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How long will I live?

Doing insurance-related paperwork made me realize that I haven't done one of those "life expectancy quizzes" since I was too young for it to really matter. So I googled for some quizzes and found:

Many seemed to be made by MySpace Quizilla Generators. For example: This one was stupidly unscientific and a waste of time: http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=how-long-will-you-live_1
My result was "50-75 more years. If you are over 50, you are SO living to be 100. TRY MY OTHER QUIZZES!"
(Um, dude, I already told you my age in an earlier question.)

A somewhat scientific one, but far from perfect, on moneycentral.msn.com also said I'd live until 2051. Thanks, Bill.

Lastly, the most scientific one that I found was a very intensive one, with very accurately phrased questions by
Professor Gosset at Wharton. It also says I'm living until 2051.

So, the unscientific ones say, "Dude, you're going to live until, like, uh hunred or somthing!" and both a scientific and somewhat-scientific quiz both said 2051.

In other terms, that means I'm going to see 10, possibly 11, more presidential election cycles. (How weird is that?)

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Professor Gosset's test says I will live to be about 83, which is much more optimistic than I would have guessed. Not sure that that's entirely good news, given the current state of research on my diseases, but there's nowhere to go but up, right?

Interesting, Tom. Thanks.

The Gosset survey doesn't appear to work well if you are an Asian or Hispanic American. Selecting non-white vs white dropped my life expectancy estimate by five years, but Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans tend to outlive white Americans.

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