Reality is driven by our collective perceptions. So, when you pay attention to anything, it’s one more crank on the Universe Generator. All those cranks from 7.6 Billion hands? The cranking velocity adds up to properly operate the crank on the mechanism.
If we go extinct, every conscious will in the Universe, I mean, including all the other Level 3 consciousness species out there in the stars, then the crank will stop turning, the Universal Generator will stop producing itself, and all of Creation will Vanish! Focus! That is your Universal Citizen Tax!