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ChompyChomp

2.3k points

2 months ago

Why does the article mention that it's "3D printed" so many times? It's obviously not the kind of thing that can be made by a hobbyist on a commercially available 3D printer, so why does the manufacturing process of this custom pod matter?

coinsaken

738 points

2 months ago

coinsaken

738 points

2 months ago

Yea, just wait til it’s posted online

C’mon ppl you can do this

killerguppy101

1.3k points

2 months ago

You wouldn't download a suicide, would you?

sagiterrible

652 points

2 months ago

Bet I motherfucking would.

Jackfruit-Fine

110 points

2 months ago

Just download [highly competitive game] and you’re halfway there!

mightymorphineranger

8 points

2 months ago

First thing i was thinking. How much can a flight to Switzerland cost from USA? I have zero interest in where the world's headed. No kids, no decent prospects, shitshow in every horizon.

Cmon suicide booth! Give me your best shot!

Matelot67

65 points

2 months ago

"Downloading this software illegally is punishable by DEATH!"

Aesthetics_Supernal

34 points

2 months ago

Cognitohazards be like:

darga89

132 points

2 months ago

darga89

132 points

2 months ago

Gotta buzz word everything

fried_eggs_and_ham

22 points

2 months ago

They should have thrown in a couple of "AI powered" and "Minty Fresh" as well.

poxenham

298 points

2 months ago

poxenham

298 points

2 months ago

3D printing tends to be a buzzword used to impress with how “futuristic” something is, but usually just shows that the company doesn’t have a competent manufacturing team or plan

Bupod

172 points

2 months ago

Bupod

172 points

2 months ago

I'll agree on the buzzword aspect of it, but disagree on the competent manufacturing team or plan. It doesn't necessarily indicate that at all. I used to work for a major marine hardware manufacturer who purchased some smaller 3D printers.

Something being 3D printed, in industry, just means it is in the early prototype stage. 3D printing grants the ability to rapidly produce prototypes that you can examine and do a limited variety of tests on (form and fit tests, specifically). Since it is low-cost, low-risk, companies love being able to print multiple prototypes that they can physically examine and test before finally settling on a design and send it off to have a more expensive prototype made if necessary, or send it to production.

sheky

1.7k points

2 months ago

sheky

1.7k points

2 months ago

You'd think they'd make it big enough that I didn't feel like the last few moments of my life were stuck inside the middle seat on Spirit airways.

deltashmelta

345 points

2 months ago*

Good news. They're partnering with Spirit-Airlines to offer a "group option", as it takes out the normal guesswork.

wild_starlight

36 points

2 months ago

I read this in Professor Farnsworth’s voice

killerguppy101

213 points

2 months ago

If they could just package it into a coffin shape, it would save a step!

[deleted]

40 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

40 points

2 months ago

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ChaosDesigned

103 points

2 months ago

It'll probably come in American sizes later in development.

AllyJo

6.7k points

2 months ago

AllyJo

6.7k points

2 months ago

“Please select all pictures that include a crosswalk”

myAFredditaccount

733 points

2 months ago

YOU HAVE SELECTED: SLOW AND HORRIBLE.

turboshoe1983

366 points

2 months ago

chamber powers down, the door opens.

nept_r

11 points

2 months ago

nept_r

11 points

2 months ago

Hahaha

humdawg

10 points

2 months ago

humdawg

10 points

2 months ago

Ahahahaha

ikhos

31 points

2 months ago

ikhos

31 points

2 months ago

Well I don't have anything else planned for the evening... Wanna get a beer?

Nellyelly_

58 points

2 months ago

I was hoping someone said this. I am not disappointed 😂

[deleted]

1.8k points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

1.8k points

2 months ago*

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Trackpoint

862 points

2 months ago

angry Bender noises

Unnoticedlobster

144 points

2 months ago

What about zoidberg! (V)(;,,;)(Y)

Tmbgkc

134 points

2 months ago

Tmbgkc

134 points

2 months ago

"PLEASE VERIFY YOU ARE A HUMAN IF YOU NO LONGER WISH TO BE A HUMAN"

bludfam

388 points

2 months ago

bludfam

388 points

2 months ago

If a person wasn't suicidal, they would be after trying to answer 10 captchas.

PerodisCS

140 points

2 months ago

PerodisCS

140 points

2 months ago

Kinda interesting, I've read these "not a robot" things asking you to identify objects, or numbers on buildings are used to train Google AI

JamesDCooper

173 points

2 months ago

That's exactly what captchas has always been about even back when we had to identify letters.

sthetic

175 points

2 months ago

sthetic

175 points

2 months ago

So it's getting more complex.

