Melchurch became addicted to viewing his own future.
Each day he would go further and further along his timeline, seeing the life he would go on to have. He learned that he would become wealthy, a genuine success. A knighthood would come.
It was during the fourth week, when he was previewing his 65th year on Earth, when it happened. When the neglect on his body in the present day took its toll. When his major organs gave out from starvation and dehydration.
As his present, unfulfilling life came to an end, so did his hopes of a brighter one.