During the daytimes I visit StackOverflow, I often have the feeling that the gross of the questions is unseen, unvoted on or downvoted.
I see a lot of low-quality-, no-reasearch-kind of questions.
It feels like popular question only come up rarely, and that StackExchange box on the right only seldomly shows StackOverflow questions.
Does StackOverflow converge towards the state of "Done"?
Aside: Was that the business reason why new languages are explored now?
I was writing up my own theory as an answer, but then the question got closed:
Here is my new theory:
StackOverflow is on a decline. During european daytimes at least, a lot of questions are closed (because of quality, duplication or lack of research). That decline roots in that the big questions of the past years are answered now.
A majority of good question is now very specialist, with minor audiences.
However. Technology and reasearch advance faster and faster. Even though the not-so-good or specialist questions now hide the big questions by their sheer number, sooner or later the number of new and pristine questions will exponentially rise.
We will be travelling towards the technological singularity.