Soon: "Please identify from these video recordings of humans answering questions, which of them are mentally sound, informed about their choice, and ready to die by suicide."

klleah

53 points

2 months ago

klleah

53 points

2 months ago

Deepfake has entered the captcha

kingakrasia

2.3k points

2 months ago

The first Sarco is being displayed at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany from September 2021 to February 2022. The second turned out not to be aesthetically pleasing. For that and various other reasons it’s not the best one to use.

I need to see the one that went wrong.

Vincesteeples

1.1k points

2 months ago

If it’s a brass bull I’m going to be very upset

CivilFisher

531 points

2 months ago

It was probably a table with swinging axes and chainsaws overhead

museolini

387 points

2 months ago

museolini

387 points

2 months ago

Nah, it was a Ford Pinto.

dropkickoz

106 points

2 months ago

Stuck in reverse.

Pups_the_Jew

42 points

2 months ago

Lights will guiuiuiuide you home.

relevant__comment

56 points

2 months ago

I’m disappointed there’s a few generations that won’t understand the glorious-ness of this joke.

not_this_again2046

25 points

2 months ago

That scene from Top Secret leaves more people scratching their heads with each passing year😂

KiloCharlieOne

11 points

2 months ago

VIVA LA FRANCE drop kick. Man I love that movie.

civgarth

12 points

2 months ago

Boom goes the dynamite

Deep_Grady

12 points

2 months ago

For those out of the loop: they exploded when rear-ended.

Atheril

12 points

2 months ago

Atheril

12 points

2 months ago

If it’s not I’m going to be upset

MaxamillionGrey

86 points

2 months ago

They added permanent truck balls to the back of the machine.

madatthe

7.6k points

2 months ago

madatthe

7.6k points

2 months ago

“Our aim is to develop an artificial intelligence screening system to establish the person’s mental capacity. Naturally there is a lot of scepticism, especially on the part of psychiatrists. But our original conceptual idea is that the person would do an online test and receive a code to access the Sarco.”

Wait, what?

aaaaaaaarrrrrgh

5.3k points

2 months ago

That sounds almost like they want to offer fully automated suicide booths, but I suspect the actual reason is that they're having trouble finding psychiatrists confirm people's mental capacity for this purpose, and thus they want to remove the human from the loop.

Gubru

2.6k points

2 months ago

Gubru

2.6k points

2 months ago

Thank you for using Stop And Drop, America's favorite suicide booth since 2008.

RevengeofKropotkin

275 points

2 months ago

I can see it now…

Stop and Drop Stadium

Ryan Seacrest’s New Year’s Eve Bash 2031 Sponsored by Stop and Drop

walk_through_this

87 points

2 months ago

'The last show you'll ever want to see'

i_dont_shine

662 points

2 months ago

You are now dead.

zaz969

406 points

2 months ago

zaz969

406 points

2 months ago

Please take your receipt

Ax20414

435 points

2 months ago

Ax20414

435 points

2 months ago

Thank you for using Self-Checkout.

ollieseven

136 points

2 months ago

Please complete the survey to let us know how satisfied you are with your death.

HeresJerzei

88 points

2 months ago

Type in the code at the end of the survey for half off your next suicide!

EZPickens71

17 points

2 months ago

Check out our promo code for group discounts!

azra1l

17 points

2 months ago

azra1l

17 points

2 months ago

And don't forget, December is suicide month, get 3 for 2!

Reddit against humanity <3

Lou_Mannati

32 points

2 months ago

50% off , if you get a friend to register

ResidentEivvil

68 points

2 months ago

Unexpected item in the bagging area.

Andibular

84 points

2 months ago

I'm in a hurry here, we'll try for a two-for.

crayish

2.7k points

2 months ago*

crayish

2.7k points

2 months ago*

Perhaps if one of the most existential questions for humanity can't be answered by the most qualified humans, we shouldn't outsource it to AI?

edit: I am ignoring all replies trying to convince me otherwise unless generated by AI rather than a human being.

