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Naomi Augustine grew up in Japan and has a bachelor’s in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.  Her career spans across aerospace, gaming, and augmented reality.  She is currently the co-founder of QXR Studios, specializing in augmented and extended reality (AR/XR) storytelling.

Her alter ego is a science fiction writer.  

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Physicists were right.  Turns out we live in a giant computer simulation and our world isn’t the only one. There are many others.  In one world, climate change threatens humanity.  A 10-year old refugee befriends an artificial intelligence in a city full of holograms and works together to solve the crisis.  In another, an anti-social college student becomes suspicious of the existence of parallel worlds and figures out how to cross over.  With the help of his new online friends, they set out to unravel the mystery behind the simulation and its mischievous architect.

 

Mixed Realities is a collection of stories that poke at the squishy parts of our universe, human understanding, and our relationship with technology.  Illustrated QR codes are embedded throughout the book to let you listen to the soundtrack on the fly.  

 

Don’t trust your senses.  Don’t even trust your measuring equipment. Reality is not what it seems.