There are ideas that don’t have the clearly arranged data needed to make a decision on value. For these types of projects, the only way to move forward is to talk to those who are in the industry. Make statements, get corrected, ask questions, explore.
So many people want to sit in their own comfortable space, working in solitude until a solution comes together.
The world is a collaboration. It’s interconnected, it’s not just the sum of great ideas, it’s the sum of an innumerable number of connections through the ages.
There is no way to know if time is being wasted, chasing a rabbit hole that has no end, but certainly there is an opportunity to connect and learn while doing so, that’s never a waste.