Today, we look back with fascination at history and the paths forged by civilizations, nations and individuals. Art, music, writings, archaeology, even garbage, point to what was, how people lived, battles lost and won — from large-scale to ordinary. These artifacts give shape to our imaginations and create wonder about what has been forgotten. But the wonder is that we are surrounded by artifacts to be. We are living art that will give way to facts to be uncovered. So what exactly will the future say about US?