The world's best neurological researchers have developed a microscopic device that, if implanted in your brain, will bestow you with superhuman cognition. (Think: the effects of the pill in "Limitless," only without the downside). The catch is that, every day for the rest of your life, the device has a .0001% (1/10000) chance of malfunctioning. If it malfunctions, it will poison and kill a large portion of your brain, rendering you functionally and irreversibly retarded.
Would you volunteer to receive the device, assuming you will receive the only one in existence, and assuming that it cannot be removed once implanted? Why, or why not?
A genie offers you a bargain. For five years of your life, you will become the richest and most famous rockstar on the planet. Your life will be epic beyond your wildest imagination. Immediately upon the conclusion of that five-year period, you will suffer a humiliating public disgrace, lose your fame and fortune, and forever be a cautionary tale, and your name a household curse word. Do you accept the deal?
You meet the girl of your dreams. She is ridiculously beautiful, brilliant, successful, witty, charming, sexy, and so forth. You will never meet another woman who comes remotely close to matching her in any of these qualities and more. Unfortunately, she has a sexual predilection for her own feces. She insists that the only way she can have sex is if she craps in the bed and lets it sit there while you fuck. You can clean it (and each other) up before or after the sex, but she shits the bed every time before the sex begins. Is this a dealbreaker?