Lance Boyle is an artificial reality construct I'm tuning into Bloomberg to watch Vinny Lingham explain why he reduced his exposure to Bitcoin. Before I press play, I see an advertisement on my screen. This is what it looks like (don't press play, this is a screenshot): It says that "artificial reality revenues expected to increase from $5bn (2016) to $162bn (2020)". Artificial reality! Revenues! Increasing 30 times in value over four years! I'm distracted. Here's a line from the ad, delivered in super-smooth half-baritone with that futuristic music playing in the background: "How do you find real opportunities when reality itself is transforming?" How indeed? And how do you go home and explain that you just invested your retirement savings on artificial reality? "What is wrong with you????" Back to Vinny Lingham. Vinny Lingham is a South African Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder & CEO of Civic - an identity protection and management startup. He was also previously the fou...

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