Google: Can you change the world?

Google is launching a new project called “10 to the 100th” (known as a googol) to find ideas that can change – I certainly assume it is for the better – as many people’s lives as possible:

At Google, we don’t believe we have the answers, but we do believe the answers are out there. Maybe in a lab, or a company, or a university — but maybe not.

Maybe the answer that helps somebody is in your head, in something you’ve observed, some notion that you’ve been fiddling with, some small connection you’ve noticed, some old thing you have seen with new eyes.

If you have an idea that you believe would help somebody, we want to hear about it. We’re looking for ideas that help as many people as possible, in any way, and we’re committing the funding to launch them. You can submit your ideas and help vote on ideas from others. Final idea selections will be made by an advisory board.

Do you have any ideas? Big ideas? Well this may well be one of the most straightforward ways you can leverage a behemoth like Google to bring your idea to light and hopefully improve the course of humankind. Google is committing $10million to implement five selected ideas.

Go on!

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1 comment so far

  1. Scott on

    Good concept, but unless I read it wrong, it appears that the submitter of the great idea gets nothing in return. If your idea is choosen, Google hires other people to get your idea realized. I would think that the originator of the great idea would at least like to be on the team to see it through.


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