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Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

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You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.

“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the time.”

That’s the experience that Tikker, a new death countdown clock, wants you to have every time you look down at your wrist. The Kickstarter project has a special handbook that gives you an estimation of your years left on this earth, which likely has very little to do with reality. From there, you can enter that amount of time into the watch.

Alongside telling you the actual time of day, Tikker will also let you know how many years, weeks, days, hours, and seconds you have left to live.

The idea is to remind you, in every moment, that life is short.

The Tikker watch is listed as a Kickstarter project that has almost doubled the asking amount of $25,000 with a solid 22 days left in the campaign. It isn’t revolutionary technology, to say the least, and it’s not particularly stylish or glamorous. So why all the success?

The answer, as Slate reminds us, is YOLO.

No matter what you’re biggest fear is, from snakes to bees to heights to confined spaces, nothing is more terrifying than the thought of letting your life slip away without ever being who you wanted to be, doing what you wanted to do, or going where you wanted to go.

As a constant reminder to go out and live life well and happily, Tikker automatically tugs on the heart strings of consumers.

If that wrapping on the door of your heart sounds a lot like “Carpe Diem”, head over to Kickstarter and check it out.

Here’s a kind of creepy video about it: