John McAfee admits that he gets bored easily, especially after one of his projects comes to life. He's eager to move on to the next big thing, and the next big thing, according to him, will be "D-Central."
D-Central is McAfee's newest project that sets out to block the NSA from viewing your information. And, no, it won't be some expensive device that will take a ton of time to setup: McAfee wants it to be $100 and pocket-sized, the tech entrepreneur told a crowd at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. McAfee is designing the device to create a decentralized, "floating" local network by communicating with smartphones and tablets, which would have a range of about three blocks and can't be penetrated by government agencies. Everyone within those three blocks can talk to each other and share information privately. "My new technology is going to provide a new type of Internet, a decentralized, floating and moving Internet that is impossible to hack, impossible to penetrate and vastly superior in terms of its facility and neutrality. It solves all of our security concerns," McAfee says.
"There will be no way [for the government] to tell who you are or where you are," he continued. McAfee is planning to get it into the prototype phase in the coming months, though the project has been in the works for years. The Edward Snowden NSA revelations helped ignite the urge to get the product out and in stores.
The McAfee founder said that he is completely aware that his device could be banned and might not make it to stores, but he simply said that he's "sell it in England" if he couldn't in the U.S.
"This is coming and cannot be stopped," he said.