John McAfee, my new favorite eccentric millionaire, recently gave a talk at the C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival, where he announced plans to create a device to thwart the NSA sticking their noses in our collective business.
Dubbed “Decentral,” the as-yet-unbuilt device will cost less than $100, McAfee promised the enthusiastic crowd of about 300 engineers, musicians and artists at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
“There will be no way (for the government) to tell who you are or where you are,” he said in an onstage interview with moderator Dan Holden at the inaugural C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival.
And if the U.S. government bans its sale, “I’ll sell it in England, Japan, the Third World. This is coming and cannot be stopped.”
McAfee is hoping to have the first prototype of Decentral ready in six months. He said he chose the name for the device because by using smartphones, tablets and other devices, it will create decentralized, moving local networks that can’t be penetrated by shadowy figures in dark suits & sunglasses. The device will be compatible with both Android and iPhones.
I’m just wondering when he’s going to go ahead and build an Iron Man Suit?