Selfies set to revolutionize life insurance underwriting?

Many of us find looking at other people’s selfies to be annoying. One survey found that a whopping 82 percent of participants would rather see other types of photos, instead of selfies, on social media.

But there is one group of people that not only want to look at your selfies, it believes these self-generated pictures can predict longevity.

Lapetus Solutions Inc., a science and technology company based in North Carolina, has developed a life insurance product called “Chronos.” This product would enable prospective life insurance customers to upload a selfie to their insurer and then answer a few health questions. Chronos’ facial analytics technology would scan hundreds of points on the face and can then allegedly draw conclusions regarding body mass index, potential diseases, smoking habits and ultimately, life expectancy.

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