When is that point in your life when you make the jump from getting older to being older? For me, that event took place on the day when I no longer thought about the time I have lived. Instead, I starting thinking about the time I had left to live.
Merrill Lynch, a retirement investment firm, launched this new (horrific) software that can show you what you will look like as you get older. You need to have a camera embedded either into your computer or iPad in order to get the software to work properly. Since Merrill’s job is to scare you into saving for retirement, presumably with them, the software is programmed to make you look old and decrepit. Much older and decrepit, in my opinion.
Either way, I have been happily deluding myself that I am aging just fine. After all, I still have 30 to 40 more years to live. But after seeing what Merrill did with my photograph, I’m not so sure anymore.
Here’s the link. Use it only if you dare. And whatever happens, just keep putting money away. You may want to consider plastic surgery sometime in the near future.