Should the right to die be granted to anybody who is rational?
Philip Nitschke is an Australian euthanasia campaigner who aims to change the way we die.
Sarco is a suicide chamber, which is a coffin-sized pod that you enter in order to intentionally end yourself in a painless and peaceful manner.
It will be placed on a generator that will use liquid nitrogen to lower the level of oxygen in the capsule, resulting in hypoxia when the liquid nitrogen is discharged. The brain need oxygen in order to function properly. As a result of being exposed to low quantities of oxygen, the body gradually begins to shut down, resulting in symptoms such as disorientation, elevated heart rate, fast breathing, shortness of breath, excessive perspiration, and wheezing.
In the Sarco, on the other hand, Nitschke claims that death will be "elegant and stylish," and that the user will lose consciousness within one minute of activating the device. Death occurs within a short period of time.
Activating the process is as simple as entering and lying down before pressing a button when the time is right for them.
According to Nitschke, the 3-D printing blueprints will be available for download on the internet by the end of next year. Those who wish to use it, however, will be required to complete an online test in order to assess whether or not they were of sound mind when they made the decision to end their own lives.
Is it fair for anyone above the age of 50 to be allowed to die on their own terms? Is committing suicide a better manner of death than other options if a person has made the decision to do so, especially if other options can cause trauma to bystanders and rescue workers?
Death may be as simple, swift, and painless as clicking a button, if not more so. According to the inventor of the world's first 3D-printed suicide machine, this is what he hopes will be the case in the future.
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