But the future is not a sports ground for hunters, nor is ideological criticism a cannonball. You should leave it to futurologists to imitate the boastings of an old tin soldier. The future that you have in mind is in no way an object of science. It is something that exists only in the medium of social fantasy, and the organ by which it is chiefly experienced is the unconscious. Hence the power of these images that we all produce, day and night: not only with the head, but with the whole body. Our collective dreams of fear and desire weigh at least as heavily, probably heavier, than our theories and analyses.
    -- Hans Magnus Enzensberger, p. 239 Critical Essays "Two Notes on the End of the World" Continuum Press, New York, 1982