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TOPIC: In Time Movie

In Time Movie 25 Sep 2016 20:38 #10336

  • george.c
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I have recently seen the movie,In Time. This movie portrays of how society is now being governed through time rather than money. Money is no longer governing society, but time is is keeping every person alive. Time banks have been created, every purchase people make time is taking away from them, and the upper class control and own most of the time that there is. Money currency is now replaced by time where that time can be seen on the people's wrist on the amount each individual can see how much time they got to live.
Justin Timberlake, portrays a character from the working class and hardly makes a living through earning very little time. After encountering a man that gave him a lot time after saving him, he becomes target of many that want the time. He then finds himself betting with the richest man where he bets all his time against him and turns out to be the winner. He has won about two centuries in time. As he was there gambling, he had met the man's daughter in which he later runs away with her. Together they have created a relationship where they look to help those people that need the time to live.
It is a really interesting plot on how Time is the source that runs society. It shows how time is valuable and how people need to use it wisely. It also shows the aspects of the upper class and lower where the upper class has all this time in the world in which they can basically live forever and the lower class work to survive. That would be a tough society to live in, in my opinion. This concept of time is was intrigued me to watch this movie.
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In Time Movie 25 Sep 2016 20:50 #10339

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Hello George! I thought your post was extremely interesting. I have never heard of that movie, but I think it is a great concept. There have been times where I have thought about how crazy it is that we use money as a way to govern society. Money is a social construction, and it’s fascinating how society only uses money because it’s widely agreed upon that money has value. But if we were to remove all the value from it, money would just be a piece of paper. Although it is totally fictional, it would be crazy if instead of money, it would be possible to use time as a form of currency.
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