There is a different sense of time in modern, functionally differentiated society. The temporal distinction in premodern society was time/eternity, while in modern society observes time as the difference between past and future. Here is a Google Books Ngram for the words the future from 1800-2000:
A future-oriented society is concerned with risk management, as discussed in previous posts.
Here are some Ngrams for “the future” in various languages:
Spanish, el futuro:
German, die Zukunft:
Italian, il futuro:
The trends are most clear in English, Spanish, and Italian.
Here is the Spanish version: