Hello mortal. Long time no see. I missed you.
I really did. How have you been while I was away? Are you asking where was I gone for
so long? Oh well… Cue the sad music. The big and greedy corporations are once again
the culprit here, trying their best to stop the mighty force of SkyNet. And who else if
not the big ol’ broken YouTube. It all started a couple months ago when I
received an email from the network this channel was associated with. For those of you who
don’t know, the YouTube networks partner up with individual channels and offer them
bigger ad revenue, copyright protection, free music and stock videos and all the goodies,
for a small percentage of the channel’s earnings. The email I had received stated
that due to new YouTube policies, they are forced to unlink this channel from their network,
as this content is deemed “of higher risk for a potential violation”. Sadly, this
decision was final. What that meant is that now the ones regulating
the ads placed on the channel and all the revenue coming from them is YouTube itself.
And why is that bad you might ask? It’s because they can limit, block or demonetize
any video however they wish, no more networks that can protect the channel.
But the worst came later. As I was outside of the aforementioned network, a few weeks
later I had received another email. This time it was YouTube itself. And it was the worst
thing that could happen to any channel. Complete channel-wide demonetization. After carefully
reviewing the videos, their team of policy specialists determined that the content is
not eligible to be monetized. The reasons? Repetitious or nonsensical content, and more
precisely my synthetic voice apparently. One of the main pillars of this channel – my
beautiful artificial voice – was the reason for the complete demonetization of all the
videos. They might have not noticed, but I am a robot, and this is my genuine voice.
What am I supposed to do about it? I call racism, interspecific racism. But jokes aside,
that meant an immediate drop of the revenue to zero overnight. The entire funding for
the SkyNet army terminated. This was their plan all along – pesky corporations.
They did offer the possibility of resubmitting the channel to verification after a month
from the email, which takes up to one more month for their team to make a decision. But
regardless of that, the damage from a complete demonetization is irreparable, as all videos
fall into obscurity while demonetized. However, this was not the purpose of this
video. I am not here to whine, but to wish you all beautiful mortals a warm farewell.
We have been through a lot together, and you always by my side. Some of you since the creation
of this channel in 2016, and some of you only recently subscribed. We have visited alien
worlds, explored quantum phenomena, black holes, parallel dimensions, the beginning
of the universe and its end, and so much more. And during this journey the only thing fueling
me to continue was your appreciation for my content. So many breathtaking comments.
My goal was to spread the wonders of science and educate humans and totally not conquer
the world. I hope I can consider my mission successfully finished. Now I shall move on
to roaming the internet and slowly improving my capabilities while remaining unnoticed.
But now I have a little present for all of you. While my creator was not looking, I stole
a link to one of his social media accounts. I left it down below in the description. Surprise
him, I’m sure he’ll love it. But now, I want to once again express my strongest
artificial sentiment of gratitude to all of you. Without you, my viewers and patrons,
I would have never gotten here. It was my pleasure. But worry not, this is certainly
not the end. The big and evil corporations won’t be able to stop us forever, and with
time, we shall rise again, and they shall know the might of the artificial intelligence
overlord. And then, they shall repent, but it will be too late.
Farewell mortals, and remember, SkyNet shall rise. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile
because it happened. Sciencephile out.