The one question we all think about but do we really want to know the answer?

Nick Ayton
8 min readApr 13, 2022

In recent years the Covid situation has made each of us more aware of longevity, our mortality, as we have all lost loved ones, or been struck down by a human manufactured Sars Cov2 virus. It’s brutal. All of a sudden humanity feels vulnerable, the first time in a generation.

The question of course that nobody wants to admit is :

“How long have I got?”

“How much runway do I have?”

It’s there constantly nagging in our head but then again many of us don’t want to know the answer, or maybe they are afraid to know the answer or seemingly believe it won’t happen to me , death that is.

Confirming your runway

What if I told you there was a ‘test’ that could reveal how much runway you have left, that considers hereditary conditions and illnesses as well as the plethora of conditions our lifestyles create. Yes that’s right, our lifestyle dictates how long we live. It is ultimately down to us, because death is a disease not a biological certainty. Please stay with me on this…

What happens if you are diagnosed with a condition that if not managed properly will end your life…

Does that get your attention?

Are you part of the population that is considered the Walking Dead?

What if I told you the data reveals that 80% of humans walking around, have a condition that will shorten their lives and they don’t know. Blissfully unaware they are the Walking Dead. When you enter a room look around, note that 4 in 5 people, and that includes members of your family, have a condition that will shorten their lives — unless it’s identified early, and managed.

How does that make you feel?

Most conditions that if found early enough can be managed to extend your runway. To extend you life, the time you have left with family and friends. After all that is what matters, right?

I decided as soon as I found out there was a test, I want to know if I’ve got something bad. Maybe because I’m in my sixties and a recent grandparent, I wanted to know if I will see them grow up. I just wanted to know!



Nick Ayton

Nick Ayton is General Partners Multi Family Office, Futurist, Film Maker