Andreas Kluth has been writing for The Economist since 1997. In 2003 he became technology correspondent, based in San Francisco. Previously, he was based in Hong Kong covering business and finance in Asia. Prior to this, he covered finance from London. He has also been a Lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Andreas is currently writing his first book, a journey through the triumphs and disasters of our modern lives, told through the story of Hannibal the Carthaginian and his Roman enemies Fabius and Scipio.