Will I Die In The Next Five Years?
those black Magic 8 Balls we had as kids in the 70's & 80's. We would ask, "will I be a millionaire when I grow up?" and all kids of questions, pretending that a piece of plastic could actually tell us our future. Actually, the fun was found in applying the vague, unrelated answers given by the ball to the questions we would ask.
Many current day tech companies like Apple, Google and others are trying to do something similar to those Magic 8 Balls - predict the future.
A recent article out of the Lancet suggests that with all the work tech companies are doing to create a digital prediction of health they may have completely missed the boat. To answer the question, "will I die in the next five years?" all you may need to do is answer a few simple questions to get an accurate and reliable answer.
If you're just dying to find out the answer for yourself here's the questionnaire.
Before you go, here are a few points from the disclaimer on the questionnaire.
It only provides accurate estimations for men and women aged 40 to 70 years living in the UK.
For example, if the risk of dying within five years is 2%, this means that out of 100 people of the same age, sex and risk profile, 98 will survive and 2 will die over the next 5 years. The result is in no way intended to be an accurate prediction of the relevant risk related to a specific person.
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