In my high octane speculation of the day, I'm going to suggest that the scenario of regular contact between Dr. Rossi and Mr. Musk and their respective organizations is not only likely, but highly probable, for the following reason: these men and their inventions and technologies are the wave of the future, and thus, they constitute the "new emergent elite," the Rockefellers and JP Morgans of the future. As such, they will be acutely aware of two overriding considerations:
First, as having de facto monopolies on new energy technologies, they pose an immanent and long term threat to the vested interests and oligarchies of the past, which oligarchies will pursue all the typical means to protect and expand their power, by covert operations against their competitors, by denouncing their discoveries as "fraud" and "scientifically unfeasible" or "impossible" or "violations of the laws of the conservation of energy" or "impossible on the basis of current theory and knowledge" (one need only think of the response to Drs. Pons and Fleischman, and the long road cold fusion has had to go to be recognizaed as a legitimate field of scientific inquiry). And, of course, those vested oligarchies and their obscolescing theories and technologies will also seek, via financial means, to gain a measure of equity influence and control in such organizations.
Thus, secondly, these emergent technocratcs and oligarchs must develop not only secure means of protecting their investments, but they must also seek each other out and develop the techniques and methods by which they hope to overturn the power of the ancien regime and this can only be done via coordinated effort and, presumably, integrations of their technologies.
What I'm suggesting therefore is that these stories are not so much being allowed by the ancien regime, but rather, that the real game now consists of the behind-the-scenes consultations between the up-and-coming technocrats, and that they are gearing up for the inevitable confrontation with that ancien regime that waits in the corner. Expect to see more such stories, and, eventually, the creation of their own political action groups, lobby groups, and think tanks. Once that happens, then this means they're preparing to break into the public cultural consciouness in a major way.
See you on the flip side...