Tue
Nov 20 2012 9:45am

Some Amusement: A Roller Coaster Named “Euthanasia”

Conceptual art meets killing machine! Via the Daily Mail:

An engineer has come up with macabre rollercoaster concept where passengers are thrilled and then “killed.”

The chilling Euthanasia Coaster is a theoretical machine engineered to “humanely, with elegance and euphoria, take the life of a human being.”

Euthanasia coaster designed by Julijonas Urbonas / SWNS

 

“It is designed to subject the rider to a series of unique experiences from euphoria to thrill and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness.”

The surreal structure is the brainchild of Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas. He said: “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.”

That’s his opinion, of course. The design is currently only an artistic statement based upon a previous statement by a coaster company’s president: The ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four people and they all come back dead.

If I were seeking suicide, I’m not sure I’d want to speed myself into the great beyond with oppressive g-force. Think I’d prefer a cozy, woozy drift-off. You?

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1 comment
1. Cybercat
I'd rather fall asleep under a warm electric blanket and then just drifto ff into unconsciousness. I hate roller coasters!
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