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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 3 2019
Last updated July 8, 2019

World's First Patented Unhackable Computer Ever (Canceled)

The Unhackable Computer. A new PATENTED hardware design of a Computer line that does not let any virus and Malware into it.

World's First Patented Unhackable Computer Ever (Canceled)

The Unhackable Computer. A new PATENTED hardware design of a Computer line that does not let any virus and Malware into it.

$375
pledged of 870.000 $pledged of 870.000 $ goal
36
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 3 2019
Last updated July 8, 2019

About


My Story.


My educational background and experience.

I have a degree in Electronic Hardware from UCLA and over 35 years of experience in Systems Architecture, Large Integrated Software Systems and some Hardware in various computers, Internet, Operating Systems, BIOS, Device Drivers, Embedded Systems, etc. 

My work with several US corporations.

Few years ago I got into Engineering consulting business.  Various US corporations like Dantel Corporation, Polycom Inc., Lear Astronics, Ametek Aerospace Corp., Philips Consumer Electronics Company, Hughes Aircraft Co., McDonnell Douglas Co. etc. hired me to solve a specific engineering problem.  In each case their engineering staff either could not solve a problem on hand or there were no skills available in house to tackle it.  I was paid well for those assignments. 

What am I planning to make?

“UNHACKABLE COMPUTER” which cannot be hacked in any way whatsoever.

Where did the idea come from?

In a dream. 

I was repeatedly a victim of hackers. If you were hacked as well, you can relate to the nightmare that one undergoes, the helplessness, the loss of time, money, efficiency, and confidence. 

Realizing how wide spread the problem is drove me to find a solution. I talked to tech support people at several cyber security companies.  The response was very discouraging.  “It’s not possible to stop hacking.”, was the recurring comment.

In my research, I found out that all the PC manufacturers follow the IBM Personal computer design that IBM came out with in the 1980s.

For months, I was obsessed with the problem. One thing became clear that “Software Alone solution” would not end the hacking problem.  A Hardware-and-Software solution was needed.  Most computer engineers specialize in either Hardware or Software.

Luckily, I have an in depth knowledge of Software and Hardware. Then suddenly, the solution came to me in my dream.  I woke up and wrote it down.  I went through hundreds of “what if” scenarios.

So, I came up with a new hardware design of Personal Computer where the computer processing is done in one hardware compartment and the Internet processing in another, both completely separate from each other. Nothing in the Internet processing area is allowed to go to computer processing area.  If a virus gets into the Internet processing area it cannot affect the computer processing area in any way whatsoever. The computer is always working.  In worst case, the user turns off the computer and the virus is gone. It is the two hardware compartments that make the computer Unhackable.

The US Patent office granted me patent No. US 10,061,923 B1 for this computer.

What’s my Plan and Schedule?

My plan is to build the Unhackable Computer in the first three months.

While I am building the computer with a hardware engineer, a software engineer would be working on the Operating System to be installed on the computer.  

All three of us would be testing the computer in next three months.

In six months the computer would be ready for the world.  Then, to ascertain the computer’s unhackability, we would beta test it in the real world environment for another three months.  In the next three months arrangements would be made with various established computer manufacturers to manufacture this new computer on contractual basis.

After 12 months the computer would be ready for shipping, first to the esteemed supporters who put down their deposits, and then to all other patrons.

What is my budget?

The bare minimum budget to build and test this new computer is estimated to be $870,000.  Any amount above will help expedite the process and scale production.

Why do I care?

I care very deeply because these cyber criminals are making everyone’s life miserable. The problem of hacking is affecting all of us in many ways.  Some loose their money.  Some loose their private information.  That information is used to defraud us in several ways.  Some are subjected to ransom demands.  We are being spied upon without our knowledge. Enough is enough.  This Unhackable Computer would put an end to it.

Risks and challenges

I don't see any foreseeable risks involved in building this Unhackable Computer.
Because:
It only uses currently available components in the USA and other countries.
All the materials used are readily available in the market.
No new materials of any kind.
I have the source code for all the system software that is needed for the functioning of this computer.
In other words, I have all I need to build this fully functioning Unhackable Computer. I would need the help of a couple of experienced hardware and software engineers. I have a complete vision for this project. I have done this before and I don't see any potential problems at this point.

