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post #61 of 95
Cool idea, not sure I'd want to know.
post #62 of 95
i'd like to know so i could tailor my life accordingly.
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post #63 of 95
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Id like to know. I dont get why ppl think receiving a low life expectancy from the test is a bad thing. I mean at first ofc but then you get the chance to take risks without consequences.

Personally If I received a low life expectancy, Id hit on girls(not literally) more without being afraid of what they think of me later, same with telling people what I really think about them, blow all my money travelling or something exotic not wasting time doing ultimately meaningless stuff at home, and I wouldn't postpone my dreams for later and Id be more motivated to see a goal completed.

On the flip side, If I received an old age. Id prob do exactly what I'm doing right now.
same here if i can i will take the test and live to the fullest without regret
    
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post #64 of 95
This is just a huge overestimation. You'd die of other causes before your telomeres even start to become a factor. Plus telomeres have been known for awhile and any DNA sequencing can tell you the same information.
    
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Robert Heinlein's first story (published 72 years ago) deserves a mention in this thread.
    
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This is stupid. Im 16 with high blood pressure and an accelerated heart rate. Im going to die early, party hard.
    
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post #67 of 95
-Hey man, what are you doing?
-I'm having an epiphany.
-Ah... Well.. To me it looks like you are just looking at a test result. What's the catch?
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There are far too many external and other factors too, illness, disease, accidents etc. I'd rather not know my expiry date.

I am impressed with the science behind it though.
Exactly the same opinion.
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We'll die together Candy :

Whether you like it or not....
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it's not that, health insurance companies have only a 3% profit margin, they aren't making that much money.

the problem isn't the insurance, it's the costs of the healthcare itself. We have a lot of ineffective doctors unfortunately.
Don't forget the millions out there scamming the system,


But saying "they are not making much money" is incorrect. A 3% profit margin for a health care provider is a lot different then a 3% profit margin for most other business models. We are talking about a industry that covers approximately 250000000 Americans They can operate on a lower profit margin then a local electronics store and still turn an astounding profit. Considering that all they do is crunch numbers and act as a middle man for the actual client and care providers, I'd say that 3% is more then ample profit.
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