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Keanu Reeves doing a public service announcement for FIRST robotics. Wait a minute, should Neo be a spokesperson for robots/AI? [via Robots Dreams]


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Michael Campbell says:

    finally someone famous is supporting this fabulous program i so happen to be part of. Then again dean and woodie are famous to us

  2. fenwick says:

    What? You stopped the machines, now you’re helping build them again?!

    1. Keith Hammond says:

      C’mon people, to fight the machines, we must understand the machines. Keanu is The One

  3. justDIY says:

    sounds and looks like a “community service” type production to me … unshaven, didn’t even bother to hide the lapel mic, etc

    1. Pelrun says:

      Don’t forget the unfortunately placed pauses from (pause) him reading the autocue too (pause) quickly.

  4. James Tau says:

    Whoa! Most excellent! :)