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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 […]

July 11, 2017

‘Dr Death’ and his £50 suicide workshops

The Spectator, Jessica Berens

Philip Nitschke is a former GP who travels the world telling people how to kill themselves It is a sunny Saturday afternoon in Covent Garden and we are all learning how to kill ourselves. The venue is a nondescript community centre in Stukeley Street. It usually hosts activities for children, so there are crayon drawings […]

March 16, 2017

Nikki Gemmell: I feel like I failed mum at last hurdle …

The Australian Women's Weekly (March 2017)

Editor’s Note Elayn Gemmell was a Life Member of Exit International. Dr Fiona Stewart remembers her as a polite, gentle but intensely independent woman. ‘Elayn was very grateful to Exit for the supportive environment it provided her. In some ways she is typical of our members: headstrong, independent and acutely aware of the unfairness of […]