People often say to me, “Oh Stephen you were born in the wrong age weren’t you? You would have loved to be in the High Victorian or a Regency Dandy, or Elizabethan.” And it’s absolute nonsense. I mean I think to live at the summation of human achievement, in everything from computing to the internal combustion engine is a wonderful thing. Because we’ve got the past age. You can imagine that you’re a Victorian, but if you were a Victorian you couldn’t imagine you lived in the 1970’s, you couldn’t imagine you lived in the 1990’s. And the beauty of it is that we are at the absolute peak of everything, as we speak, this minute is the most modern minute that ever happened.
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