Switzerland legalised a coffin-shaped capsule, which promises relatively painless and peaceful death in under one minute.
The death occurs through hypoxia and hypocapnia by reducing the oxygen to a critical level in the pod.
The machine is taken to the preferred location of the user and then the biodegradable capsule is detached from the base in order to serve as a coffin.
Dr Philip Nitschke, the director of the non-profit organisation Exit International, also known as ‘Dr Death’, is the mind behind the suicide pod.
Some even opined that the machine glorifies and glamorises suicide.
At present, only two Sarco prototypes exist, but Exit International is 3D printing a third machine and it is expected to be ready for operation in Switzerland next year.
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