For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.
'The worst thing about the future,' said a young friend of mine, 'is that it's so boring. It's in the Sunday Times every week, and if you miss that it's always on Tomorrow's World or the Discovery channel. What's really interesting is the past. The guys just can't get enough of it. Everyone I know is obsessed with shooting radar into the ground to find old tombs, digging up plague pits, reconstructing Roman cities, X-raying skulls, counting teeth . . .'