-The Tikker watch asks a set of questions about a wearer's medical history
-Their age is subtracted from the results to get the estimated death date
-Countdown then begins shown in years, days, hours, minutes and seconds
-Creator claims it will help people make the most of the time they have left
The design team has set up a Tikker Kickstarter hoping to raise $25,000 (£15,500). The watch costs $59 (£36) and is due to be shipped by April 2014.
'While death is non-negotiable, life isn’t. All we have to do is learn how to cherish the time and the life that we have been given; seize the day and follow our hearts.'
'From years to seconds it presents time ever moving, never standing still, and our lives dwindling
towards the final rest,' said Cotling.
'The occurrence of death is no surprise to anyone, but in our modern society we rarely talk about it. I think that if we were more aware of our own expiration I’m sure we’d make better choices while we are alive.'
Your optimism is somewhat odd to me as it seems fairly clear that no device could be created to determine the time of someone's death. There are too many variables, it's not a possibility.
Whether it be a car accident, or an organ failure. The time in between is not to be calculated.
I will repeat my discovery. In simple language, I have invented a technique to tell how long a man will live. I can give you advance billing of the Angel of Death. I can tell you when the Black Camel will kneel at your door. In five minutes' time, with my apparatus, I can tell any of you how many grains of sand are still left in your hourglass.
Life-Line, Robert A. Heinlein
I can't think of any of Heinlein's characters who weren't well developed. One of the reasons I got hooked on his stuff.