In the promotion of his upcoming film, “John Wick 4”, Keanu Reeves spoke to Wired about his perspective on the digital asset industry and how he supports crypto. “The Matrix” star was firm in his belief that the dismissal of decentralized finance will only improve the world.
Stating, “To pooh-pooh crypto, or the volatility of cryptocurrency, it’s only going to make it better in terms of how it safeguarded.” Moreover, the star referred to cryptocurrencies as “amazing tools for exchanges and distribution of resources.” Adding, “I think the principle, the ideas behind an independent currency are amazing,” in reference to the technology.
The Matrix Star Embracing Digital Currency
“The Matrix” is undoubtedly one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. It sees a hero named Neo enter into a dystopian world infused with cyberpunk themes to rebel against the nefarious use of technology for power and control. To say the film was ahead of its time was an understatement. As it delved into concepts like the Metaverse and AI long before they were cool.
In his own words, Reeves has stated Neo is “fighting for what was real,” only to be asked, “who cares if it’s real?” Leading to the primary fight for the cinematic universe. Conversely, Keanu Reeves is clear on his support for crypto and how the industry could protect the individual.
“Culturally, socially, we’re gonna be confronted by the value of real, or the nonvalue,” Reeves stated. “And then what’s going to be pushed on us? what’s going to be presented to us?” However, Reeves sees himself at the center of a conflict between technology and control.
Speaking on AI, and NFTs, Reeves stated, “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.” Conversely, raising concern over the “corporatocracy behind it that’s looking to control these things.”
Recently, Reeves has embraced the NFT sector, becoming an advisor for the Futureverse Foundation, a charity that funds artists in the NFT space. Reeves partner and fellow advisor, Alexandra Grant, stated the project seeks to “make the metaverse accessible to more people, especially from disadvantage backgrounds.”
In response, Reeves stated that the platform’s intention was to ultimately grant better opportunities. “We’re trying to take this technology that people are interested in and give opportunities to artists with different viewpoints.”