After hearing all the suggestions from my classmates, I figured I wanted to use time to tell time and control how long my viewers can engage with it.
To start off, I would have about 5 different ways to keep track of time: smart phone, flip phone, watch, candle clock, and a sunset. Between all of these forms, I would show a brief moment of a clock going backwards. Representing time going backwards to show the progress of time tracking of mankind. The final scene would be a sunset in elapsed time and dim the screen to pitch black.