Thursday, 25 Sep, 2008 Current Events

Google Gives Away $10M for Good Ideas to Help the World


The officials of number one search engine Google announced that the company would pay $10 million for any new idea that can help the world. On Wednesday CNN reported that Google's project, entitled Project 10^100 (ten to the hundredth) represents a part of the company's 10th anniversary.

According to the Menlo Park, Calif., Internet company, up to five ideas would be chosen by the public and a panel of judges and the winners would be announced in February.

In its press release the company said: "These ideas can be big or small, technology-driven or brilliantly simple - but they need to have impact. We know there are countless brilliant ideas that need funding and support to come to fruition."

It is worth mentioning that people are free to submit ideas in any of the 25 languages. Ideas should be submitted at by October 20. Those who are willing to take part in the competition must answer six questions and describe their idea.

The company's employees and an advisory board will analyze the submissions and on January 27th chose 100 ideas. Between January 27th and February 2nd the public will vote for the 20 semifinalists. An advisory board will then analyze them and pick up to five best ideas.

Ideas can be submitted to several categories, including community, opportunity, energy, environment, health, education and shelter. In case an idea doesn't fit in those categories, there's "Everything else" - a category where those ideas can be submitted.

Source: United Press International

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//2 Oct 17, 2008 11:35 AM | posted by: Buok M. Deng
My idea is to create a system or software that would be hacker proof. The reason is that the threat to world order is the disruption of computer controlled operations such as aviation, electricity, and nuclear weapons systems to name a few which are most vital for daily government function and security. The development of such a technology will bring national security to businesses, banks and corporations specialized in certain industries and guarantee protection including personal information.

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//1 Oct 02, 2008 01:46 PM | posted by: sharaeff [InfoMANIAC]
No doubt Google’s project is quite generous and challenging. It offers a great possibility for those who have creative ideas and can suggest something new. Such opportunities have been recently created by different companies who want to advance in their activity. Of course, it’s a pity that not all of the ideas can be put into practice, but on the other hand the company shows that the competition is going to be tough. Yet it’s not quite clear what criteria will be used in order to select the winners and what mechanisms will be used to avoid falsification. I really hope this will be a fair competition and the selected ideas will help to change our attitude to the whole world and will make us more conscious which will also be a great achievement.

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