Marx was reluctant to provide "blueprints for Utopia" or "recipes for the kitchens of the future". He seems to have had two main reasons for this: (1) it was neither his task nor his wish to play at "If I ruled the world" and to tyrannically tell free people how to organize the good society; for, by definition, if they were free, that was their own task; (2) anyway, providing blueprints for Utopia was bound to be fruitless, since it ignored the historical limits of the blueprint-maker's own vision: it would be as futile as asking a prehistoric person for a realistic vision of possibilities in the year 2000.