Sarco Suicide Machine
Have you or any of your loved ones ever said: “I’ve had it up to here and I can’t take it anymore”? If you said “yes,” then the Sarco suicide machine is something that offers you (or them) a tidy solution. It is also being advertised as a “relatively painless” way to die. The fact that the Sarco suicide machine doubles as a coffin and has a reusable base will surely get bargain hunters attention. Not to mention the fact that the designs are free to download! This beautiful machine, which the creators are officially calling a “euthanasia machine,” was created by Exit International. It’s a good business move to name your company that describes your line of business. Some people may see the name Exit International and think they make EXIT signs, which is also a good invention. Who invented the lighted EXIT sign? Kudos to them!
Check out the design on that lean, mean, assisted suicide machine. It looks like something Michael Jackson would’ve taken a nap in.
A press release from Exit International goes a little something like this:
The machine will allow anyone who has the access key to peacefully and reliably end their life
by simply pressing a button.
Developed in the Netherlands by Exit Director Dr Philip Nitschke and Engineer Alexander
Bannink, the machine was designed so that it can be 3D printed and assembled in any location.
Access to the Sarco capsule will be by an on-line mental questionnaire which will provide a 4
digit access code. On reclining in the capsule, activation uses liquid nitrogen to rapidly drop the
oxygen level, and a peaceful death will result in just a few minutes.
The capsule can then be detached from the Sarco machine and used as a coffin. The machine
base can be re-used.
Design criteria for the Sarco will be free, made open-source, and placed on the internet.
Suicide Machine Creator/Countries Who Allow Assisted Suicide
The suicide machine’s creator, Philip Nitschke, said his machine simplifies “rational suicides.” He feels that suicide should be allowed for anyone who is 70 years old and up. Assisted suicide is allowed in Canada, Belgium, Colombia, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, according to alternet.org.
There are laws in several American states that allow for assisted suicide under the umbrella of “death with dignity” for those who are in terrible health. Those states are California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, D.C. and Washington.
Mr. Nitschke told The Big Smoke that baby boomers are starting to feel gloomy as they turn ancient. He is pushing for suicide as a civil right. “These are people who are used to getting their own way, running their own lives. A lot of the women have gone through political battles around abortion rights, feminism, the Pill. They don’t want to be told how to live or how to die. The idea that you can pat these people on the head and say ‘there, there, let the doctors decide’ is frankly ridiculous…People’s lives are people’s lives. Death is a part of that, and so it should be up to them to make the decisions.”
There is still one thing that I am not clear on regarding the Sarco suicide machine. How would one make such a big machine with a 3-D printer? Do they make super big 3-D printers? They must. That’s the only way that I can fathom that they would be able to make such a big piece of equipment with one of those newfangled devices.
My body, my choice isn’t just for pregnant women, you know!