[Question] Why are the people who could be doing safety research, but aren’t, doing something else?

Imag­ine the set “the 50 peo­ple who would most helpfully con­tribute to tech­ni­cal al­ign­ment re­search, were they to be work­ing on it, yet who are work­ing on some­thing else in­stead.” If you had to guess—if you had to make up a story which seems plau­si­ble—why are they work­ing on some­thing else in­stead? And what is it they’re work­ing on?