487818d9

  77. @Reg Cæsar
    @Wendy K. Kroy


    They’re probably hoping they’ll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.
     
    Would they settle for Freddie Mercury?


    https://americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Freddie-Mercury-by-AlperYesiltas.jpg?w=1347

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy, @Jim Don Bob

    Better yet, Emmit Till. Then he can tell us what really happened.

  78. @Wendy K. Kroy
    They're probably hoping they'll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.

    https://content.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/1953/1101530803_400.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @turtle, @Kolya Krassotkin, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @epebble

    Hope someone’s working on resurrecting the West.

    • Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    You think it's too much for Pat Buchanan to do alone?

  79. @turtle
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Nah.
    They should resurrect Howard Cosell to give us the play by play.
    Tonight, coming to you live from the Kerguelen Islands...
    Get ready for da thundah on da tundra!

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    “This-is-HOW-ahd-Co-SELL-re-POAH-ting-from-the-RAG-ger-on-the-GLA-cier!”

  80. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    Founders George Church and Ben Lamm have already racked up an impressive list of high-profile funders and investors, including Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Paris Hilton, Winklevoss Capital — and, according to the public portfolio its venture capital arm released this month, the CIA.

    Strong Theranos vibes. There isn’t really a technology to do this, and there isn’t one on the horizon. All of it is pure BS designed to extract money from gullible investors.

    • Agree: James N. Kennett
    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    @Anonymous


    All of it is pure BS designed to extract money from gullible investors.
     
    Paris Hilton gives the game away.
  81. @MEH 0910
    @Steve Sailer

    Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Official Music Video)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATMR5ettHz8

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tusk_(song)

    Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Official Live Video) [HD]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKCucBUWx5o


    Fleetwood Mac perform "Tusk" live at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA in May 1997 - newly remastered in HD to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's Billboard #1 live album 'The Dance'.
     

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Shit. 1970s rocked.

  82. @Anon
    What would anyone do with a mammoth? It would eat so much it would be costly to keep. You'd do just as well to give an elephant a gene for growing hair, which is likely not far off the mammoth genetics anyway.

    About as stupid an activity as trannies self-Mengele-ing.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Inquiring Mind

    Actor Wayne Knight would steal mammoth embryos hidden in a can of shaving cream, but the mammoths would get out and trample him?

  83. @Allain
    I think the idea is to have them ready for President-elect Camacho's inaugural parade. Pairs of mammoths can pull large floats with tableaux depicting the great foundational events of American history, i.e. Martin Luther King assassination, George Floyd's murder, and, of course, Emmit Till. The prez elect can ride to the Capitol in a diamond and gold leaf encrusted carriage, pulled by four mammoths, with scythe-like rims and beyond-the-threshold of pain speakers thumping away.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I’d watch that parade.

  84. @Joe Stalin
    One-On-One Russkie vs. Ukrainian tank battle!

    https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1575316113268920321

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    That’s pretty terrifying.

  85. @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    When CIA wanted a "Big Data" company, they seeded Palantir which is now a well-established player in the large-scale data analytics.

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

    Palantir is a "Seeing-Stone," i.e., an indestructible Crystal Ball used for communication and to see events in other parts of the world.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    Yeah, I don’t think that is right either.

    A secret government spy agency shouldn’t be moonlighting as a venture capital outfit.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    If they want to encourage lots of high-risk but with promise of high reward projects, what is the alternative? VC route allows them to leverage taxpayer dollars with private sector investment. A novel public-private partnership. They can easily burn $1 Billion and get a bang worth $100 Billion. That is what NASA is doing with SpaceX/Blue Origin etc.,

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

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    , @kaganovitch
    @Mr. Anon

    A secret government spy agency shouldn’t be moonlighting as a venture capital outfit.

    I'm afraid this is a venture capital outfit masquerading as a spy agency.

  86. @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    When CIA wanted a "Big Data" company, they seeded Palantir which is now a well-established player in the large-scale data analytics.

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

    Palantir is a "Seeing-Stone," i.e., an indestructible Crystal Ball used for communication and to see events in other parts of the world.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    If I remember my Tolkien, the Palantirs were used by the bad guys, right? And when normies tried, (Peregrine), they made a mess of it or risked their integrity (Aragorn and Steward of Gondor).

