is for Future.
The future is any time that hasn’t happened yet. Unless time is some weird Möbius band, then maybe the future may be time that has already happened but that we, at this point in time, are unaware of. Sounds nuts to me, but then I’m no economist.
Basically the future is a big blank screen onto which we can project all of our hopes, dreams, and debilitating fears. It’s something we try to effectively affect, but mostly just brutally affects us.