Life Clock

Posted on March 13, 2008 Under Design

If you're anything like us, you remember sitting in school as a kid thinking that the clock on the classroom wall was exacting the most cruel of tortures by moving especially slow in order to keep us indefinitely steeped in a trigonometry lesson. In all likelihood, those clocks weren't out to get anybody, they were just doing their job, ticking away the precious seconds of life as you dealt with complex equations. Perhaps you should be thankful that the clock dealt in such small increments of time, as we couldn't imagine what it would've been like if every classroom had the Life Clock by Bertrand Planes affixed to the wall. This time teller is even less generous with movement as it goes 6,1320 times slower than a regular clock, preferring to tick away the days and years over seconds and hours. So if you manage to hit Forty O'clock more than once that means there have been some great advances in the prolonging of life. Or maybe you'll just be the oldest person in the world.