If you are born in the year 2000 wouldn't you have to wait until about the year 2085 (or so) to see what the life expectancy WAS
if you were born in the year 2000?
If you are born in the year 2016 wouldn't you have to wait until about the year 2100 (or so) to see what the life expectancy WAS
if you were born in the year 2016?
I guess I'm not familiar with predicting future life spans based on guessing vs. actual data. Feel free to enlighten me
'WAS' is the past tense of 'is', meaning, the life has already been lived and the expectancy was derived from that data.
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And Thank You for the hook-up on the definition of 'expectancy'.
Simple everyday expectations that may elude you:
If you work this week, wouldn't you expect a check next payday?
If you leave on a day trip on your motorcycle, wouldn't you expect to arrive at your destination around a certain time and then return home around a certain time?
If your girlfriend tells you she's pregnant, wouldn't you expect a baby in about 9 months? (Assuming she tells you as soon as she knows. Otherwise, subtract the lag time from 9 months)
When the new baby arrives, wouldn't you expect it to graduate from high school about 17 years into the future?
When you started working, didn't you develop and expectation as to when you will retire and what it will look like some 20 to 30 years in the future?
When you look at the ages that your grandparents and possibly your parents died, wouldn't you expect to live at least as long, if not longer given all the improvements in quality of life, nutrition, medical care?
So no, we can't actually see into the future, be we make predictions and set expectations about the future every single day based on the best available information. Sometimes we are dead on and other times not so much. But we carry those expectations until we get there.
"If you are born in the year 2000 wouldn't you have to wait until about the year 2085 (or so) to see what the life expectancy WAS if you were born in the year 2000?
No, if you wait until they die, you will know what the life span of that individual actually was. It becomes a fact. Again, I refer you back to the definition of expectancy.
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