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Death in 2040 - a discussion from the future

We met in 2040 and shared wine, souvenirs and hope about the end of life: what has changed since 2016? What has remained the same?

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We met in 2040 and shared wine, souvenirs and hope about the end of life: what has changed since 2016? What has remained the same?

We had the chance to welcome to special guests that evening:

- Silvan Luley is a board member at Dignitas, a swiss-based assisted suicide organisation. Switzerland is amongst the most advanced countries regarding assisted suicide and Dignitas supports legislation efforts globally (see recent example of Canada)

- Estelle Hary is a French designer and co-founder of Design Friction who designed a suicide wearable, giving its wearer the choice to die at any time with a 24 hour notice. They used this project to create awareness around assisted suicide in different communities with a focus on the UK

Our full conversation can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/20vbw3eeyh402u0/OpenIDEO_EndOfLife_Zurich.m4a?dl=0

The evening was ended with a round of DEATH, a conversation game prototype.

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Are we still dying in 2040? Our life expectancy has expanded to a point that it is not clear if and when we will die from a natural cause. But one thing is clear: if we choose to die, we are allowed to decide of our own fate.

If you participated in an End of Life Storytelling Event, tell us which Chapter or city you came from:

Zurich, Switzerland

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