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Parag and Ayesha Khanna

Co-Founders, The Hybrid Reality Institute

Parag and Ayesha are Directors of the Hybrid Reality Institute, which explores the implications of our complex and irreversible tango with science and technology. Parag is the author of The Second World and How To Run the World. Ayesha has written Straight Through Processing.
Website: http://hybridreality.me
Twitter: @paragkhanna and @ayeshakhanna1


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