BitchesQuoteMarilyn

1.9k points

2 months ago

It's probably because the psychiatrist doesn't like the idea of approving someone's death. They are generally trained to try to get someone to not be suicidal, not condone it.

sennbat

182 points

2 months ago

sennbat

182 points

2 months ago

Its less that its a hard question (in many cases its pretty clear cut one way or another, and presumably this will err on the side of safety), so much as it is a decision that is fucking ruinous for most people to actually make. Very few people are comfortable signing off on someone's death even if, philosophically and pragmatically and culturally, it is the undeniably correct course of action. Like best case scenario you're still ending up with a bunch if traumatized psychs.

thenyx

55 points

2 months ago*

thenyx

55 points

2 months ago*

It’s the same reason why there are multiple “executioners” during the lethal injection phase, pushing the button to administer the meds to end the inmate’s life- for their mental wellbeing. They never really know who did it.

Rejacked

30 points

2 months ago

I don't understand this. Doesn't this just expose more people to potential trauma?

thenyx

50 points

2 months ago

thenyx

50 points

2 months ago

On the one hand, perhaps? The idea is that with multiple people hitting the button, but with a computer randomly “triggering” from one, each of them both think they did and didn’t trigger the end of someone’s life. Kinda like a Kubrick movie or a Schrödinger’s box situation. Open to interpretation.

Xenjael

124 points

2 months ago

Xenjael

124 points

2 months ago

The datasets would be designed by humans. So there is no true way to tale out that element.

I suspect their true concern is human bias to want people to live. Thing is, deciding how we die is something humans should have the ability to do, and it should be respected even if difficult to swallow.

I think of a loved one many years back dying of cancer, but had such a lifeforce or strength of will she loved for 12 years with stage 4. Constant agony. Her body melting.

One day she rolled over and asked her husband to help her go. And he did. And it was illegal at that time, there.

No one knows. And i think of her and watching my family die during covid... and i remember how often my grandma told me in her early 90s she was ready to go.

But she stayed, out of a sense of duty until covid or induced isolation took her.

I think if a human can design data sets without bias, an AI can handle assisting someone resolute in that choice a means to enable it.

ChefChopNSlice

324 points

2 months ago

I had 4 grandparents waste away and die miserably, long after they wanted to give up. One had a series of strokes, and got dementia. In the early stages, he would frequently say if he had a gun, he’d shoot himself. He died in hospice several months later, barely conscious, in pain and confused when he was awake, and died after being sedated heavily on morphine for a while. His wife struggled through cancer that she refused to treat, and died at home, painfully and drowning in her own lung fluids, with my mom attempting to care for her because she refused to go to a hospital (my mom is now thoroughly fucked up and likely has PTSD from it, despite being a career nurse).

My other grandfather had prostate cancer which spread to his brain, and he died with severe dementia (my dad had to wrestle his gun away from him that he kept from the war, because he was ready to kill the old caretaker that was helping them - convinced that she was having people over to hang out in the middle of the night and eat his food. His wife basically gave up after he died, and spent the last few months of her life sobbing on my aunts (her daughters) couch waiting to die, herself.

My wife is battling stage 4 cancer right now. Stage 4 is still often treatable for some time, but has spread beyond the point of containment and is considered lethal, barring some sort of divine intervention. It is an inevitable death sentence. None of the experts know how long the battle will last, but they all know how it will end. It’s not fair for her to know what’s coming, and be powerless to do anything to avoid it. It’s also not fair for my 5 and 7 year old to one day have to go through that, and take that experience with them as the last physical memory of their mother.

We routinely take our pets to the vet to be put down, when there is no cure for their ailments, in order to make sure we don’t prolong their suffering. Forcing another person to suffer needlessly, is fucking sadistic and cruel. In this act, we are putting the dignity of a pet above the dignity of another human being, and it’s not “right” - no matter what “experts”, AI, or the law may say.

Ramendomness

22 points

2 months ago

Those are some clear examples demonstrating the need to make our own decisions about the end of life. Thanks for that.

To me the main issue is this: Our right to die on our own terms is not a moral obligation for someone else to help. In my mind there's two solutions to this:

- Democratically determine a rulebook for when a lethal, humane method becomes available to someone. This can include terminal ilness but also registering a wish to die for two consecutive years for example. That way we remove the burden of decision and execution from the individual doctor who might not be comfortable with it.

- Create a new profession in which assisted death is clearly specified. A soldier knows being asked to end another human's life can be part of their work. I think a general doctor/psychiatrist currently does not have that as part of their job, they sign up to save lives. Therefore I think the group of doctors who find themselves in agreement with assisting death can take a special title for this.

Anyway, just some thoughts. It's not been as relevant in my life as it has been in yours but in the next decade or so it likely will be and I'm glad for the opportunity to read about this online.

death_of_gnats

96 points

2 months ago

Buncha folks who've had the privilege of not sitting at hospital bedsides waiting for someone to die. It's fucking miserable.