    Thought just popped in my mind. Curiosity killing the cat and all that.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Anon

    The palantirs were made by the good guys, but the stronger will, good or bad, influenced what the weaker saw. In LOTR, the use of the palantirs led to unexpected consequences.

    Sauron saw Pippen, thought he was the Ringbearer and that Saruman had captured him and now had the Ring. This caused Sauron to send the Nazgul to Orthanc, reducing the number of eyes his marches looking for the real Ringbearer.

    Aragorn showed Anduril to Sauron, making him believe that he, Isildur's heir, now had the Ring and was on his way to make war on Mordor, so Sauron launched his attack on Gondor prematurely. The chaos this caused helped Frodo and Sam.

    Sauron showed Denethor the Corsairs coming up the river to attack Minas Tirith. Not knowing that the Black Fleet was full of allies, Denethor committed suicide.

  87. @Mr. Anon
    @epebble

    Yeah, I don't think that is right either.

    A secret government spy agency shouldn't be moonlighting as a venture capital outfit.

    Replies: @epebble, @kaganovitch

    If they want to encourage lots of high-risk but with promise of high reward projects, what is the alternative? VC route allows them to leverage taxpayer dollars with private sector investment. A novel public-private partnership. They can easily burn $1 Billion and get a bang worth $100 Billion. That is what NASA is doing with SpaceX/Blue Origin etc.,

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

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @epebble

    Again - there is a World of difference between paying a company to do X and taking an ownership stake in a company doing X. If you don't understand the difference, I can't explain it to you. The Government is not supposed to be a player in the market.

  88. @Wendy K. Kroy
    They're probably hoping they'll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles.

    https://content.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/1953/1101530803_400.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @turtle, @Kolya Krassotkin, @Bard of Bumperstickers, @epebble

    If this project eventually leads us to master gene editing just like Software Engineering, one can think of strange things: Reviving a forebear using the DNA of his/her descendants in a holographic manner.

    • Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy
    @epebble

    Interesting. And count me in. Supposedly I'm descended from Genghis Khan. And we need some decent security in my building.

  89. @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    If they want to encourage lots of high-risk but with promise of high reward projects, what is the alternative? VC route allows them to leverage taxpayer dollars with private sector investment. A novel public-private partnership. They can easily burn $1 Billion and get a bang worth $100 Billion. That is what NASA is doing with SpaceX/Blue Origin etc.,

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

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Again – there is a World of difference between paying a company to do X and taking an ownership stake in a company doing X. If you don’t understand the difference, I can’t explain it to you. The Government is not supposed to be a player in the market.

  90. @Anon7
    As far as I know, the first person to think about resurrecting wooly mammoths was science fiction writer David Brin in his 1990 novel Earth:

    Baby's brow fur was long and oily, and gave off a pungent, tangy, yet somehow pleasant odor. The worldwide network of genetic arks had a surfeit of pachyderms, even this new breed - "Mammontelephas" - with half of its genes salvaged from a 20,000-year-old cadaver exposed by the retreating Canadian tundra.
     
    This project has been theorized about by scientists at least a half-a-dozen times since about 2005.

    Also, don't we have DARPA for projects like this?

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Also, don’t we have DARPA for projects like this?

    Those are the Defense Dept.’s toys. The CIA wants its own toys. You don’t expect them to share with the DD, why those losers attended the military academies or, worse, State colleges! There is hardly an Ivy grad among them. They’re really not our kind of people.

  91. @SunBakedSuburb
    The transhumanist movement is more than the Sabbatean Pritzker family's long-term funding of institutions advancing transgenderism, or the interest of security state fronts like In-Q-Tel in cybernetic concepts like the Internet of Bodies (IoB).

    Here's a couple of snippets from Klaus Schwab's court philosopher, Yuval Noah Harari:

    "Most people don't contribute anything to [artificial intelligence and bioengineering] except perhaps for their data ... these technologies increasingly will make redundant and will make it possible to replace the people."

    "Science is replacing evolution by natural selection with evolution by intelligent design, not the intelligent design of some god in the clouds, [but] OUR intelligent design, and the design of our 'clouds.' These are the new driving forces of evolution."

    We are back in the time of gods. Davos is their Mt. Olympus.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    The transhumanist movement is more than the Sabbatean Pritzker family’s long-term funding of institutions advancing transgenderism, or the interest of security state fronts like In-Q-Tel in cybernetic concepts like the Internet of Bodies (IoB).

