Don’t forget! You’re gonna DIE!!!

Do you want to know exactly when you’re going to die? The Tikker death watch company claims they can calculate down to the second exactly when you will meet your demise. 

I was told about this strange device a few days ago. I think it’s really creepy, but the idea is that it forces you to live life to it’s fullest.

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“Forget all about ‘smart watches’ that will keep you connected to your work email 24/7. How about a watch that is designed to actually make you happier, and help you get a better life? A happiness watch. That’s what TIKKER is designed to do.” – Fredrik Colting, Tikker founder.

The way this thing works, is the watch wearer takes a survey, I’m assuming about habit, lifestyle, medical conditions, etc. The company then determines how long the person has left until their demise, based on their answers. They cannot, of course, account for freak accidents, if you get murdered, changes in lifestyle etc., so it’s not 100% accurate. I know there are going to be a bunch of stupid people thinking they’re invincible just because a damn watch says they aren’t supposed to die for another 20 years…

The watch itself will cost you $59 (£36), and custom bands and things of that nature will cost you extra. The watch also comes with a book called “About Time” which is the instruction manual and “manual to time itself.” The Tikker company is trying to raise $25,000 to help with research, and to further improve the product.

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This is the kickstarter website. There’s a creepy little 3 1/2 minute video about the watch, and a little more in depth explanation of the device.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/259499751/tikker-the-wrist-watch-that-counts-down-your-life

And here’s their actual website http://mytikker.com/

It’s quite possible that I am reading way too into this, but there are too many variables, and it is too inaccurate. I’m not convinced that I require a device to number my days in order to appreciate life, and I’m pretty confident that I could calculate my time just as well as the surveyors. Either way, I do see the appeal.

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