This theory is spot on. Since respiration is a cycle, though, I wonder: after people have collectively exhaled long enough, do you think people will get tired of their private bonfires and Discord servers and decide that it's time to inhale again? Does each subsequent generation need to inhale, hold their breath, and exhale, or does everyone come into the social Internet now already exhaling?

(I doubt it, and I go back and forth on whether the proliferation of private bonfires is the lesser evil between everyone being forced together and disgusted with each other.)

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