Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves talks about cryptocurrencies, NFTs, metaverse, and much more, during the promotion of John Wick 4, saying the principle behind cryptocurrency is amazing.
In an interview with Wired, Keanu Reeves noted “I think the principle, the ideas behind an independent currency, are amazing. These are amazing tools for exchanges and distribution of resources. So to pooh-pooh crypto, or the volatility of cryptocurrency, it’s only going to make it better in terms of how it’s safeguarded.”
When asked about how his popular movie the Matrix just looks more and more wildly prophetic by the day seeing how AI is taking over, Reeves responded “People are growing up with these tools: We’re listening to music already that’s made by AI in the style of Nirvana, there’s NFT digital art.”
Reeves added “It’s cool, like, Look what the cute machines can make! But there’s a corporatocracy behind it that’s looking to control those things. Culturally, socially, we’re gonna be confronted by the value of real, or the nonvalue.”
Speaking about his concerns about the metaverse, Reeves noted “It’s this sensorium. It’s spectacle. And it’s a system of control and manipulation. We’re on our knees looking at cave walls and seeing the projections, and we’re not having the chance to look behind us. Or to the side.”
Reeves stated that Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta has created more land, and now there’s more land for sale. “It’s wealth creation and its opportunity,” he added.
Last June Keanu Reeves launched Futureverse Foundation with Fluf world NFT along with artist Alexandra Grant. Regarding the foundation, Reeves stated it’s something his partner, Alexandra Grant, is really interested in, so he’s kind of riding her coattails.
“I helped set up the launch. We’re trying to take this technology that people are interested in and give opportunities to artists with different viewpoints,” the Matrix star added.