I am reading this question as a clear, right-now example of a point that annoys me.
The answer is not the problem, but the first comment in the answer, which accuses the question to be OT.
Please: I would like the stuff in the Help Center regarding "Elements of Plot" be fixed since it seems to be not so clear for many people in this site.
As I see it, almost every time -with almost no exception- when we ask about a topic, we ask it to make our plot more consistent, directly or not.
Look at the core question, given the background:
Is there any practical way to implement this (that doesn't involve launching critical evidence into orbit)?
He is clearly asking about a specific aspect of the technology or protocol, given the background of his already-made plot. They talk about government, terrorists, and bla bla bla. That's not the focus in the discussion, but a specific technical matter.
So, please, fix the point in the help center since this is not the first time I see people not being capable of understanding what that point means, when everything we write here is somehow related to the plot.
Actually, delete the point since it's not useful, as it is already implied by the character building and individual actions points. Plots are made of beginning, middle (we say knot in spanish countries) and ending, and are entirely based on characters' decisions, whatever the nature of the characters is. But as it is right now, it makes people think there's something more in wha makes a plot. Surrounding elements, not being the character background (bulding) or decisions (actions) are just part of the world they belong to. So, as I see it, the Elements of Plot item should be removed.
However, my original idea is to discuss reformulating that point.