It's safe to say that there are technologies that have yet to be imagined. We may put a lot of faith in science fiction giants like Jules Verne and Philip K. Dick who seemed to have the gift of seeing into the future. But we should take comfort in the fact that there will one day be technologies that human's today cannot even imagine--yet.
The same concept can be applied to social structures. We are not limited by laws of change that govern history. There are not natural laws that control how society can and cannot evolve. There are no limits on human potential. False necessity is a theory, often discussed by renowned philosopher and Brazilian politician Roberto Unger, that rejects any attempts to confine the forces of society into structures.
Unger explains: "What then is the task? The task is to recover the central revolutionary insight of classical social theory and to liberate this insight from the illusions of false necessity. And if we were to take that task seriously we would then have to contest the orthodoxies that now prevail across the whole field of social sciences and humanities. In the positive social sciences, the hard social sciences, economics first among them what we find are rationalizing tendencies that explain the established arrangements in a way that vindicates their necessity and their authority."