Dangerous Operator in the Twilight Zone. A Major Cause for Concerns.
It puts me in mind of a young and enthusiastic away team on the starship Enterprise that are training for a particularly gruelling colonisation mission. After weeks or months of vigorous training they hear the klaxon that tells them it is show time. They burst from the insertion craft and begin their treacherous journey through a hazardous, alien environment towards the distant colonisation target.
Zoom out to the captain who is monitoring their progress on a screen in his quarters, smug in the knowledge only he possess that the team was on a holodeck all along and all work is for nought but a pat on the back. The payload was virtual all along. Any real intent had been syphoned from neatly a clipped incision along the vas deferens of corporate culture called inertia.
Such is a breeding ground for deserved contempt and mutinous rebellion and leads top guns to show and shower their wares elsewhere in fields which are surely infested with the enemies of competition and opposition.
Smug captains are a weakness which future commanders do not afford.