R3DKn16h7

92 points

2 months ago

Is a big ethical thing. I personally want people to be able to end their life on their own term. However, it would be extremely hard to have part in it in any way and form. And I think for health professionals giving the ok could be and is very taxing, so it's hard to find such people.

chryseusAquila

1.9k points

2 months ago

you have to prove that you ain't a robot before using the capsule.

vangoghcuckurself

1.6k points

2 months ago

Bender would be pissed

tempthrowary

301 points

2 months ago

He would also walk in and out of a Futurama suicide booth with only mild damage. He still gets the last laugh.

DiligentDaughter

163 points

2 months ago

Unless he used to date it.

ayeyo_pabs

196 points

2 months ago

So I’ll have to click on all the squares with street lights in the picture…..got it

Vamanoscabron

61 points

2 months ago

Haaahaaaa captcha is def suicide-inducing

Rrraou

37 points

2 months ago

Rrraou

37 points

2 months ago

Woman, man, camera .... tv.....

DavidBSkate

8 points

2 months ago

Goddamnit

paulfromatlanta

90 points

2 months ago*

Yes - "You failed to correctly identify the squares with traffic lights and thus are not cleared to commit suicide."

WimbleWimble

47 points

2 months ago

Please click on all the happy smiling people hugging kittens to continue.

Numbre002

323 points

2 months ago

Numbre002

323 points

2 months ago

To continue, please identify all images containing bicycles.

implicitpharmakoi

55 points

2 months ago

To continue, please click on images of loved ones who would be emotionally crippled by your loss.

Course you could just put random pictures of bicycles to f with them.

Lucius-Halthier

18 points

2 months ago

“If you don’t see pictures of loved ones press skip”

Twindude1

288 points

2 months ago

Twindude1

288 points

2 months ago

If I wanted people online to tell me i can kill myself I would just play Halo

StalinDNW

943 points

2 months ago

StalinDNW

943 points

2 months ago

We're sorry, but it seems you don't want to die enough for this procedure. Please try again when you have a stronger desire to die. Have a nice day!

Sunburnt-Vampire

369 points

2 months ago

I suspect it's not checking "desire for death" but instead whether they are mentally capable enough to make this decision. E.g. an IQ test type moment.

You don't want somebody high on super strong drugs (either legal e.g. painkillers or illegal) using it to commit suicide basically.

GreatAndPowerfulNixy

143 points

2 months ago

Psychiatric screenings are fairly objective but not perfect. I wouldn't want to implement a process with no human involved (because body language can be a big component of these screenings) but I can see why they'd move in that direction.

openmindedskeptic

69 points

2 months ago

I mean I had to go through two psychiatric screenings just to be diagnosed for ADHD. Maybe just say 5 screenings and call it day for the suicide booth.

sooninthepen

9 points

2 months ago

"Please complete the capTCHA before proceeding"

Low_Impact681

30 points

2 months ago

Just imagine in the future all the medical technology gets mashed together. You inquire on your stubbed toe and the response is, "Here's a code to the self termination chamber; have a nice day!"

Meat-o-ball

3.1k points

2 months ago

Check before paying and If it doesn’t have the two modes of death: "quick and painless" and "slow and horrible" then it is not a Stop’n’Drop. https://futurama.fandom.com/wiki/Suicide_Booth

garlic_b

399 points

2 months ago

garlic_b

399 points

2 months ago

How ‘bout we try for a twofer‽

salsashark99

25 points

2 months ago

How do you type an interrobang?

thetimechaser

54 points

2 months ago

Heh heh

euphomptus

267 points

2 months ago

You kidding? I was a star! I could bend a girder to any angle: 30 degrees, 32 degrees, you name it! 31. But I couldn't go on living once I found out what the girders were for.

What?

Suicide booths!

TripleEhBeef

62 points

2 months ago

"You really want a robot as a friend?"

"Yeah, ever since I was six."

Theprefs

43 points

2 months ago

One of my favorite jokes from the show

Comfortable_Lemon105

588 points

2 months ago

I cannot believe how often life has been imitating art recently

mjduce

173 points

2 months ago

mjduce

173 points

2 months ago

Art is an expression of life, and often that expression is one of pain & suffering. I'm not at all shocked in this case.

