Usually courageous people like that get removed from office pretty quick.
Unfortunately true. It's like Tommy Lee Jones says in Men in Black, "A person is smart. People are dumb..."
If only there were more persons and less people...
and we didn't need gimmicks like motion controllers, photo-realistic graphics and high framerates to enjoy them.
Since 1980 over a half million asteroids have been discovered, mostly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter
Between Mars and Jupiter, huh? You mean right where the asteroid belt is? And there are asteroids in it? Wow.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.