; Sarco the ‘suicide machine’
I think it was last week when I read an interesting article about this new suicide machine named ‘Sarco’.
It was invented by an Australian scientist and euthanasia advocate, Dr Philip Nitschke, also known as Dr Death, and developed by a company named Exit International.
Apparently, it is 3D-printed and can be assembled anywhere. The pod can also be removed from the machine and become a coffin. It releases liquid nitrogen to decrease oxygen levels rapidly, causing death in a few minutes. However, the person who seeks death has to pass an online questionnaire to receive a 4-digit code before he is able to access the machine pod.
To be honest, when I read the article, I didn’t know whether I should be afraid or glad for the people.
The fact that there is an entrance test to complete before being able to have access to the capsule makes me feel a little tad better. But it is highly accessible to anyone who has a 3D-printer, which is scary.
The world is advancing way too fast.
New technology surfaces every few months. And there is more in the making that us civilians have no idea about.
I have no idea whether to support this project or not, but I am hoping that anyone who wishes to give up on life, can reconsider again.
I once watched a drama where a man was ‘persuaded’ to not suicide by rewriting his will over and over again. Ever since then, I believe that when I person remembers the people or things that matter most to them, they will remember the good in the world.
I had suicidal thoughts very often in the past. Right now, they come and visit me every now and then.
When that happens, I try to think of the people that matter most, and the things I wish to do, or the places I wish to explore. And when I successfully focus on the good, the thoughts slowly dissipate.
I hope this can help anyone who is going through the same thing!
If you have any ideas or tips, do share in the comments ❤