Disputes about euthanasia, which in Greek means “good death”, have been going on for a long time. It allows the incurably sick, suffering person to leave life voluntarily, not exposing himself to physical, but close to mental suffering. Currently, euthanasia is legally permitted in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Albania, Canada and several US states.
A prominent advocate of euthanasia is the Australian physician Philippe Nichke, who received the nickname “Doctor Death”. In 2014, he was deprived of a license to practice medicine because of several cases of euthanasia conducted by him. In 2008, Nitschka collected a device for euthanasia from publicly available household items, but he does not compare with the development presented by him at the exhibition under the name Sarco (apparently, from the word “sarcophagus”?).
The camera, most resembling a futuristic racing car, has a streamlined form and could be admired if it were not for its purpose – “soft suicide”. The person, who is inside, under the influence of supplied nitrogen slowly falls asleep to eternal sleep.
Getting to Sarco, apparently, is not too difficult: you will first have to pass a sanity test and confirm in writing the voluntary desire to die. However, it is not specified, whether it is necessary to put forward for the decision the weighty reasons (a fatal disease and so forth). At the end of these procedures, a four-digit code is sent to the smartphone on a smartphone, which is valid for 24 hours so that he can think over his decision again. If the decision is final, just enter the code on the keyboard that unlocks the button, and you can die peacefully.
Although euthanasia in the Netherlands is permitted, the report on the possibility of testing a “death machine” caused a surge of outrage in the society, especially from the telephone service for the prevention of suicide and some MPs.