... A message from DISCORD: The Mitochondria Institute asks that you visit this link if you would like to sign up as an Operator for Season 41. A message from DISCORD: Please follow this link if you wish to be involved in Hypixel Mafia's highly anticipated Season 45 (dubbed by many as the "finale game"). UPDATE LOG: Spoiler: The Mitochondria Institute is open for public viewing! The Mitochondria Institute is a strong believer in transparency, and believes that the public should be involved in any major decisions our organization makes. Tomorrow, the Intelligence Committee will begin clearing out our old data files in preparation for the highly-anticipated Season 45. If you wish to follow this process and get the inside scoop on our operations, please join the Mitochondria Institute's official remote server: https://discord.gg/BCFxTE. This link will be refreshed every 24 hours for one week. After that window, you will need to contact an Operator to receive an invite link. Spoiler: 2/22/19 A message from DISCORD: Warning! Data files from folder <<Operator_Transfer>> have been moved from storage and into the Intelligence Committee's remote server. Many of these files are hidden behind level 10 firewalls, and are considered highly confidential. Please make certain that all data is properly managed. Any saved data should be moved back into the Overseer Committee's remote server for safekeeping, while any data the Intelligence Committee decides to delete should be permanently expunged from the Mitochondria Institute's server network. With the iniation of the data management process, Project Hytale has now entered Stage 1. Spoiler: 2/20/19 A message from DISCORD: The following is an excerpt from a newspaper clipping published as an opinion piece by the New York Times on September 21st, 2018. Hypixel Mafia and the Degradation of Anti-Clone Rights By Andrew Burkis ...I don't believe that my ex-wife or Mito or any of their coworkers are bad people. On the contrary, I think that Hypixel Mafia has an incredible amount of talent behind it; this is easily the best mystery series airing today. But despite that, I think that the Mitochondria Institute's practices are resulting in the steady deterioration of the rights of cloned humans. I don't think I need to remind everyone of the tumultuous times we live in. Clones, despite opening thousands of new doors and propelling human society into the future, are the subject of seemingly daily debate in Washington. Are clones human? Should they be held to the same standard? Do they deserve autonomy? What makes a human human? What is consciousness, and do clones possess it? A million questions, no real answers. So why does the Mitochondria Institute use clones as slaves? The mystery we love to see unfold is led by empty husks; the soul and personality of each employed clone is shoved aside to make room for the transferred consciousness of the Operator. These human beings—different human beings, yes, but human beings nonetheless—are massacred by the hundreds for our enjoyment. Quite simply, I don't buy Mito's claims that the clones "take pride in their work" and are "happy to give their lives for entertainment;" there has to be more to their lives than this, and we need to speak out. Mito's obsession with creating "realistic fiction" has stolen the rights of a new people, and we need to stop this precedent before it snowballs out of control. I will not allow this world to re-institutionalize slavery. And neither should you. Take a stand. Make your voice heard, whether it be through phone calls, or ratings, or public forums. Let these clones know that they're not alone. I firmly believe that they want more than they have; isn't that the entire purpose of living, after all? To experience all you can and build something greater than yourself for the future? Who are we to rob clones of an existence? Make your voice heard and support Proposition 671. Thank you. Spoiler: 2/19/19 Exciting news! After running several background checks and analyzing the ideologies of all our candidates, DISCORD has selected the five people believed to be most worthy of a spot on the Intelligence Committee. These Operators are: 1) @Mitoechondria 2) @Mito-chan 3) @Skrimiche 4) @ShiningDiamonds9 5) @Nz_Slimeables Congratulations everyone, and thank you to all that applied! May the cycle continue forever. Thank you, Hannah Burkis, Chairwoman of the Overseer Committee Spoiler: 2/18/19 The Overseer Committee is excited to announce that we've released an official Mitochondria Institute Twitter account! Be sure to connect with us for daily facts about the Institute through this link! Thank you, Hannah Burkis, Chairwoman of the Overseer Committee Spoiler: 2/17/19 Breaking news! The Mitochondria Institute is pleased to inform all employees that, for the fourth year in a row, our Hypixel Mafia webseries has topped both the "Realistic Fiction" and "Overall Fiction" ratings boards. Keep up the great work! This is a victory for all of us, from the Overseer Committee to the game architects to the dedicated Operators. Each of you play an essential role in this grand operation, and none of this would be possible without your continued support. Thank you for four great years, and we look forward to many more! Furthermore, I am incredibly excited to announce the creation of the Mitochondria Institute's new Intelligence Committee! The Intelligence Committee will be instrumental to the development of the Overseer Committee's much-hyped (and top secret!) Project Hytale. All dedicated Operators are encouraged to sign up for the Intelligence Committee before the February 19th deadline! Be sure to check your nearest DISCORD terminal for application information! Thank you, Hannah Burkis, Chairwoman of the Overseer Committee Spoiler: 2/13/19 The Mitochondria Institute is pleased to unveil our organization's new public face, @Mitochondria_Institute! This account will manage the Mitochondria Institute's social media accounts in the foreseeable future. Run by DISCORD's nearly perfect human behavior algorithms, you won't even be