“What is going to happen in your lifetime will be incredible,” said Martin, who has been cited as Britain's leading thinker about the future. He is an author; business leader; social entrepreneur in the fields of digital
Martin’s interactive presentation, “The Transformation of Humankind,” is based upon his manuscript of one of his 100+ books, The Meaning of the 21st Century, and is geared specifically towards students, depicting where the world is heading and how it may play out in the next 90 years. This was his first public presentation of this lecture and he plans to deliver it
Citing projections of Earth’s rising baseline temperature, population increases, technological advances, and effects on natural resources, Martin provided the Cushing community with thought-provoking insight during the presentation as well as after in an open question/answer session. While Martin believes that interdisciplinary scholarship is extremely valuable, he impressed upon his audience the importance of realizing the big picture and connecting the dots. “As students today, there are so many exciting opportunities. I hope that Cushing will get you into the frame of mind where you are constantly inventing and exploring.”
A member of the Board of Advisors for the Cushing Institute for 21st Century Leadership, Dr. Martin spent additional time on campus for meetings with faculty, students, and the Advisory Board. For more information on James Martin, visit his personal website and the James Martin 21st Century School.