Developed by Nathan Yau, ‘How you will die’ is an oddly beautiful graphical simulator that will guess the approximate time and cause of your death based on your sex, race and age.
The bleak app sources data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to predict the circumstances of your demise, breaking down all possible causes of death in 15 separate categories.
Here’s how Yau explains how the app works:
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.
Curious to know how and when you’ll meet your maker? Head to this page and have a go with the ‘How you will die’ simulator.
TNW originally published this piece in October of 2016. We sometimes update and/or re-publish articles from our archives that are fun, informative, or highly-relevant… like this one.