Death Watch

 February 26, 2023

Use Your Personal Expiration Date Wisely 
My gosh! What will they think of next?
Dubbed 'death watch', Tikker, has been created by Swedish inventor Fredrik Colting.

Users fill out a questionnaire about their medical history before subtracting their age from the results to get their death score. This score is entered into the watch and the countdown begins.1
Again, I ask, what will they think of next?

Now there's a watch that can predict your death to the nearest SECOND, according to an article appearing in Mail Online October 7, 2013 and written by Victoria Woollaston. It brings good news to those of us who do not like wasting our time and money, although each of us no doubt have over the years.

At outset of this writing, I want to make clear that I do not believe such a timepiece can exist - at least one that makes the calculation entirely on its own. Still, it nice to sit back in the middle of a hot summer day with a tall glass of ice tea and count the ways we could enrich our lives if only we knew how and when to alter our future if we so want.

According to Ms. Woollaston the inventor, Fredrik Colting, claims he designed the watch to help people make the most of their life and cherish the time they have left. By inputting selected pieces of information into a formula, the wearer can set the calculated death date in the watch and see his or her time remaining second by second. That is OK if that is what one wants.

It’s not for me.  Why should I wear my death date on my arm for every nosy piece of riffraff to see? (Perhaps, it isn't for anyone else either. I haven't heard of the watch during the ten years since Ms. Woollaston wrote the article. However, an online search will yield many websites claiming to calculate our death date,)
Still, I like the notion of having such a watch. Think about it for a few minutes. Here is a partial list of benefits for each of us if we were to know the precise time we would punch out. We would know when or when not to: 
Buy a new car, a piece of equipment or household item. 
Tell a neighbor with a "gotcha" smile we do not like him, his family, his animals or his looks.

Give a few dollars to people we especially like.

Stay physically fit or just let it all hang out.

Tell the boss in clear terms, and with meaning, the title of Johnny Paycheck's song, "Take this job and shove it."

Buy life insurance.

The list could go on and on but you get my drift.

I like the idea of knowing when I will die. However, it is unfortunate Mr. Colting can only speak in terms of a natural death. What if nine wheels of an eighteen-wheeler flattens me before the calculated death date?

Whatever, for sure I will depart this insane world at the time of my death.

1Would YOU want to know when you'll die?    Mail Online  Victoria Woollaston  October 7, 2013