Time market

Sometimes I have way too much time on my hands, and I wonder what to do next. Other times I am in a crunch, and wish I had just 30 minutes more before whatever deadline is looming.

In an ideal world there would be some kind of time market. If I have extra time on my hands, I could go up to you and say “Hey, want to buy some time? How much for thirty minutes?”

Depending on what’s going on with you, you might find that extra thirty minutes really valuable. Or not.

I think we have the makings here for a very weird science fiction story. 😉

2 Responses to “Time market”

  1. Shawn Vincent says:

    Somebody did try something related historically: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Time_Store

    I’ve always been fascinated by this. :-). Thanks for reminding me of it.

  2. pekkavaa says:

    Something like this was dreamed up by Hannu Rajaniemi in The Quantum Thief. In the Oubliette, the walking city of Mars, people were periodically drafted to community service (it’s more involved in the book) and the currency was the time you could spend in leisure.

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