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The website titled "Visualizing Our Future Selves"[news21.com] attempts to answer the question how the dramatically aging demographics in the US will change over the next 40 years.

It is an example of a 'personalized' visualization of sorts, in that users are asked to submit their personal demographic data, such as birth year, race, state, living situation and gender. The resulting diagrams then reveals country-wide statistical information in the context of one's own situation, divided into 4 different groups: Population, State, Health and Finances. Accordingly, the application shows an animated population pyramid, a population age density map of the US, a disease (e.g. cancer, heart disease, diabetes) prevalence forecast, and an income versus expenditure comparison filtered by several demographic variables.

Accordingly, good statistics say there is a good chance I will still be alive in 2030, should then probably live in Utah to not meet other people of my age, and have a 1 in 4 chance to be diagnosed with cancer. Now, who will actually pay for my retirement pension, that is another question...

See also Visualizing the Aging World Population, Interactive Population Pyramid and Alternative Way of Visualizing Population Pyramids.

Thnkx to the new visualizing.org player, you can also try it out below.

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