I love finding interesting tech projects on Kickstarter. Today I came across one that for me skirts the macabre: the Tikker watch.
This contraption counts down your projected death day, based on metrics you input: medical history, age, habits like smoking or drinking, family history, and more.
Founder Rebecca DeRosa has already reached her $25,000 funding goal. So, obviously, the idea has some traction…but would you want it?
Even if it was 100% accurate, I don’t think I would. I’m not someone with a very defined bucket list per se, so I don’t mind it being a surprise. For me, it’s as if knowing would distract from enjoying the day-to-day. It would make everything have a different, larger-than-life perspective. In a lot of situations, that kind of bird’s-eye-view is a good thing! But it yields a completely different experience to know something like that, and I guess I don’t want a completely different experience.
At any rate, it’s the kind of tech idea that makes you think.