Prison » Outrage after scientist lets the public experience his euthanasia machine in virtual reality

Daily Mail
April 10, 2018

A controversial 3D-printed death machine designed to send people to the afterlife peacefully will be ‘tested’ by the public for the first time.

The ‘Sarco’ is the creation of 70-year-old Australian euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke, also known as ‘Dr Death’.

When a button is pressed, the Sarco will fill with nitrogen, resulting in the person losing consciousness after one minute and dying after five minutes.

It will be unveiled at the Amsterdam Funeral Fair on Saturday, where attendees can get a glimpse into what it will be like to step in the Sarco using a virtual reality headset.

However, the plans have already been met with outrage with the machine being described as ‘gruesome’ and ‘glamorising suicide’.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:06 am

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