More with energy, resource conservation and preservation, biological risks, and more intelligent economic planning, these two groups of people can learn much from one another. It seems that the thermodynamic realities of the conservation of energy escapes the economists and even more the financial people and investors, and the economic and financial realities of market forces are incomprehensible to engineers and most scientists.
Even SE is silo-ed for practical purposes, so that each stack can function independently. Universities are set up with divisions of schools, departments, and curricula. Corporations will fire people for talking too much to the next department or group over a block of cubicles or offices.
How can a forum be created in SE or really anywhere that overcomes this segregation so that interdisciplinary work that determines the future of humanity can be conducted. How can the important work needed to avoid significant risk and open doors wider to the possibility of vast improvement be conducted freely and with enthusiasm?