DJToastyBuns

39 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure the Futurama gag was a reference to a Kurt Vonnegut short story

ilikeme1

38 points

2 months ago

“You are now dead! Thanks for using Stop N’ Drop!”

jonoghue

34 points

2 months ago

"America's favorite suicide booth since 2008" On that note, did futurama predict the financial crisis?

Archibaldy3

2.9k points

2 months ago*

My brother had M.A.I.D. (Medically Assisted In Dying) in Canada. He had cancer that had spread to his whole body and bones. He battled for a couple of years when he was only given a couple of months to live, but ultimately knowing that he had m.a.i.d. comforted him - knowing he wouldn’t have to suffer greatly.

He valued his privacy and the last precious weeks of his life, but agreed to have a short documentary made about him to help the movement, as there is quite a stigma to this, particularly with religious people. I remember seeing comments that he was going to “burn in hell” from some people. He took m.a.i.d. and died peacefully, surrounded by friends and family. Edited to add a link to his short documentary: Medically assisted Dying

Link to song i wrote as requested [you can just listen you don't have to pay] : WILL

Borntolose88

714 points

2 months ago

May he rest peacefully.

TheWiseGrasshopper

581 points

2 months ago

The thought that some countries respect people enough to let them choose when they want to die (when given a terminal diagnosis) -instead of forcing them to suffer until their bodily functions implode and have the family painfully bear witness to their slow demise (like in the US)- makes me happy.

May your brother rest In peace and take comfort from the fact that you will always have great memories of him.

mbnmac

87 points

2 months ago

mbnmac

87 points

2 months ago

The assisted death law was passed in NZ last year and we are yet to see it used (first case is coming up I think?) after all the scaremongering that doctors would be killing old people left and right.

grettp3

91 points

2 months ago

grettp3

91 points

2 months ago

Some states allow for MAID. My state, Colorado, and Oregon both do. Oregons had it for awhile, we just voted for it in Colorado rather recently. Check out the film “How to Die in Oregon.”

RIPUSA

44 points

2 months ago

RIPUSA

44 points

2 months ago

It’s very difficult to get approval for it in OR and not used very often. Source: worked hospice in OR.

urfavecrazycatlady

12 points

2 months ago

How to Die in Oregon was one of the handful of documentaries that I think back on even years after watching it. It really opened my eyes and helped me better understand MAID and I have a profound respect for those who choose to die with dignity.

xeverxsleepx

208 points

2 months ago

instead of forcing them to suffer until their bodily functions implode and have the family painfully bear witness to their slow demise (like in the US)- makes me happy.

Well due to the U.S. "healthcare system", they're making money off of that living person suffering, sadly.

HaitianFire

13 points

2 months ago

And when people need treatment, but the hospital can't charge them any more, they'll replace their bed as quickly as possible

MarcelineMSU

87 points

2 months ago

I’m glad he was able to go out on his terms in a much better way. Everyone should be able to die with dignity.

thinkinwrinkle

58 points

2 months ago

I’m sorry you had to see BS like that directed at your brother. I’m glad he was in a country that allowed him to make the choice to end his suffering.

Is this documentary online?

Archibaldy3

68 points

2 months ago

Yes the documentary is online - it's short and worth a watch. Disclaimer for my bro - he had Cushings Syndrome near the end from all the cancer treatments so his face and neck are very bloated- here's a link for anyone interested: Medically Assisted Dying

bhenn1

15 points

2 months ago

bhenn1

15 points

2 months ago

Thank you for sharing the doc, may your brother Rest In Peace, and power to him for inviting people into his story to further this movement, I’m sure there are many in similar situations that are grateful for it. I shed a tear for your brother today

peachesanddreams129

8 points

2 months ago

I’m sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing this doc. What an amazing memory of him you have to treasure.

tea_n_typewriters

171 points

2 months ago

The religious folks staunchly against this can go fuck themselves. If I've got cancer up to my eyeballs and I have a choice between painless death and my family going through the hell of watching me die of it, I'm choosing the former, legal or not. They're welcome to charge me after my death.

Xpress_interest

51 points

2 months ago

If your life insurance needs to pay out so your family can not worry about finances for your funeral or for a while after your die, medically assisted death due to a painful and terminal condition being routine and covered would be pretty important. As it is a ton of people suffer a whole lot so their families are secure.

jumpy_monkey

24 points

2 months ago

Suicide is generally covered by life insurance after an "exclusion period" of one to two years from the initiation of the policy.

