Your Next Selife Could Reveal When You’ll Die
Your next selfie could reveal how long you will live.
A new website called Face My Age lets you upload a selfie and offers your life expectancy.
Here’s how it works: The website analyzes everything from the lines in your forehead to crow’s feet and the size of your nose.
Oh and it does ask you a few lifestyle questions including if you smoke, do drugs, how often you’re in the sun and marital status.
The site then estimates your expected life span, remaining days on Earth and your probability of surviving past 65.
Are you brave enough to try it? Well I was. So I took a selfie sans makeup and uploaded it. Here’s what it told me.
My Face Age: 37
Expected Lifespan: 84.6 Years
Remaining Days: 19,570
Probability of Surviving to 65: 94.1%
Probability of Surviving to 85: 60%
The site was designed by University of Illinois at Chicago Public Health professor S. Jay Olshansky and Karl Ricanek Jr., a University of North Carolina Wilmington specialist in face-recognition technology.
I need to call them because clearly their recognition software is off. I look like I’m 37?! I still get carded and I’m 31. Never fear, they say it’s not 100% accurate and their ability to more precisely detect (perceived) face age will improve as more people upload their photographs.
I have to admit, I was a little nervous to do this. And then when you see how many days you have left on earth! Craziness. It may not be 100% accurate but it does remind us that life is too short. Time to focus on our “selfie” and live life to the fullest.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.