If you could know how long you had left to live, would you want to know? Would you do things differently? Would you be prejudiced against people with shorter lives? Maybe not hire them? Or not date them perhaps?
The Measure asks many of these questions. The eight or so main characters are in different phases of their lives, with different priorities and backgrounds, whose lives are affected by the arrival of strings that indicate how long you have left.
The story was good, with many interesting questions posed, but I felt the writing was too loose and rambling. Nothing a good edit couldn’t have cleaned up, but I did find myself heavily skimming towards the end.