A “suicide pod” designed by a longtime euthanasia activist is supposed to kill users within seconds and double as a coffin.
The machine was unveiled Saturday at a yearly funeral show in Amsterdam.
Advocates who fight laws allowing for assisted suicide describe it as a mere “stunt” from a man who hungers for media attention.
Over the weekend Australian doctor and euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke, who reportedly considers himself the “Elon Musk of assisted suicide”, showed off his “Sarco,” short for sarcophagus, invention at an Amsterdam funeral show which attracted thousands, reports say.
Nitschke’s Sarco suicide machine has a biodegradable, detachable coffin that is mounted on a stand containing a nitrogen canister; he made the machine with Dutch designer Alexander Bannink.
“The person who wants to die presses the button and the capsule is filled with nitrogen. He or she will feel a bit dizzy but will then rapidly lose consciousness and die,” Nitschke said, according to Agence France-Presse Saturday.
The Sarco was made specifically “to provide people with a death when they wish to die,” he said.
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Source: Christian Post