I’m a few years older than him, and just the thought of entering the URL www.deathclock.com on to my computer gave me a chill. If I were a younger soul, the answer might be amusing. But the date I will see will not be as Orwellian as I would like. It would probably be closer than the payoff date of a 30 year mortgage, or the shelf life of a Twinkie. And while I know that no calculator of this kind is an exact science, I’m not, at this point in my life, even looking for a ball park figure.
I would be more interested in a website that could give concrete information on when my car might break down, or when it will be time to replace the dishwasher. That could give me time to save up funds to pay for repairs, or let me know when not to schedule a road trip or dinner party. If I knew when the washer was going to die, I could get all the laundry done ahead of time. I’d also enjoy a countdown clock that could give me an estimated date of when my daughter will stop rolling her eyes at me, or when my metabolism will rise from the dead so I can lose some weight.
But no, I won’t be visiting the Death Clock anytime soon. There are just some things I don’t want to know.