Peoples' Temperaments in the flow of the go
Note the formal names of the four Keirseyan Temperaments as taught in Linda Berens' books are: Idealist, Rational, Guardian, and Artisan. And that particular sequence is utilized in the above paragraph (yes, I'm of the Idealist Temperament type.) Archetypally imagine four people on an assembly line, one each of the above temperaments, and the assembly line is creating the complete electrically powered space access system. -- or, whatever your system is.
Comprehending the very different
So, perhaps the loop elevator-like device can be initially comprehended by imagining an equatorial plane Earth orbit completely occupied by a rope, or even a thin stream of non-volatile liquid, which is rotating around the planet at orbital velocity; then shift from a circular to an elliptical orbit, compensating for the changes needed, until the elliptical orbit grazes the earth's equatorial surface and precesses around synchronous with the Earth's daily rotation, thus forming the basic structure from ground to high in space, even to GEO. Those "compensations", such as for the meteoric velocity as it streams through the earth's atmospheric part of the path, and for the differences in velocity along the elliptical orbital path, are what some specific technological coherent configuration provides, as the one described on my websites and several published papers do.
If I am unprepared to see something quite different from the usual, it may come and go without me fully seeing it, comprehending it. Worse, if I am very busy, unless my RAS perceived the new thing as dangerous, it may never make it all the way to my consciousness, and thus essentially never have been, never noticed. Maybe others are that way, too.
This is part of the tendency to see that which we are set up to see, to interpret it according to the context perceived, the pre-conditioning by others, in some cases. If I remember correctly, our brains take in sensual data (from eyes, ears, etc) at the rate of a million bits per second sum total, and only a little bit makes it all the way to our conscious noticing awareness. All the pre-processing that goes on to clear out the non-essentials is almost miraculous yet is imperfect. Similar things happen to other input information such as what we read; if there is no framework on which to place each new bit of info, unless it goes into the "I will figure this out later, maybe" mental shelf, it goes into the "bit bucket."
So, I have been dealing with this happening over the years as I attempt to get peoples' attention to the electrical space access technology concepts and what they could make possible in terms of civilizations major needs coming up too fast. Clearly my rantings about it all have gone into the "I don't know quite what it is" bit bucket, gone. Attempts to utilize the familiar, such as the centrifugally shaped cowboy's lasso, hula hoop, electric motor, often get ridiculed by the esteemed learned folk.