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April 9, 2021

Entrepreneurs, Radicals & the Progressives

Theo Moy, Marianne Paris

While a new bill on the end of life is discussed this Thursday, April 8 at the French National Assembly, Marianne plunges into the galaxy of pro-euthanasia activists. Between morbid innovation and bludgeoning arguments, these fighters are far from creating the conditions for a calm debate on an essential question. Supported by only part of […]

August 23, 2020

Euthanasia in the Netherlands: a Slippery Slope?

NTGV Dutch Medical Association Journal, Bert Keizer

Doctors have good grounds to fear euthanasia: it is the deliberate end of a human life. Nevertheless, many Dutch doctors have proved willing in recent decades to comply with a request for termination of life. One of the causes of such a request lies in the diagnostic efforts that are sometimes sustained for too long, […]

December 24, 2019

A design for death: meeting the bad boy of the euthanasia movement

The Economist 1843 Magazine, Mark Smith

It’s a sunny autumn morning in the Jordaan, Amsterdam’s chocolate-boxiest district. Over tea in a modishly renovated maisonette, a voluble Australian 72 year-0ld wearing round glasses and fashionable denim is regaling me with his new-year plans, which involve “an elegant gas chamber” stationed at a secret location in Switzerland and “a happily dead body”. My host’s […]

January 2, 2019

Tech Ethics Issues We Should All Be Thinking About In 2019

Technology doesn’t police itself. New technologies require us to pay attention, voice our concerns constructively, and demand accountability when people are harmed. For the seventh year in a row, I’ve released a list of ten technologies that people should be aware of in the hopes of giving non-experts a window into what’s going on in labs […]

April 16, 2018

‘Sarco’ Death Pod That Lets Users Kill Themselves Showcased

Newsweek, Jason Murdock

A 3D-printed euthanasia device that will assist users to kill themselves was displayed for the first time on Saturday (April 14) during a funeral fair in Amsterdam. Dubbed ‘Sarco,’ short for sarcophagus, the model was revealed alongside a virtual reality (VR) demonstration which let attendees experience the pod in action. The device first hit the headlines last year after […]

December 5, 2017

Meet the Elon Musk of Assisted Suicide

Newsweek, Nicole Goodkind

Meet the Elon Musk of Assisted Suicide, Whose Machine Lets You Kill Yourself Anywhere Dr. Philip Nitschke considers himself the Elon Musk of assisted suicide—and his latest death machine, the Sarco, is his Tesla. Newsweek spoke with the 70-year-old doctor immediately after the state of Victoria in Australia, his home country, voted this week to legalize […]