Thursday, January 26, 2017

time as a commodity of exchange

Contributed by Dagoberto Chavez, grad student in my social strat class.

This is a short clip from the science fiction movie "In Time". It takes place sometime in the future when nobody ages past 25 and is compelled to pay to continue living in the form of time credits. If one fails to maintain a positve balance, then one instantly dies. This scene shows the protagonist, Will (Justin Timberlake), arguing with the antagonist, Vincent (Phillipe Weis), about Will's suspected roots. It briefly discusses the justification for inequailty on the basis of Social Darwinism.