In 1995 an Australian doctor created the ‘Deliverance Machine’: a euthanasia device which utilised a software called ‘Deliverance’ – patients were posed three questions via a notebook computer, if they answered yes to all three, the machine administered a lethal dose of barbiturates
The “Deliverance Machine”, invented by Philip Nitschke was a euthanasia device which consisted of a notebook computer and software titled “Deliverance”, which asks the patient a series of questions, and automatically administers a lethal injection of barbiturates if the correct answers are made.
The following three questions were displayed on the laptop screen and required the patient to click the “Yes” button in order to proceed:
1. Are you aware that if you go ahead to the last screen and press the “Yes” button, you will be given a lethal dose of medications and die?
2. Are you certain you understand that if you proceed and press the “Yes” button on the next screen that you will die?
3. In 15 seconds you will be given a lethal injection… press “Yes” to proceed.