Some Institutions serve great purpose in the advancement of technology, if not mankind itself. However, entities tend to become protective of their own view and place in things.
So often, the institutions that provided the breakthroughs become themselves impediments to progress. But, while it is often harder than it should be to continue to path to progress, reality comes to bear.
For every disruptive technology, there is an entrenched model being the disrupted. When the right technology becomes available, often the entrenched’s best option is to disrupt its own business or suffer the consequences.