The Currency of Time
Are you trading time for dollars?
Imagine in exactly 150 years from now, it is the year 2169, and people have been genetically engineered to stop aging after they turn 25, after which a 1 year countdown on their forearm begins. When it hits zero, the person “times out” and they die instantly. Furthermore, people can transfer time between each other with a special mutual twist of the arm, so then time has become the official currency in which people with a lot of years left can exchange their time for goods and services from others. Yes, this is the sci-fi film called “In Time” featuring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. If you haven’t watched the film, check it out on Netflix, it’s one of my favourite movies. Not for the acting or actors or anything like that, it’s the concept that time is the universal currency that we trade on.
Often times, when my day gets so busy and every single minute has been accounted for, I feel like I’m also living in this dystopian future. I feel as if I’m trading my time for dollars, and that every free minute that I have on days off are extremely valuable. Do you ever feel like you are living this way?