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Published on Mar 4, 2013
Dr. James Martin — Futurist Entrepreneur, British visionary entrepreneur, science-sponsor, author. Largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford in its 900-year history http://GF2045.com/speakers.
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.
In this video Dr. James Martin discusses the major changes needed to avoid an environmental crunch and invites participants to the second international Global Future 2045 congress (June 2013) http://www.GF2045.com.
"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