This graph of the sciences shows the fragmentation of academia, as measured by co-citations.
A kingdom of epiphanies is waiting for people in the middle who can find new ways to connect the dots. pic.twitter.com/WK4UHizFSe
— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴘᴇʀᴇʟʟ ✌ (@david_perell) March 23, 2020
In academia, though, generally you are punished for strongly cross-discipline research. It’s a career negative and sometimes a career killer. And outside of academia if you pursue any line of inquiry without the right pieces of paper, you’re just ignored.
Break this impasse, and a better world might result.