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.