Dr. Martin: War & Peace In The Nuclear Age

March 27, 2012

Bermuda-based futurist, philanthropist and humanitarian Dr. James Martin has addressed an Oxford University audience on the horrors of nuclear Armageddon, paraphrasing former Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev’s observation that the survivors of such a conflict would envy the dead.

Speaking to the Trinity College Scientific Society on March 16, Dr. Martin — a one-time consultant to the US Defence Department — argued the human race cannot continue to coexist with nuclear weapons and disarmament should be a priority in the 21st century.

You can listen to a podcast of his talk here.

 The fireball produced by a test detonation of a thermonuclear weapon

One of the most influential computer scientists of the 20th century, Dr. Martin — who lives on Agar’s Island – has written more textbooks than any other living person, and is the largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford in its 900-year history.

A longtime Bermuda resident, in 2005, Dr. Martin founded the Oxford Martin School “to foster and facilitate innovative, interdisciplinary research on the problems, dangers and opportunities of the near future.”

He is also the founder of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, which is the largest nongovernmental organization in the world devoted exclusively to research & training to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

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  2. True Bermudian says:

    I thought AI was supposed to give rise to The Matrix and The Terminator to wipe us out!