euthanasia coaster - the roller coaster of death

 
“Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetic 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 space medicine, mechanical engineering, material technologies
and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasing, elegant and
meaningful. Celebrating the limits of the human body but also the liberation
from the horizontal life, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster:
John Allen, former president of the famed Philadelphia Toboggan Company,
once sad that “the ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four
people and they all come back dead. This could be done, you know.”
 

This roller coaster is not built in real life, but it's fully possible thanks to an engineer called Julijonas Urbonas. For more info, visit his site.

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