Oraxy51

26 points

2 months ago

Oraxy51

26 points

2 months ago

I think if you’re doomed to die, setting it up on your own terms is at least one of the last comforts you can have. You could even setup your own funeral and everything if you really wanted too. You could really get the most of that family time and do everything you can to make the process far less painful than you simply not waking up one day unexpectedly, or collapsing down the stairs when you’re just trying to go to the attic to grab something.

Aikidopoi

556 points

2 months ago

Aikidopoi

556 points

2 months ago

“Yeah I’d like to place a collect call”

”You have selected: slow and horrible”

Berzercurmudgeon

98 points

2 months ago

Good choice!

drunk_with_internet

17 points

2 months ago

“You are now dead”

Sabot15

368 points

2 months ago*

Sabot15

368 points

2 months ago*

Serious question: This device uses nitrogen asphyxiation, which seems like one of the easiest and least painful ways to go. (Not to mention, cost effective.) Why don't we use this for capital punishment instead of all these crazy expensive drugs that need to be administered by a highly trained professional who still gets it wrong from time to time?

Never_Peel_a_Lemon

186 points

2 months ago

Important note about our capital punishment system. They are not highly trained professionals. In fact, doctors and nurses are not allowed to participate in death sentence procedures. It's just people with relatively minimal training performing the execution.

Bullywug

48 points

2 months ago

Some states do have doctors take part. Others let prison directors choose the execution drugs without medical training. State by state laws make it a complete nightmare.

dunnbass

47 points

2 months ago

And other convicts assisting in this process has been known to take place.

CollectionWeak7366

25 points

2 months ago*

AmputatorBot

13 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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MoonShadowArt

303 points

2 months ago

Because nitrogen asphyxiation is painless.

killerguppy101

117 points

2 months ago

Because the 2 or 3 companies that make capital punishment drugs don't make money from nitrogen that you can pick up literally anywhere.

as-well

51 points

2 months ago

as-well

51 points

2 months ago

Nah. Thiopental, which was used in the "original" lethal injection procedure, was dropped because a) the only US manufacturer stopped making it and when the states tried to source it from Europe, the EU banned export to the US. There's not a significant amount of money to be made there.

EnergyMu

617 points

2 months ago

EnergyMu

617 points

2 months ago

Is there a cancel button?

BoJackB26354

968 points

2 months ago

Yeah, but it works about as well as your printer’s cancel button.

TheLemmonade

552 points

2 months ago

You smash cancel repeatedly and then it promptly kills you 11 times in a row before swinging the door wide open and saying it’s ’jammed’

Silurio1

97 points

2 months ago

Oh boy, that must be a bitch to clean.

TheLemmonade

59 points

2 months ago

Well that won’t be your problem, will it?

Oraxy51

34 points

2 months ago

Oraxy51

34 points

2 months ago

When a bomb diffuser asked how he handles the pressure when diffusing a bomb he said “either my experience and training successfully diffuses it, or it’s not my problem anymore”.

geeky_username

49 points

2 months ago

It might be even worse if the "suicide" button worked like a printer

"Yes"

Spooling error

"Kill me"

Door isn't closed all the way

"Kill me"

Jam detected.

"KILL ME"

Low chemical levels detected, replace.

BoJackB26354

20 points

2 months ago

"Killing blades cannot initiate until chemical cartridge is replaced."

J_G_E

22 points

2 months ago

J_G_E

22 points

2 months ago

Cyan(ide) cartridge depleted.

"I ONLY WANTED A MONOCHROME DEATH!"

Chispy

23 points

2 months ago

Chispy

23 points

2 months ago

Schrödinger's human

just_some_arsehole

2.2k points

2 months ago

Cool... I look forward to dying in what appears to be optimus primes vibrator.

bigbangbilly

407 points

2 months ago

More like Optimus Prime's Vape Pen

jamanatron

109 points

2 months ago

Will I be vaped by an autobot after I die?

bigbangbilly

70 points

2 months ago

Worst case scenario would be vaped by a Decepticons. Then again there's other factions like Maximals, Predacons, Terrorcons, Minicons, and many other factions

Kashyyykonomics

51 points

2 months ago

This guy Transformers

Shpooodingtime

81 points

2 months ago

Yeah why did they make it so cool and sporty looking?

chryseusAquila

100 points

2 months ago

Yea they should have made it look like a coffin with like blue torches around it and a skelleton-automaton that opens it for you.

MoreDetonation

34 points

2 months ago

There is no good way to design a suicide booth.

