…they have no past.
Futurists have never been in short supply after two horrific World Wars (and all the other shocking atrocities of that recent century) left over a hundred million dead. The 20th century showed the Enlightenment to be a full blown hallucination, beginning with the 18th century Reign of Terror and leaving us with the apotheosis of its madness, a nuclear Sword of Damocles hanging over the entire world.
This “Enlightenment” failed so miserably the past is unprecedendtly dismal. There is room for nostalgia. So now the hallucination is a projection: Utopia Tomorrow!