    Is there any evidence of the Sabbatean origins of the Pritzker family? Serious question.

  92. @Mr. Anon
    @epebble

    Yeah, I don't think that is right either.

    A secret government spy agency shouldn't be moonlighting as a venture capital outfit.

    Replies: @epebble, @kaganovitch

    A secret government spy agency shouldn’t be moonlighting as a venture capital outfit.

    I’m afraid this is a venture capital outfit masquerading as a spy agency.

  93. @Anonymous
    Advanced genetic sequencing could make black and Hispanic people smarter, enough so they could contribute to a fast-paced western civilization. Imagine a majority of blacks with reduced testosterone and 130 IQ's… or more!

    The CIA must be aware of what the bell curve means in relation to the Global Open Borders Initiative in the long term. This must be their antidote.

    It could be sold on the open market as "Wouldn’t you like a baby like Denzel Washington?"

    Replies: @International Jew, @Anonymous, @Polistra, @Colin Wright, @bomag

    There are vastly easier ways towards shoring up the demographics needed to keep the lights on.

  94. @Anon
    @epebble

    If I remember my Tolkien, the Palantirs were used by the bad guys, right? And when normies tried, (Peregrine), they made a mess of it or risked their integrity (Aragorn and Steward of Gondor).

    Thought just popped in my mind. Curiosity killing the cat and all that.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    The palantirs were made by the good guys, but the stronger will, good or bad, influenced what the weaker saw. In LOTR, the use of the palantirs led to unexpected consequences.

    Sauron saw Pippen, thought he was the Ringbearer and that Saruman had captured him and now had the Ring. This caused Sauron to send the Nazgul to Orthanc, reducing the number of eyes his marches looking for the real Ringbearer.

    Aragorn showed Anduril to Sauron, making him believe that he, Isildur’s heir, now had the Ring and was on his way to make war on Mordor, so Sauron launched his attack on Gondor prematurely. The chaos this caused helped Frodo and Sam.

    Sauron showed Denethor the Corsairs coming up the river to attack Minas Tirith. Not knowing that the Black Fleet was full of allies, Denethor committed suicide.

  95. @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    "They're[the CIA] probably hoping they'll be able to resurrect Allen Dulles."

    Start with something small: First try bringing Joe Biden back to life.

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    You mean so he can do even more damage?

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  96. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    Hope someone's working on resurrecting the West.

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    You think it’s too much for Pat Buchanan to do alone?

  97. @epebble
    @Wendy K. Kroy

    If this project eventually leads us to master gene editing just like Software Engineering, one can think of strange things: Reviving a forebear using the DNA of his/her descendants in a holographic manner.

    Replies: @Wendy K. Kroy

    Interesting. And count me in. Supposedly I’m descended from Genghis Khan. And we need some decent security in my building.

  98. @Anonymous

    Founders George Church and Ben Lamm have already racked up an impressive list of high-profile funders and investors, including Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Paris Hilton, Winklevoss Capital — and, according to the public portfolio its venture capital arm released this month, the CIA.

     

    Strong Theranos vibes. There isn't really a technology to do this, and there isn't one on the horizon. All of it is pure BS designed to extract money from gullible investors.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

    All of it is pure BS designed to extract money from gullible investors.

    Paris Hilton gives the game away.

  99. Genghis Khan lived 800 years (about 30+ generations) ago. Constructing a Hologram of his DNA will be challenging. Then again, he is supposed to have left millions of descendants. So, with a powerful enough supercomputer, it may be possible to reconstruct the original Genome and clone him.

  100. @Mr. Anon

    But another possibility is that CIA officers just like throwing taxpayer money around at things that strike them as fun,................
     
    Or they're just implementing the trans-humanist agenda of their globalist masters.

    In-Q-Tel, its new investor, is registered as a nonprofit venture capital firm funded by the CIA.
     
    Why is it that a government agency can operate a venture capital firm? Can the Pentagon open up a chain of ice-cream parlours? Can the Department of Interior open up a Six-Flags-like theme park? Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    Replies: @epebble, @kaganovitch, @Old Brown Fool

    Perhaps the Department of Justice could start operating strip clubs.

    Or ICE could be tour operators…

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