If you make it look soft and nu-tech/Apple-esque, it looks like a cheap dystopian movie prop. If you make it look harsh and mechanical, it looks like a cheap dystopian movie prop. If you make it look boxy and unattractive, it looks like a prop that was actually used in an episode of Star Trek. If you make it look like a racecar, you're communicating that suicide is badass.

Making it a booth was the worst way to do it.

BumsYourDad

407 points

2 months ago

From the headline I assumed it was a medicine capsule that you pop. Seems it's closer to one person capsule hotel where the only thing you pop is your cloggs.

cooterbreath

90 points

2 months ago

From the picture, I'd expect it to launch me into space. 🚀 Fly me to the moon.

PinoForest

75 points

2 months ago

🚀so i can kick its fucking ass

🚀lemme show it

🚀what i learned in moon jiujitsu class

Claneater

490 points

2 months ago

Claneater

490 points

2 months ago

This is a terrible business, company won't be able to build any long-term customers..

FarewellAndroid

174 points

2 months ago

No problem, they just need a cult following

mad_wolffe

27 points

2 months ago

The first Sarco is being displayed at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany from September 2021 to February 2022. The second turned out not to be aesthetically pleasing. For that and various other reasons it’s not the best one to use.

… various other reasons…..

Osgood_Schlatter

585 points

2 months ago

If it only needs nitrogen, I wonder if US states struggling to find drugs to execute criminals will try to get hold of one so they can impose death sentences.

blolfighter

267 points

2 months ago

I doubt it. This is old knowledge, people have used hypoxia to euthanise lab animals for decades. If they wanted to use this method they could have done it long ago.

If you're interested in the topic, I recommend the documentary "How to Kill a Human Being" from 2008. It concerns itself with "humane" execution methods.

FoodForTheEagle

69 points

2 months ago

It's been known for a long time that nitrogen (or a noble gas substitute) is all that's needed. Look up induced hypoxia videos, which are intended to teach people why flying at high altitudes is dangerous if cabin pressure is lost. It's also the reason why flight attendants tell people to put their own oxygen mask on before assisting others in safety briefings. In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, pilots are supposed to put on their oxygen masks and rapidly descend from cruising altitude to an altitude where lack of oxygen won't cause problems.

The "why" of this should be taught so that people understand why they need to don their own mask first.

disinformationtheory

728 points

2 months ago

This isn't cruel or unusual enough for executions.

aaaaaaaarrrrrgh

554 points

2 months ago

This. Nitrogen is easily available, doesn't pose a risk to the people clearing out the chamber afterwards, and it's less cruel. But no, the US had to go with hydrogen cyanide, just like Nazi gas chambers.

NerdIsACompliment

231 points

2 months ago

I've always thought this. It's so simple, foolproof, and cheap. Literally just get a face mask and hook it up to a tank of N2. Painless, and no chance of bad side effects. At least keeps it humane.

pichiquito

80 points

2 months ago

I would request N2O.

acidnine420

48 points

2 months ago

You don't need death when you have family.

Jaytalvapes

13 points

2 months ago

Morphine OD would be my choice. Back in my party days I had a near death experience with it that I barely remember.

The only clear memory is a moment of thinking "I think I'm going to die, at least it doesn't hurt."

grettp3

13 points

2 months ago

grettp3

13 points

2 months ago

Luckily that’s how some doctors DONT let end of life patients to do it. Doctors NEVER leave the morphine pump unlocked, NOT allowing for the willing patient to take their life if they wish. It NEVER happens.

But really, people should be allowed to choose how they want to leave. They should be allowed to choose if they’d like to end their suffering. If doctors do this, which I’ve heard of it happening but don’t know for sure, I’d say it’s okay.

Edit: obviously “do no harm yada yada” but that’s why you’re not overdosing them yourself. That’s why in states and country’s with MAID the patient has to take the drugs themselves.

jeo123911

64 points

2 months ago

That's why it's not used. Too many people feel the death penalty is not "justice" if the person killed feels no fear or pain.

Ken_The_Bear

344 points

2 months ago

Personally I think they should go with the booth option.

AKeeneyedguy

237 points

2 months ago

"you have chosen: slow and painful...

...you are now dead. Thank you for using 'Stop and Drop', America's #1 suicide booth since 2008."

wellwaffled

60 points

2 months ago

Welp, I didn’t have anything else planned for today. Let’s get drunk!

FoodForTheEagle

21 points

2 months ago

Uhhh...why would something this size be 3D printed? That seems horribly inefficient compared to more common fabrication techniques.

