These are [[Futures Exploration]] scenarios, based on a strong [[Future Vision]], that are turned directly into visionary stories, without any reality check or due diligence. In business terms, the goal is to become a [[Story Stock]]. It's about press releases, experiential mockups and demonstrators, not about realistic, achievable scenarios. In society terms, the goal is [[Futures Appropriation]].
In contrast to [[Domesticated White Elephant]], these are not necessarily meant to manipulate competitors, but rather the market. Future hallucinations feel more like a weird form of retro style futurism. A [Markov chain](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markov_chain) of technology trends applied to whatever topic the authors are working on, fueled by technological optimism or [[Technology Solutionism]].
[Hyperport - HHLA](https://hhla.de/en/company/innovation/pioneering-and-digital/Hyperloop-cargo-solutions):
> "*Transporting containers through a tube using magnetic levitation technology – Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and the US company HyperloopTT are working to make this vision a reality someday.*" This [doesn't make sense at all](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNzjk-kiUmQ).
[THE LINE (neom.com)](https://www.neom.com/en-us/regions/theline):
> *"No roads, cars or emissions, it will run on 100% renewable energy and 95% of land will be preserved for nature. People's health and wellbeing will be prioritized over transportation and infrastructure, unlike traditional cities. Only 200 meters wide, but 170 kilometers long and 500 meters above sea level."*