Julijonas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London, designed this hypothetical euthanasia machine, because if you’re going to help someone relieve constant pain and intractable suffering, you might as well have a good time in the process. From Design Interactions Research:
“Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetical euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death. Thanks to the marriage of the advanced cross-disciplinary research in aeronautics/space medicine, mechanical engineering, material technologies and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasing, elegant and meaningful.