Being able to really experience and experience something: it is becoming increasingly important in the entertainment segment. Consumers want to be close to the promotion and experience something as if they were actually there. For example, through large screens, VR applications and audio effects. Partly for this reason, for example, more and more games are being released in VR - so that you are really 'in' the game. Combined with the ever-growing popularity of Formula 1 in the Netherlands, waiting for the following was exciting: Sim racing with an F1 simulator. Nowadays you can easily rent an F1 simulator for any event.
At the end of 2019, Maastricht University paid nearly two hundred thousand euros to (probably) Asian criminals to recover their hostages. Otherwise, the university remained paralyzed and thousands of students, teachers and researchers could not go anywhere. It proves how far-reaching the consequences of online crime can be. Which online threats should you take into account most in 2020?
12-hour interview marathon over the internet with aa Evgeny Morozov, Marleen Stikker, Peter Pomerantsev and Spinvis
On Sunday, March 15, De Balie and Bits of Freedom will dive with more than 30 national and international guests in 50 years of internet: what has it brought us? What price do we have to pay for it? In a 12-hour program led by Bits of Freedom director Evelyn Austin and De Balie director Yoeri Albrecht, all the people of the world wide web are investigated. From the underground cables to the satellites in space - and from the most-visited pages to the dark web. They welcome politicians, philosophers, early adopters and the generation who cannot live without the internet ...
Although you could find the word 'Bitcoin' almost weekly on front pages of newspapers in 2018, it remained frighteningly silent in 2019 around this (and many other) crypto currencies. And when there was news, it was mainly bad news, such as the cesspool of problems surrounding the launch of Facebook's own cryptocurrency, Libra. For the average Dutch person, it may seem that crypto currencies are on their way back, but is that image correct? Do crypto currencies still have a future?