Dr James Martin – Une crise est à venir
« Humanity is drifting into time when there is great insecurity, because the population is growing too large, consumption is growing too large, we’re talking about the footprint, meaning the resources that humanity consumes. And about 20 years ago, we got to a stage when we were consuming 100% of the sustainable resources on the planet, and in 20 years from now that will go up to 200%, and that of course is impossible to sustain, and so in many ways you can look at humanity and say there’s a crunch coming.
I think we know that in many ways we’re on the wrong path today, with the civilization that we have, and so major changes have got to be made, and we’re going to have fabulous technology for creating those changes. » says Dr. James Martin
The Oxford Martin School is a unique, interdisciplinary research community designed to address the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. It conducts research to develop solutions for the biggest problems facing humanity in the twenty-first century and to identify the biggest, new opportunities.
It has 38 institutes doing leading-edge research, concerned with different aspects of the twenty-first century, from the governance of climate change and the possibilities of quantum physics, to the future of food and the implications of our ageing population. Each institute can only function by integrating multiple disciplines.
The School has over 300 post-doctorate scholars and professors, working across the University of Oxford. The different issues of the School connect to form an understanding of our future.
Martin wrote The Meaning of the 21st Century, which was made into a major film, narrated by Michael Douglas. He was a Pulitzer nominee for his book The Wired Society. When the School was founded, Martin made a film narrated by Michael Douglas, called The Meaning of the 21st Century. A recent film has been made about the School, called Revolution in Oxford.
Martin was a pioneer in the automation of software development, and was ranked 4th in Computer World’s 25th Anniversary Edition’s most influential people in computer technology. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Defense. He is an Honorary Life Fellow of the British Royal Institution, a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow of the James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at Monterey, California. Martin has honorary doctorates from all six continents.