A story focusing on The Future concerns itself with what will be. This does not require the story to be “set” in the Future – only that the Future state of external and/or internal issues is the subject that is addressed by the story. A character centered on The Future may be trying to discover what will be, or may be trying to achieve a particular state of affairs down the line. In both the Story and Character sense, the end is more important than the present, although it still may not justify the means.
Excerpted from The Zen of Story Structure
DEFINITION: The Future: what will happen or what will be.
SYNONYMS: what is to come, what will be, prospect, prospective.
DYNAMIC PAIR: Progress, the way things are going.