DailyDirt: Death Ain't So Simple

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Medical technology is making progress all the time, and with that progress comes new ethical questions. One of the big issues that we may need to deal with soon is determining who is really dead (or when to stop resuscitating). Growing new organs isn’t quite a reliable technology, so until we can re-grow our own organs, we’re not immortals. But we’re not dead yet….

By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

Filed Under: , , , , ,
Companies: facebook

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “DailyDirt: Death Ain't So Simple”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
Anonymous Coward says:

My reccomendation of method to anyone contemplating suicide:

Starve yourself!

If you are so intent on killing yourself, see if this desire is stronger than your desire to eat. Will you break down and go for the cheeseburger (or whatever)?

IMO, the title should prove to be true, “Death Ain’t so Simple.”

*The method gives you time to think your decision through much more than a bullet, rope, height or poison will.

Lawrence D'Oliveiro says:

... you'd end up an undying vegetable.

Terry Sciavo was one notorious case.

Another one I look at is Stephen Hawking. He has survived an amazingly long time with a neurodegenerative disease. But as time goes on, he loses more and more control of his own body. It can currently take him an hour just to compose one sentence on his speech machine, by twitching a cheek muscle, I think it is.

Has he decided what he?s going to do when even that becomes impossible?

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...