Thursday, September 25, 2008

Project 10^100: May Those Who Help the Most Win.

So, I don't know how many of you actually look around the Google website instead of just using its search engine wondrousness... but I love this company and I like to read their blog and learn about their awesome new projects.

And I found one today that people can get involved in. Its called Project Ten to the One Hundredth.

Watch the short, cute animation promotion video for the project:

The gist of it is you submit an idea you have that can help a bunch of people all over the world, and whichever idea helps the most people wins. Pretty cool eh? Imagine! You have an idea, and Google helps you make it happen! Gosh what a trip!

So Google explains it like this:

"Why this project?
Never in history have so many people had so much information, so many tools at their disposal, so many ways of making good ideas come to life. Yet at the same time, so many people, of all walks of life, could use so much help, in both little ways and big.

In the midst of this, new studies are reinforcing the simple wisdom that beyond a certain very basic level of material wealth, the only thing that increases individual happiness over time is helping other people."

"How it works
Project 10100 (pronounced "Project 10 to the 100th") is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. Here's how to join in.

1. Send us your idea by October 20th.
Simply fill out the submission form giving us the gist of your idea. You can supplement your proposal with a 30-second video.

2. Voting on ideas begins on January 27th.
We'll post a selection of one hundred ideas and ask you, the public, to choose twenty semi-finalists. Then an advisory board will select up to five final ideas. Send me a reminder to vote.

3. We'll help bring these ideas to life.
We're committing $10 million to implement these projects, and our goal is to help as many people as possible. So remember, money may provide a jumpstart, but the idea is the thing."

So... feeling inspired? Got an idea? Tell Google. They rock so darn hard. Deadline is October 20th. So put your thinkin cap on.

1 comment:

niki said...

Great contest! Thanks for making us aware of it! I'm thinkin'.....