Midjourney is an independent research lab exploring new mediums of thought and expanding the imaginative powers of the human species.
Midjourney is the industry standard in image generation. It has 14+ million users. Interesting, but typical of the tech industry, 80% of the users are male and 20% are female. MJ is NOT a corporation. It is a research lab, created to make community art by a founder who is not after money. He already has enough. They do not have any financial investors and do not want any. MJ is not cheap to use because of the $100,000 GPU servers that are needed to run millions of requests every second of every day. 90% of MJ fees go into the rental of servers. It’s very expensive to generate images.
Discord is currently the only software in the world that could handle 14 million users that can share creations and talk to each other easily. It has limitations and some UI issues, but it’s the best place for a community… for now. Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM, New York time, for a couple hours, David Holz, the owner and founder of Midjourney holds office hours where users gather to hear about what is next on the horizon and when they can expect the next upgrade. David also answers questions from the audience.