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Figure 1: Multiple future trajectories for maximum lifespan are compatible with current trends.
Figure 2: Alternative approaches for analysing maximum lifespans from the IDL can lead to notably different conclusions.


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B.G.H. and S.H. conceived the project, B.G.H. performed the analysis, and B.G.H. and S.H. wrote the manuscript.

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Correspondence to Bryan G. Hughes or Siegfried Hekimi.

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Hughes, B., Hekimi, S. Many possible maximum lifespan trajectories. Nature 546, E8–E9 (2017).

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