Is the gruesome death of this amateur inventor a metaphor for our relationship to the technology that has pervaded our everyday lives? Reported by New Zealand’s Stuff:
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Police have confirmed the death of a man found in South Auckland on Monday was accidental, and it is understood it was the result of home experiment which went wrong. Michael William Roiall, 34, was found dead at his Papatoetoe home about 2.30pm.
It’s understood the man was an amateur inventor and was found wearing a home-made helmet, which he was attempting to use to control devices in his home. It’s believed the helmet may have suffocated him.
A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said the area was normally very quiet. However, she said there had been an unusually high number of police officers patrolling the street in the past few weeks. “It’s all been a bit weird,” she said.