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Will AI be an "Excellent Adventure" or "The Matrix"? Keanu Reeves waves a red flag that can only be seen by those who took the "red pill."
In his best-known film role—Keanu Reeves got “red pilled” and saw that everything he knew—or thought he knew—was a lie.
The film is The Matrix and is the origin of the term “red pilled” — when someone has their eyes opened to what’s really going on—seeing the full truth for the first time.
Neo - the character played by Reeves - takes the mysterious amber capsule and discovers that his entire world is a computer programmed simulated reality.
My guess is those red and blue pills used in the movie could easily be a collector’s item—probably worth some money to a film collector. You have to wonder how much they would be willing to pay to own the original red pill or blue pill used in the movie.
That may never be known—because an Insider article reveals that Reeves has possession of the iconic movie prop.
Reeves replied: "Not stolen… the watch and wedding ring from 'John Wick,' a sword from '47 Ronin,' and the first red pill that the Wachowskis ever gave me."
So, Reeves owns the red pill used in the movie—a fun factoid for your next Trivia Night social outing.
But seriously, in our current reality that sometimes feels simulated due to the excessive fakery, lies and psyops surrounding us—a Big Pharma red pill doesn’t sound like a plausible remedy to beat “the matrix” in today’s clown world. (And a street drug made in a nearby trailer park doesn’t sound like a good choice, either.)
Ah, well. We don’t need to be red pilled in today’s world. Do we?
The Matrix is just a movie, right? There’s nothing to worry about…right?
Or does the film series—like many science fiction films—give us a glimpse into the future?
When you consider the amount of media coverage on artificial intelligence these days…Reeves wants us to pay attention: The Matrix is trying to tell us something.
Despite the first "Matrix" movie premiering more than two decades ago, Reeves recently told Wired that he's worried that humanity hasn't learned from the franchise when it comes to the dangers of artificial intelligence.
"I was trying to explain the plot of 'The Matrix' to this 15-year-old once, and that the character I played was really fighting for what was real. And this young person was just like, 'Who cares if it's real?'" Reeves said. "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. It's cool, like, 'Look what the cute machines can make!'"
He added: "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. And then what's going to be pushed on us? What's going to be presented to us?"
"I don't mind if someone takes a blink out during an edit," Reeves said. "But early on, in the early 2000s, or it might have been the '90s, I had a performance changed. They added a tear to my face, and I was just like, 'Huh?!' It was like, I don't even have to be here." (source)
“Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.” — The Architect
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