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Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of its birth, its current age, and other demographic factors like sex. [Wikipedia]
while life expectancy is often used to capture the general health and wealth of a country or population group, there is of course no guarantee that a given individual will live to exactly that age, or even anywhere near it. in reality, life is much more random, and so everyone’s own personal remaining life span will also be randomly drawn from a statistical distribution of which the average life expectancy is just a very crude measure.
with the goal of helping you get a better grasp of how much you should really be fearing for your life and when, expectations provides interactive visualisations of this probability distribution tailored to your own personal demographic circumstances.