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Self-driving cars will profoundly change the way people live - A different world - Economist Mar 2018
"AVs could greatly reduce deaths and injuries from road accidents. Globally, around 1.25m people die in such accidents each year, according to the WHO; it is the leading cause of death among those aged 15-29. Another 20m-50m people are injured. Most accidents occur in developing countries, where the arrival of autonomous vehicles is still some way off. But if the switch to AVs can be advanced even by a single year, “that’s 1.25m people who don’t die,” says Chris Urmson of Aurora, an AV startup"

"Even with modern safety features, some 650,000 Americans have died on the roads since 2000, more than were slain in all the wars of the 20th century (about 630,000)."
TheEconomist  automation  AutonomousVehicles  transportation  mortality 
march 2018 by pierredv
Dying for a Paycheck: These Jobs Are More Dangerous Than Military Service
"82 servicemembers per 100,000 have died each year to all possible causes, and the leading cause of death is ... [accident related, at] 40.8 deaths per 100,000 servicemembers per year since 1980."

"Logging: 127.8 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012
Fishing: 117.0 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012"

Per, South Dakota had the highest combined death rates for police officers, at 22 per 100,000 officers

Per, "Firefighters die at a rate of 2.5 per 100,000 workers, which is slightly above the rate for cashiers (1.6)."

"Police officers died at the rate of 18.6 per 100,000"
statistics  mortality  military  police  firefighting 
february 2018 by pierredv
Feeling lonely? You're not on your own | New Scientist issue 3134, 22 Jul 2017
"Anyone can feel lonely, even when surrounded by friends, and loneliness is on the up. How can we curb its devastating effect on people's mental and physical health?"

"Yet loneliness may have very little to do with being on our own, or having few friends, even if this is how it is often defined. “It’s not social isolation; it’s feeling socially isolated,” says Cacioppo ... Loneliness arises from a mismatch between expectations of our social interactions and the reality."

“Correcting for demographic factors, loneliness increases the odds of early mortality by 26 per cent,” says Cacioppo. “That’s about the same as living with chronic obesity.”

"If there’s one factor that stands out in alleviating loneliness, then it is the quality, rather than quantity of relationships. "

Robin Dunbar: “For you to live, survive, work and function well depends on you having a set of very intense close friendships, or family relationships. It turns out that this core group numbers about five close friends and family – and this is very consistent across primates, including humans.”
NewScientist  psychology  loneliness  feelings  emotion  disease  mortality 
december 2017 by pierredv
Mortality Risk | III
The chart below shows the likelihood, or odds, of dying as a result of a specific type of accident.
risk  risk-assessment  mortality  death 
may 2016 by pierredv

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