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Can a computer predict when you will die ?

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Scientists are developing special software that can work out just how long someone is likely to live.

The new four-year project, which is being carried out by the University of East Anglia, seeks to determine the life expectancy of any given individual using a large database of medical data.

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MissJatti

died naturally or medically yes it can be done.

But in the 21st century we have car and fatal accidents, terrorists, clumsy buildings, even nature can kill us unexpectedly

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Grandpa Greenman

Oh my, isn't that wonderful, another way for insurance companies to rip you off.

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EllJay

The future of, a overpopulated planet, might very well be like in the movie In Time

In 2169, people are genetically engineered with perfect health and appearance. Each has a digital clock on their forearm; when they turn 25, they stop aging and their clock begins counting down from 1 year. When the clock reaches zero, that person "times out" and dies. Time has become the universal currency; it is used to pay for daily expenses and can be transferred between people or "time capsules" - the equivalent of wallets. The country has been divided into "time zones" based on the wealth of the population. The film focuses on two specific zones: Dayton - a poor manufacturing area where people generally have 24 hours or less on their clock at any given time - and New Greenwich - the wealthiest time zone, where people have enough time on their clock to live for centuries.

...or maybe Repo Men

In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called "The Union". The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, "The Union" sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival.

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DeeSember

This is one of those things I do not want to know!

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White Unicorn

Oh my, isn't that wonderful, another way for insurance companies to rip you off.

It could benefit you for retirement planning since I've seen too many live frugally and not retire soon enough, then they get sick or die before doing their dream of retirement with the money.

However, there are ways of insurance companies getting information for health and life. They get application and it includes a release of information that technically you give freely by signing applications. Insurance companies have a shared rating system like a credit score used for pricing or denial.

Follow the money, who is going to gain? The insurance companies for sure.

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Wickian

Assuming you're fed a precise diet with an unchanging quality in the ingredients I guess your lifespan could be theoretically predicted. There's still way too many biological unknowns and variables for it to happen yet though.

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Clockwork_Spirit

It might predict when you are going to die, based on various factors such as current health condition, genetics ect. but there is just too many variable. The computer can't know if you will die by accident for instance. An individual also has the possibility to turn his life around and improve the odds of living longer.

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Darkenpath25

I don't think anyone knows but our creator. We can cause our lives to be shortened but no one can predict the day hour or minute .

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EllJay

"…Think! When there is torture there is pain and wounds, physical agony, and all this distracts the mind from mental suffering, so that one is tormented only by the wounds until the moment of death.

But the most terrible agony may not be in the wounds themselves but in knowing for certain that; within an hour - then within ten minutes - then within half a minute - now at this very instant – your soul will leave your body and you will no longer be a person, and that is certain;- the worst thing is that it is certain."

The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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TheGreatBeliever

Imagine it predicting u'll die in a year time!

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FlyingAngel

We all know in advance the answer. Why waste time and resource...

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Lilly

IMO this is not a very valid method...I'd go so far as to call it BS actually.

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