The conversion to an age-based economy began when the Dutch implemented a program called Ungdom-penge; youth-money. Five years later, almost all global economies had adopted Ungdom-penge. The changes were not in the currencies themselves, but in what currencies could buy. Thanks to the pioneering research of Jens Hjelmslevm, who created a bio-economic conversion algorithm, individuals were able to buy back years they had already lived, effectively purchasing youth. Initially, purchases were limited to terminally-ill patients, who—through their purchases—could revert to an age-state prior to that at which their diseases had manifested. Quickly, though, the demand for age-abatement far outstripped the limited supply. Through some aggressive adjustments to the algorithms, though, the problem was fixed, but at a price far greater than money. Any person could buy back up to thirty years, but the price was the immediate loss of one’s existing relationships with family and friends and the relinquishment of all worldly goods. Following the transaction, the purchaser would be “youthified,” and presented with a debit card good for six months of middle-class equivalent living expenses.
[See, I have these ideas that don’t hold my attention long enough to finish even a page.]