Watching the Clock

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The subject of death is commonly viewed as a taboo topic that everyone tries to avoid. For some however, a daily reminder of their mortality might not be such a bad thing.

The creator of the Tikker began to think more about death and what it means when his grandfather passed away. The Swedish publisher, Fredrik Colting, is an atheist who tends to believe that death is just an end rather than a reward of some kind. He believes, and I’m sure that many of us can agree, that people sometimes take life for granted; forgetting just how little time we have on earth and just how quickly it passes by.

Besides serving as a regular watch, the Tikker uses demographics such as your age, gender, and BMI and compares it to the average life expectancy of people your age to produce a date of death. The Tikker serves as a countdown to this date, serving as a constant reminder that your time is literally running out.

Personally, I love the idea. I’m as guilty as anyone else of taking time for granted. The Tikker would be a great way to remind myself, on a daily basis, to truly make every second count because once it’s gone there is no getting it back.

The Tikker itself is only $39. Orders for them  can be placed on Kickstarter.

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