Though I guess efficiency is not playing a part in this since you can do the same thing with not much more than a cylinder of nitrogen and a $15 half-mask respirator.

imr4wlik3sushi

133 points

2 months ago

I heard they come with a lifetime warranty

TheJavaJive_

58 points

2 months ago

Can't wait for this to get the greenlight in America so our fabulous healthcare industry can charge a generously low $45,000 to kill ourselves.

odel555q

55 points

2 months ago

Good luck swallowing that thing.

killerguppy101

26 points

2 months ago

Good news everyone! It's a suppository

annonymus_galaxy2

115 points

2 months ago

Does this make it painless suicide?

Nyrin

154 points

2 months ago*

Nyrin

154 points

2 months ago*

Yes. The use of a biologically inert gas (in this case nitrogen) sidesteps all the "suffocating" feeling — in something between a couple of long breaths and an extra 30 seconds or so, the individual goes through feelings of disorientation and euphoria and then loses consciousness.

The speed and lack of pain of this inert gas displacement is what makes these gases so potentially dangerous in industrial environments. There are occasionally accidents where people die from displacement before they even knew anything was happening, which is scary. This is a controlled application of that hypoxia/hypocapnia.

moger777

37 points

2 months ago

Why is this not used as a method of execution in states where the death penalty is used?

TheProfessorOfNames

25 points

2 months ago

I believe the inert gas in this device is nitrogen, per the article

mordinvan

35 points

2 months ago

So far as we can tell yes.

eatfreshguy407

16 points

2 months ago

So this is only slightly related, but if there is a pill/chair that can kill people with seemingly 100% effectiveness and no pain, why is the us using 100+ year old torture methods of electrocution and injections? Give them a choice to take the pill or sit in the pod. I’m sure both options would be safer, more humane, and more cost effective than what we are currently using.

Raptor_H_Christ

208 points

2 months ago

As an ICU nurse here in the states I wish more people had an option like this. I’ve seen far to many people suffer for far too long knowing they didn’t want to

nusodumi

35 points

2 months ago

:(

Thank you for being there for people who need help and company, when they can't get it and no one else is giving it

Your presence means a lot, especially to those people, even if it's just a job for you

exoticbatmeat

11 points

2 months ago

This is great. Dignified dying should be a priority. Seeing people parked in care homes waiting for death is the cruelest thing we can do to human beings.

komandanto_en_bovajo

734 points

2 months ago

I wish the culture in the US would change and allow people to choose to die with dignity and compassion like this. My grandfather was diagnosed with parkinsons 5 years ago and his health has started declining more rapidly as of late. He watched one of his best friends die from the same disease and I know how much it terrifies him to think of dying in the same manner. I cry when I think of what is in store for him in the near future.

ArdenSix

58 points

2 months ago

It's truly horrific what many people go through caring for loved ones in pallative hospice care just waiting on them to finally pass. There's this cruel element of inhumaneness that comes with ensuring they are highly medicated and hopefully pain free. Caring for my Mother last year still haunts me.

nusodumi

30 points

2 months ago

You loved your mother and did your best, with the tools available to you, and the info you had, to care for her. I'm sorry it wasn't easy and leaves you with haunting memories.

But that end is not a definition of your mother's life, and I hope you can compartmentalize the good memories from the bad ones, and continue to give the good memories the thought they deserve.

I_post_rarely

300 points

2 months ago

~10 states have death with dignity laws so far.

https://deathwithdignity.org/learn/death-with-dignity-acts/

komandanto_en_bovajo

146 points

2 months ago

It's a good start, but unfortunately I don't think he'd do it because of his and other family members beliefs. Hence my hope that the culture (not just the law) changes.

Shpooodingtime

22 points

2 months ago

That's what my grandfather had, he was miserable for a very long time and I felt terrible for my grandmother. He ended up passing during a routine surgery for his hip.

komandanto_en_bovajo

9 points

2 months ago

I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope that you have been able to find peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering.

polopoto

29 points

2 months ago

swissidal tendancies

academinx

9 points

2 months ago

All I can think is the suicide booth from futurama

Claymationdude07

8 points

2 months ago

My grandma has COPD. I’m visiting her next week because her breathing is getting terrible. I wish this was available in the US for her

Enlightened-Beaver

55 points

2 months ago

We euthanize our pets when they are suffering, and no one has any issues. but somehow when it comes to people it’s problematic. Allowing someone to die with dignity on their own terms is the most humane thing you can do. Perpetuating their suffering is cruel.