We’ve gotten quite a few emails linking to stories like this one (“New blood test can predict your life expectancy.. but critics warn of life insurance hikes”) and this one (“The £400 test that tells you how long you’ll live”).

Basically all we can say is, as readers of our book, you are WELL PREPARED to consider the possible ramifications of what this machine means for you, for your friends and family, for society, AND for life insurance. You’re extra prepared, actually, because you can also deal with a machine that tells you how, and not just when!

The test even works off of a blood sample, which matches up 100% with the machine in the comic. I need to start writing comics about a machine that introduces a post-scarcity economy to the world and also invents holodecks, and we will be SET.

photo credit: The Independent