Recap: Are Startup Investments profitable?
Since 2017, I invested in multiple Startups via Crowdinvesting platforms. Before that, I only invested in public traded companies. I am currently thinking about investing in some new Startups (and I also operate my own Startup), so that is a good time to check if my previous investments are profitable. Industry Type Year Performance Comment Drinks Loan 2017 No profit yet Waiting for repayment, company currently unable to pay. Software Loan 2019 No profit yet Growing fast but no profit yet.
VR and digital Assistants are the Future
I want to make a prediction. I think in around 10 - 15 years, most of the people in the western World will own or think about owning a Virtual Reality Headset. I also think that digital Assistants like Google Assistant or Alexa will be more important in that context than currently. For context: I own a VR Headset and use digital Assistants since multiple years. I also worked in a team developing a digital Assistant and seeing practical use-cases for AR in the past.
Why Communism doesn’t work
Modern Communists are hard to argue with. Mostly because they say things like “There never was a real communist country”. So it’s hard to take real world examples, because they say countries like the Soviet Union, German Democratic Republic, Cuba or China “never were truly communist”. But I argue there can never be a “truly communist” country. Why? Because it is impossible to create that after my opinion. So if you are open for different opinions, then continue reading.
The Reason why Linux Gaming is so limited
Ever tried Gaming on a Linux system? Even though Linux exists since more than 30 years now, it is still hard to play a Game on it. Most Games don’t even publish a release for Linux. That’s why projects like Wine exist (Wine provides a compatibility layer so that Linux Users can play Windows Games) Why is it like that? For that, we need to understand how a Game works and how a Game Developer thinks.
The Scapegoat called Meta
Many people hate Facebook and Instagram. They say it makes us feel bad, is bad for our health, increases the suicide rate of teens and does many more bad things. But is Meta really all the bad in this world, or is it maybe that Meta just offers a Tool, and it depends how people use it? I want to shine a light on the later part in this article.