When will I die?
This question has endured across cultures and civilisations. It has given rise to a plethora of religions and spiritual paths over thousands of years, and more recently, some highly amusing apps.
But this question now prompts a different response, as technology slowly brings us closer to accurately predicting the answer.
Predicting the lifespan of people, or their “Personal Life Expectancy” (PLE) would greatly alter our lives.
On one hand, it may have benefits for policy making, and help optimise an individual’s health, or the services they receive.