It sounds horrible but there are so many ways to die that I don't even know if such a technology could be used for all patients. I haven't yet had a lot of experience with people dying but in the circumstances I have been, one died completely alone at home in the middle of the night, and another died in hospital after a week in a coma. There was no real sign they were aware of anything happening around them in their final days. A third with their family around them and maybe they had some sense of what was happening to them as it did.
I don't know. Sometimes I think these things are invented or mooted to help the people who can't be there to feel that somehow something has been done. It opens up a lot of questions about how people deal with death. Which seemed to be his point in doing so.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist