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occamsrazorwit380 karma

Dr. Gupta, having said that, what is your position on physician-assisted suicide? Alternatively, what would you do if you weren't yourself anymore?

Edit: A word

occamsrazorwit3 karma

That seems to be his argument.

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Then again, I'm not sure how you could radically improve the selection process.

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occamsrazorwit3 karma

How fitting. That comic sums up why ASW is ending :(

occamsrazorwit1 karma

What would I do if I weren't me? Something about that question is fundamentally wrong.

It's called advanced directives (living wills). You can set up your own healthcare in advance for situations where you aren't, legally, "yourself" (e.g. in a coma, severely brain damaged, diagnosed with dementia).