I work in a big tech company which has lots of money and it spends them on experimental startup-like projects to get an edge over other startups doing innovation in this space.
Just like startups having 5% success rate, these projects also have 95% failure rate. I feel like this project is going to be one of the 95% that fail, but nobody on my team speak out about this. I feel like they are pretending that all is well because they need money for rent.
I feel guilty wasting companies money on this project, but I need money for rent too, so I keep quiet. Even if I choose to speak up I am not sure what to say. Something like "Hey team, including the boss, I feel like we are wasting company money, because this project doesn't go anywhere, which is actually what is expected, because 95% of startups fail, and this project is like a startup. Can we ask higher ups to give us another experimental project to work on or something?"
I'm torn between continuing this acting game and waiting for the higher ups of the company to catch up to this scam or either speaking up about it to my team or finding a new job. Looking back in my work experience I've realized that this scam was happening in my previous jobs, but I didn't notice it. Is there a way to avoid such scam jobs/teams?