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Long-lasting design

We would design our products with durability in mind.

We would incorporate modular design.

We would design our computers to run on renewable energy sources or recycled products.

Where possible, we would incorporate circular designs to create zero waste.

Whenever possible, we would consider software updates in place of manufacturing completely new physical products or hardware.

Life of this computer is like any other computer on the market. Components and material are the same but the design is very different.

Reusability and recyclability

We would design and build our products with;

- Minimum use of replaceable batteries.

- Recycling in mind.

- Easy repairs with spare parts.

- Implement U.S. electronic waste recycling programs 2.3 or the European Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) 2.4 and EPEAT Certification, the major global ecolabel for electronics. 2.5.

- Implement some sort of a take-back program.

Just the same way current computers recycle or keep materials and packaging out of the landfill. We would provide incentives to recycle materials and packaging.

Sustainable materials

We would use recycled aluminium for the body of the computer or laptop and recycled paper and cardboard for the packaging.

We would use the minimum amount of materials possible.

We would choose providers who use renewable energy and consider how materials are extracted and processed, and how the provider manages waste—are these processes degrading the environment?

We would implement ISO 20400 in order to help reduce environmental impact when obtaining materials.

We would consider using upcycled or waste materials.
Incorporate materials that have had a previous life and/or materials that limit environmental degradation.

Make sure not to over-order materials.

Avoid harmful chemicals that may negatively impact the environment or human health.

Avoid materials containing harmful chemicals—including certain cements, paints, stains, and finishes—in favor of safer, more sustainable materials.

If unavoidable we would make sure our material supplier uses high safety standards and the materials are clearly labeled.

Where possible we would use abundant raw materials and are both long lasting and require a minimal amount of energy to produce.

Environmentally friendly factories

We would choose factories that minimize their own environmental impact like;

- Minimal water usage, low waste production, and minimal or no emissions output of greenhouse gasses, toxins, or pollutants.

- Factories that strive to be energy-efficient and that use clean energy like solar or wind.

- Factories that keep equipment well maintained and upgraded, since this can reduce their waste output, energy usage, and/or overall manufacturing time.

- Avoid Factories that use materials—like coal, limestone, and lead—sourced directly from the Earth, since this depletes the Earth’s finite resources. Use factories that use recycled, reused, or waste products.

- Factories that use safe, non-toxic materials and ingredients that are locally abundant which limit the risk of harm to the health of factory workers, backers, and the environment. It also reduces transportation costs and emissions and makes repairs easier.

- Factory that has implemented ISO 20400 to ensure decent working conditions and reduce the factory’s environmental impact.

Initially, we would build the computer in the USA and follow all environmentally friendly rules and regulations and if and when it has to be manufactured in another country we would make sure all environmentally friendly rules and regulations are strictly adhered to.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

While choosing our suppliers we would consider the distance between factories and eventual product deliveries to be the minimum possible.

Each shipping vehicle would carry the highest number of items possible to keep the lowest emission rate.

Where possible, we would choose shipping providers who offer pick-up services.

Where available, we would choose EPA approved shipping companies that use energy-efficient modes of transportation, like near-zero emission trucks, or electric vehicles.

For international shipping and receiving we would use-environmentally friendly and cost effective sea shipping option.

We would build carbon offsets into our business plan and cost of our products.

We would use warehouses that use low wattage and long lasting lighting, efficient heating and cooling practices, and solar power to cut down on energy usage.

We would use sustainable packaging;

Which are minimal, lightweight and recyclable to cut costs, emissions, and waste or materials that are biodegradable and compostable, or reuse packaging for storage.

Minimize the amount of air or empty space in each package.

Use boxes certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council or Cradle to cradle. Avoid mixed and toxic materials and eliminate unnecessary layers or extra boxes.

Use sustainable filling materials like organic starch cushioning instead of Styrofoam.

Replace hard copy instruction manuals with online instructions or visual instructions on the product itself.

Something else

This new patented computer design would stop Internet hacking and solve one of the biggest problems of our time by;

Saving billions of dollars per year of theft by criminals.

Keep our private information safe.

Saving countless hours and money wasted in handling Internet criminal activities.

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