Tikker, the happiness watch
, has three lines of digits: the first row is the years, the months and the days, and the second row is the hours, minutes and seconds. Till you die.
(The third row is just the time of day.) To calculate your estimated time of death, you simply punch in a few details: your age, sex, country of origin, whether or not you smoke, stress level, similar to other life expectancy calculators
. The idea is not to haunt people with a little grim reaper on their wrist, but to make them value life more
, maybe even become more generous
, though terror management theory
studies have shown thoughts of death make people xenophobic
. There may be another slew of studies in the future, once the watches are available
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 1, 2014 -
How long til you buy the farm?
• "The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator
© was designed to translate what we have learned from studies of centenarians and other longevity research into a practical and empowering tool for individuals to estimate their longevity potential." Wasn't this on a Futurama episode?
posted by dhoyt
on Sep 8, 2004 -
130 Years old!
See! God may not exist, but technology will outpace religion and THEN I will live FOREVER!
posted by tiaka
on Sep 29, 2000 -