Keanu Reeves, the hero of the Matrix trilogy, does not want Facebook to build Metaverse because he believes the concept is much older.
In a recent interview with The Verge, Reeves said, “In a recent interview with The Verge, which touched on technology subjects including NFTs and the metaverse, “Can we just not have metaverse be like invented by Facebook…the concept is way older.”
Interoperability, avatars, natural interfaces, teleporting, Home Space, presence, and digital commodities are some of the core characteristics of Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse, which will transcend beyond the internet as we know it.
It should be mentioned that the concept of the metaverse is not exclusive to Facebook or Meta, as it is now known. The concept came from Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash. Of course, the picture Silicon Valley is peddling now isn’t as dismal as the one depicted in the novel.
Reeves remarked that NFTs are items that can’t be copied but can be easily replicated while discussing the impending $50 Matrix NFTs from Warner Bros., referring to the ability for consumers to right-click and save photos.
In the interview, he also claimed that he owns an unidentified cryptocurrency. “I’ve got a little HODL,” he joked. The actor also stated that he is not opposed to decentralised technologies such as cryptocurrency or metaverse as long as Facebook remains out of it.
Through the blockchain network that underpins cryptocurrencies, NFTs allow users to hold uncommon digital artefacts. NFTs can be used to own all types of art, tweets, music, GIFs, and other digital goods.