Diverse communities across the world have varied approaches towards matters like suicide and assisted suicide. The views largely depend upon ethnic standards, cultures, beliefs, and certain circumstances. Suicide is the act of intentionally ending one’s own life. In recent years, there have even been physician-assisted suicides as well, which are primarily represented as ending the life of a person who is terminally ill. These types of suicides are administered by physicians or some other experts. In recent days, a 3D-printed pod that offers all the people painless assisted death has been manufactured by a company, and Switzerland has already legalized these suicide pods.

There are high chances that the suicide pods will be available soon for the citizens of Switzerland. The suicide pod has been developed by a Non-Profit Organization named Exit International, which offers assisted suicide services. It has been named the “Sarco Machine”, and The word Sarco is short for 'Sarcophagus', which signifies a painless death. 

The suicide pod can be simply activated by blinking inside it. According to a press release by Exit International, the person who will get into the pod will be questioned a few times, and when they have replied, they may press the button inside the pod, which will activate the system. And once the system initiates, the pod will flood the inside with nitrogen, which will reduce the oxygen level from 21% to 1%. Within 30 seconds, death will take place through hypoxia, hypocapnia, oxygen and carbon dioxide deprivation. There won’t be any panic and choking. The person will just feel disoriented and a little euphoric before losing consciousness.

Assisted suicides are already legalised in Switzerland, and they are performed with the ingestion of liquid sodium pentobarbital. Presently, Exit International has offered one more option for those who wish to commit suicide. Till now, assisted suicide is only legal in Spain, Columbia, Luxemburg, Canada, Belgium, New Zealand, Netherlands, and a few states in the United States. The new technique of suicide inside a pod is now legalised in Switzerland, and it has been both relished and criticized across the world.

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