New technology can only get built by 'purists', that is, intellectual depressives who worship physics, like me. Right now, SpaceX is full of them. However, all organizations and companies eventually become hostile to these people and kick them out.
'Appearance' becomes the dominant force. The mere appearance of 'doing something' is sufficient. I won't go into all the horrors of nasa, but suffice to say they are a 'force' in the world. ROCK ON, NASA!