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Netherlands: 3D-printed 'suicide pod' goes on show at Amsterdam Funeral Fair03:26

Netherlands: 3D-printed 'suicide pod' goes on show at Amsterdam Funeral Fair

Netherlands, Amsterdam
April 15, 2018 at 08:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sarco short for sarcophagus, presented a suicide pod that enables its users to take their own lives at a push of a button on display at the Amsterdam Funeral Fair in Westerkerk church on Saturday.

Visitors flocked to the display to view a prototype of the controversial machine that came complete with a nitrogen capsule for euthanasia and a detachable 3D coffin to serve as an eternal resting place.

"To be able to get into the machine you will have to have passed an online test ... to make sure that you are of sound mind," creator of Sarco Dr. Philip Nitschke said.

Visitors could have a test run with the prototype using virtual reality goggles and chair to experience how it would feel to sit inside the pod before pressing the button to release the nitrogen, that would end the individual's life.

"I think that it is awesome that you can decide if you really want to die," a visitor added.

La compañía Sarco ha presentado su nueva invención, una cápsula de suicidio que permite a sus usuarios quitarse la vida presionando un botón, durante la Feria Funeraria de Ámsterdam que se celebra en la iglesia Westerkerk, como muestran estas imágenes grabadas el sábado.

Los visitantes acudieron al stand de Sarco para ver un prototipo de la controvertida máquina, que incluye una cápsula de nitrógeno para realizar la eutanasia y un ataúd desmontable en tres dimensiones para servir como lugar de descanso eterno.

"Para poder entrar en la máquina deberás pasar una prueba online. Es una pequeña prueba para verificar tu capacidad mental. Para confirmar que estás en pleno uso de tus facultades”, explica el doctor Philip Nitschke, creador de la máquina de suicidio.

Los visitantes pudieron probar el prototipo utilizando unas gafas de realidad virtual y una silla para experimentar las sensaciones que se sienten dentro de la cápsula antes de presionar el botón para liberar el nitrógeno, lo que pondría fin a la vida del individuo que está utilizando la máquina.

"Creo que es increíble que puedas decidir si realmente quieres morir”, dijo uno de los visitantes que probó el dispositivo.

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Sarco short for sarcophagus, presented a suicide pod that enables its users to take their own lives at a push of a button on display at the Amsterdam Funeral Fair in Westerkerk church on Saturday.

Visitors flocked to the display to view a prototype of the controversial machine that came complete with a nitrogen capsule for euthanasia and a detachable 3D coffin to serve as an eternal resting place.

"To be able to get into the machine you will have to have passed an online test ... to make sure that you are of sound mind," creator of Sarco Dr. Philip Nitschke said.

Visitors could have a test run with the prototype using virtual reality goggles and chair to experience how it would feel to sit inside the pod before pressing the button to release the nitrogen, that would end the individual's life.

"I think that it is awesome that you can decide if you really want to die," a visitor added.

La compañía Sarco ha presentado su nueva invención, una cápsula de suicidio que permite a sus usuarios quitarse la vida presionando un botón, durante la Feria Funeraria de Ámsterdam que se celebra en la iglesia Westerkerk, como muestran estas imágenes grabadas el sábado.

Los visitantes acudieron al stand de Sarco para ver un prototipo de la controvertida máquina, que incluye una cápsula de nitrógeno para realizar la eutanasia y un ataúd desmontable en tres dimensiones para servir como lugar de descanso eterno.

"Para poder entrar en la máquina deberás pasar una prueba online. Es una pequeña prueba para verificar tu capacidad mental. Para confirmar que estás en pleno uso de tus facultades”, explica el doctor Philip Nitschke, creador de la máquina de suicidio.

Los visitantes pudieron probar el prototipo utilizando unas gafas de realidad virtual y una silla para experimentar las sensaciones que se sienten dentro de la cápsula antes de presionar el botón para liberar el nitrógeno, lo que pondría fin a la vida del individuo que está utilizando la máquina.

"Creo que es increíble que puedas decidir si realmente quieres morir”, dijo uno de los visitantes que probó el dispositivo.

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