3D-printable 'Death Pod' for 'stylish' and 'peaceful' suicide premiered at Venice expo
Added 05-23-19 12:37:02am EST - “Tired of the old, painful and ugly suicide methods? Now you can have a "peaceful, elective and lawful death" at the press of a button with Sarco, a suicide pod ?" and it even comes with a built-in eco-friendly coffin.” - Rt.com
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Alongside halls filled with abstract art and video installations, browsers at the 58th Venice art Biennale can now get a sneak peak at "Sarco" – short for sarcophagus, – a sleek, portable and 3D printable machine that could help bring suicide into the 21st century.
Philip Nitschke's 3D-printed "death pod" lets users die at the press of a button pic.twitter.com/3u1kLzygLA
The so-called 'death pod' was designed by Australian humanist, author and euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke, whose previous invention was called the Deliverance machine and was used by four people to commit suicide via lethal injection.
"This is the most important day of your life, the day you die. It is something not to be hidden, it should be eloquent and beautiful."
Sarco's main features were first advertised in 2017, and include an unspecified electronic questionnaire to make sure you're sane enough to decide to die. After locking yourself inside and passing the test, you get the code to start the euthanasia process. Enter it, and Sarco starts pumping nitrogen to replace the oxygen in the pod, producing a slight "tipsy" feeling before you nod off for good.
Philip Nitschke's 3D-printed "death pod" lets users die at the press of a button pic.twitter.com/3u1kLzygLA— Half Three (@Halfthree) May 22, 2019
did he get the idea when he asked his wife to iron his shirt? pic.twitter.com/HaIpwAWJHR— co5design (@co5design) May 22, 2019
Do you have to buy one or can you rent it?— jason streets (@OJStreets) May 22, 2019
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