Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk
I like to think that in the future we will probably have better technology and better medical health and probably longer lives overall.
Book sounds interesting. Still trawling through the Uplift series and it's plenty readable.
(MacLeod is an English writer [he says he's Scottish but there's no difference visible in his work from this side of the Atlantic]
In this case you would want to refer to him as 'British'. Subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are British, and beyond this are either Scottish, English, Welsh, etc.
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick