Break Glass in Event of Commitment Emergency
How’s this for a commitment device?
Alexandra Von Feldmann‘s sculpture, the “Birth Clock” is a timepiece frozen in a glass bubble.
The moment you break the glass, the clock springs to life, marking progress.
Or, you can leave the glass intact as a reminder of your unwillingness to commit.
Dubner and Levitt have written about commitment devices before, including replica globs of human fat for dieters who need a visual reminder of the weight they are trying to shed.
(HT: Seth Godin)