Everyone knows how to play Would You Rather, right? You present two different situations, with differing benefits and consequences, and then pick which option you’d take. Simple! Ideally, these prove to be tricky decisions, which is where the fun comes in. Let’s give it a go.

Okay. Here it is:

Would you rather drive a car that used no fuel, required no maintenance, produced no harmful emissions, and provided 650 wheel HP, but was powered by a colossal, genetically engineered cockroach that was about as aware as a normal cockroach, and was in constant excruciating pain

or

Would you rather drive a car that used no fuel, required no maintenance, produced no harmful emissions, and provided 650 wheel HP, but was powered by a system that, while causing you no pain or discomfort, would reduce your lifespan by one year.

So, what do you think — put a living creature — admittedly, an insect-level living creature — in constant pain for your driving pleasure, or give up a year of your life. Tell me what you decide, and why. I’m a curious man!

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