able to tell the difference between it and a real person! Thank you, Hannah Burkis, Chairwoman of the Overseer Committee Spoiler: SEASON_41_ARCHIVE >LOGIN:userMitochondria >PASSWORD:************* >access: DISCORD_AI >PASSWORD:***************************** >SECOND FACTOR ID:scanning_eye >access_granted >enter: DISCORD_Archive_Service WARNING! This file has a level 10 security wall. Only members of the Overseer Committee are entitled to access. Any individual who does not have the required security clearance will not be provided access. Attempts to override this measure will result in legal prosecution. >PASSWORD:************* Welcome to the DISCORD Archive Service. Please select the archive you wish to access. >select:INFOMERCIAL_41 Spoiler: INFOMERCIAL_41 The following is a transcript from “The Mitochondria Institute and You: How Hypixel Mafia is Building Tomorrow!”, an infomercial released to select parties on 2/6/19 in order to advertise Hypixel Mafia’s 41st Season. [Open on two figures—a young man and woman—standing in the modern, well-lit lobby of the Mitochondria Institute. The man is wearing a navy blue suit, while the woman is dressed in a white blouse.] MAN: Hello, and welcome to the Mitochondria Institute! My name is Mito, and I am the founder and visionary of the extraordinarily popular Hypixel Mafia web series. With me is my assistant and the head of the Mitochondria Institute’s Overseer Committee, Hannah Burkis. HANNAH: Today, we’ll be giving you a brief tour of the Mitochondria Institute’s state-of-the-art facilities. [leans in towards the camera] Don’t tell Mito, but I also hope to give you all a sneak peak of the revolutionary upcoming 41st season of Hypixel Mafia! MITO: Did you say something? HANNAH: Nothing at all! Let’s get going! [The scene transitions. Mito and Hannah stand in front of two glass doors. Behind them, men and women in white lab coats walk back and forth. They appear to be immersed in their work.] MITO: This is where everything begins: the server room. Scores of writers and engineers work day and night behind these doors designing each season of Hypixel Mafia. Everything—from the scripting, to the game flow, to the Operators’ personalities—must be perfect before the engineers can get to work on building the game’s arena. Here at the Mitochondria Institute, perfection isn’t a choice; it’s a requirement. HANNAH: The Overseer Committee will occasionally step in to make sure that the season’s schematics follow the overall vision of the Hypixel Mafia series but, for the most part, we leave our creatives to their work. After all, Hypixel Mafia isn’t Hypixel Mafia without our staff’s crazy, off-the-wall ideas! MITO: Once the game gets going, game personnel will man the server room and make certain that everything runs smoothly. Fortunately, DISCORD—the Mitochondria Institute’s cutting-edge artificial intelligence—performs most of the finicky work by monitoring the status of our Operators. The Operators are the very heart and soul of Hypixel Mafia; without their desire to volunteer, we wouldn’t have any characters! Know that, under DISCORD’s oversight, they are in safe hands. [Another scene transition. This time, Mito and Hannah stand in a dimly-lit room before a series of large tubes. Within each tube is a person; their eyes are closed, and they appear to be sleeping.] HANNAH: We’d like to introduce you to the Operators from the 40th Season! You may recognize that some of these faces belong to your favorite characters from our recent sequel to the long-running “Night of the Living Goos” sub-series! MITO: The magic of the Mitochondria Institute makes Hypixel Mafia possible! After going through an extensive vetting and sign-up process, Operators from around the world converge on the Mitochondria Institute here in Palo Alto and are placed into a deep cryosleep. DISCORD takes over from here; using an advanced consciousness transfer, we copy the souls of each Operator into a temporary body that exists solely within the game arena. HANNAH: The game that you see carried out is essentially a proxy war between the Operators. While the real people are safe in their long-term inhabitation tubes, clones—capable of appearing under any form, depending on the theme of the season—take on copies of their personalities and pretend to be the Operators in Hypixel Mafia’s trademark game of life and death! We keep all of the thrill without any true danger! Killing a clone will end the Operator’s simulation, and they will reawaken back here at the Mitochondria Institute. MITO: It’s a revolutionary process that’s only possible thanks to our brilliant computer science department. HANNAH: And DISCORD, of course! MITO: Of course! [One last scene transition. Mito and Hannah now stand before the Mitochondria Institute’s logo. The company’s tagline—“May the cycle continue forever.”—is emblazoned into the wall above their heads.] HANNAH: So there you have it! MITO: The Mitochondria Institute’s key locations! HANNAH: We’ve learned some science… MITO: Some history… HANNAH: But our tour isn’t over yet! MITO: It’s not? HANNAH: Of course not, silly! Now, it’s time to show our viewers what they’re really here to see! MITO: My painted rock collection? [A laugh track resembling those from a 90s sitcom plays.] HANNAH: No! We’re gonna show them the beginnings of Hypixel Mafia’s 41st season! MITO: No way! HANNAH: Way! If you’ll just follow me, I’ll give you the world’s first peek at the Mitochondria Institute’s next exciting story. Whether you’re watching us live or reading along with the transcripts posted online, know that you’re about to have your mind blown. [The screen goes white, and the commercial ends. The Mitochondria Institute’s logo holds center stage before fading away to be replaced by the sneak peek of Season 41.] This transcript has been filed the DISCORD Archive Service under the folder <<PROMOTIONAL BROADCASTS>>. Be aware that, due to files relating to Project Hytale, you must be at security level 10 to access any section of DISCORD’s archives. 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