A movie I caught on my way to IEEE ISTAS12 in Singapore.

Electronic bar codes dynamically change on one's forearm according to quota indicated by a concatenation of units in years, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. If your TIME is up on your forearm then you die. Theoretically people can live forever in this world, if they have time.

Another interesting concept is that of the zones that divide the rich from the poor. One gives up months at a time to cross from one zone to the next, making it impossible for the poor to get to the other side. This is the poverty cycle in metaphor.