First there was the app, the “Wheel of Death.” Now, there’s an entire gadget dedicated to predicting your demise. Called “Tikker,” this digital wristwatch is sort of like what Dick Tracy might sport if he was obsessed with his own mortality: it (purportedly) counts down the rest of your life. (That is, after you’ve filled out a questionnaire that tells the watch your age and health history.) About it, Tikker’s creator told Mashable.com: “I think we can have a better life, and make better choices, if we are more aware of our upcoming expiration. It gives us perspective — the little stuff suddenly doesn’t seem so important anymore. That’s why I see Tikker as a happiness watch.”
Would you wear such a thing? Check it out at Mashable (with video), here. And if you really like the idea, you can pitch in to Tikker’s Kickstarter campaign. …And if you don’t want to wait when it comes to facing thoughts about death, check out the Shambhala Sun’s collection of teachings and articles meant to help you do just that, featuring pieces by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Larry Rosenberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, and more.