- By Parag Khanna<p> Parag Khanna is director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. </p> <p> Aaron Smith is a researcher at the Hybrid Reality Institute. </p>
Oliver Steeds is one of the next generation’s most admired adventurers. The youngest member of the elite Royal Geographical Society, Olly has competed in grueling physical expeditions around the world and starred in programs on the Discovery and Travel Channels which portray his immersive expeditions with tribes in Papua New Guinea and his reconstructions of great historical episodes. At Britain’s "Secret Garden Party," he discusses his coverage of marginalized indigenous populations around the world and his growing focus on the plight of the world’s oceans.