Here are some commonly-used words and expressions. On their own, they are completely neutral. But we don't hear them as neutral, because they are about the past, present and future. And we know (don't we?) that the present is better than the past, and the future will inevitably be even better than the present...

  • This is the 21st Century!
  • The latest ...
  • You're living in the 19th/20th Century!
  • Up-to-date
  • That's unacceptable in this day and age
  • Modernise (we will modernise public services)
  • New recipe
  • Change (we promise to bring change)

Are there other "neutral" expressions that express a similar (or contrary) view about where history is heading? Feel free to comment below!