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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: July 2, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    ‘Wonder Clock’ not so wonderful

    Ciara O'Brien

    As if women didn’t have enough pressures, now your iPhone is getting in on the act. Specifically, it’s concentrating on your womb.

    Yes, you read correctly.

    Tell the Wonder Clock when you were born and it will tell you how much time you have left to start trying to procreate – if that’s where you’re heading in life, naturally. It’s specific down to the amount of hours, minutes and seconds you have left.

    It’s like a ticking time bomb on your iPhone, gradually upping the pressure every day.  And it charges you €1.59 for the privilege.

    But wait. If the medical experts are to be believed, age isn’t the only factor in fertility. Doctor’s don’t tend to give you a “days, minutes, seconds” ETA on infertility either. So how can Wonder Clock be so specific?

    The answer is, of course, that it can’t.

    The Wonder Clock by its own admission is not meant as a medical diagnosis. Instead it’s “an interactive, conceptual piece that seeks to start a necessary and empowering conversation about childbearing”.

    Er, right. Ok.

    I think I’ll pass, thanks.