When technological innovations like flexible manufacturing come together with business innovations like crowdfunding, interesting things can happen. A guy had an idea for a watch that counts backwards, submitted it to Kickstarter and the Tikker watch was born.
The idea is that by becoming more aware of time passing, you will work on the important things in life. I’m wearing one and talking about it here:
People who have almost died invariably say it makes them re-focus their lives. Would you spend you life differently if you had a watch reminding you that we all have limited time?