When The Matrix released a hair's breath away from Y2K, mankind was believed to be at the height of a technology scare. In the two decades since, technology has skyrocketed. AI is real, the crypto bubble is ballooning and robots are in the military. However, amidst it all, we still have Keanu Reeves.
Keanu Reeves NFT interview results in endless laughter
In an interview with The Verge, Reeves was asked about his thoughts on blockchain technology. With his background in cyberpunk media like The Matrix and Cyberpunk 2077, the actor has often been an unintentional figurehead for the crypto crowd.
However, as it turns out, Keanu Reeves doesn't have any positive thoughts about the crypto market. During the interview, the actor was asked what he thinks about “the concept of digital scarcity and things that can't be copied”.
Reeves’ response was simple but hilarious. The actor simply explained that cryptoart is “easily reproduced” before breaking down into a witch’s cackle. If we were to write the actor’s gleeful laugh, it would be something like: “Kehee-eee-heee!”
There are Matrix: Resurrection NFTs
Keanu Reeves’ comments of the fallacy of NFTs comes in the face of the NFT launch for The Matrix: Resurrection. Much like other blockbuster movies, like Spider-Man, the release of promotional NFTs is becoming more and more common.
However, Reeves’ comments on how cryptoart is “easily reproduced” are more true than ever. In protest of NFTs’ planet-destroying effects, many have devoted themselves to screenshotting or right-clicking NFTs on social media.
The purpose of “right-clicking” is to show how buying an NFT for thousands, if not millions, is a massive scam. After all, you don't own the image, you own a token to a link of that image, and you're not in control of when that link becomes inaccessible.
Amidst an industry that makes you feel like you're going crazy, it's comforting to see someone like Keanu Reeves assuring you that you are actually mentally sound.