Here's a neat little data-visualization of the possible outcomes in an old Choose-Your-Own-Adventure message, in which life was nasty, brutish and short.
Michael Niggel took a look at Journey Under the Sea, and mapped out all possible paths. It turns out that death and unfavorable endings are in fact much more likely than the rest.Choose Your Own Adventure - Most Likely You'll Die
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.