Status Update for the World Progress Report

Posted to Site News  |  Nathan Yau

Just a quick update for those who ordered the World Progress Report. It’s been with the printer this past week, and I expect to have the prints physically in my hands tomorrow. I’ll start mailing them out as soon as I get them. Thanks for your patience.

By the way, together we raised around $2k for Haiti earthquake relief. Way to go, FD readers.

Update (2/5/10) – First batch of prints went out today.

Update (2/12/10) – Second batch went out today. Last batch, mostly international orders, go out next.

Update (2/18/10) – Last batch of reports went out today.

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Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.