For anyone living under a rock since 1999, a morbidly-amusing bit in the Futurama series is the Suicide Booth, which looks exactly like an old telephone booth, only, ya know, it kills you.
Please understand, I would never want to make light of someone ending their life. I do fully support those who have lived in such pain that they can no longer bear it and their quality of life has become nil to make a clear and informed decision.
And Dr. Philip Nitschke has come up with a painless and – let’s be honest – pretty swanky way to leave this world behind:
It looks like a space pod, and the short version is that the oxygen levels drop to 5%, making the person fall asleep, then passes away peacefully within a few minutes.
The doctor is aiming for the Sarco to be available by next year, and be available for 3D printing.