Finally, a concept for humane euthanasia, the Euthanasia Coaster, a roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.
The perfect solution to the death penalty. I'll bet they'll be lining up to go out with a bang! And what a great spectator event. Attendance to rival NASCAR. Sensors could tell spectators the exact time of death and wagering would be intense, even more exciting than the horses. The income from these babies could support the entire penal system, and it would be super-efficient. Each client would be encapsulated in their own container that simply rolls off of the coaster and into the incinerator at the end of the run. No muss, no fuss. One less thug to terrorize society while providing their victims some entertainment to boot. How can you beat that?
The Euthanasia Coaster was designed and made into a model by Julionas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London. According to Urbonas, the concept is to take lives with, "elegance and euphoria." The seven loops put the body under such stress that it causes the brain to be starved of oxygen so that everyone will go out euphoric and smiling.
I don't know about you, but I would die of fright after the first plunge.
Euthanasia Coaster from Julijonas Urbonas on Vimeo.