Imagine if you can predict the day of your demise. Sounds interesting right. Well, this is no more a fantasy now. Because the new unit of measurement that was recently discovered in the 20th century will give an idea of a person’s death.
Modern science can calculate anything and has a huge arsenal of units for this purpose. An ordinary person knows only a few dozen of them, and he cannot even imagine the existence of some. One of the most exotic and at the same time creepy units is the micromort. With its help, you can measure the most important thing that every person has. And that is his life. Micromort is a relatively young unit of measurement that appeared only at the end of the 20th century. Which was invented by Stanford University professor Ronald A. Howard, who urgently needed a special measure to analyze solutions. 1 micromort is the probability of death, which can be defined as 1 chance in 1 million.
Micromort shows the probability of death in a particular case. As well as taking into account a combination of various factors. Sociologists use this unit for various statistical studies. And analyzes, as well as insurance companies to determine the likelihood of a person’s death. Micromorts accumulate throughout our life – every hour a person receives 1.63 micromorts. That is, we receive 39 of them per day.
Smokers receive 1 micromort for every 1.4 cigarettes smoked for an increased likelihood of dying from lung cancer or cardiovascular disease. You might not be knowing that one micromort is supposed to be drunk by lovers of every 0.5 liter bottle of wine. And because of the increased chance of earning cirrhosis of the liver. The same amount is added for 16 km that are covered by bike. When walking on foot, one micromort is added for every 27 km, and when driving by car – for every 370 km. All these risks are associated with the likelihood of an accident or other accident. But those who prefer to use rail transport get one micromort as much as 9656 kilometers.
The more active life a person leads, the faster he accumulates micromorts or, in the popular language, the more he tempts fate. But this does not mean that you should lock yourself in four walls and limit yourself to your 1.63 micromorts per hour.