Enter your sex, race, and age. Each dot represents one of your simulated lives, and as each year passes, more of your simulated selves pass away. Color corresponds to cause of death, and the bars on the right keep track of the cumulative percentages. By the end, you’re left with the chances that you will die of each cause.
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The problem when playing with mortality data is that you realize that the odds of dying at your age are no longer negligible.
So WHEN will you die? According to the CDC, “only the good die young”, with their cause of death sitting high on the “external factors” scale: death due to violence, trauma, suicide, overdose, motor vehicle accidents. etc. The older you get, the more you learn, the less these “external factors” come into play. Finalizing your golden years, your life will end as a result of disease processes and organ failure.
English-American political activist Thomas Paine once stated: “Nothing, they say is more certain than death, and nothing more uncertain than the time of dying.”