UPDATE: The Project 10^100 winners have finally been announced.
Google has announced a new project called Project 10^100 (pronounced “10 to the 100th”) which is literally out to change the world.
To help celebrate its 10th birthday, Google wants you to submit your ideas for helping others and making the world a better place. They will also pay up to $10 million to turn your idea into a reality!
This project will seek input from the public and a panel of judges in choosing up to five winning ideas, to be announced in February.
Google announced the project live on CNN on Wednesday morning.
“These ideas can be big or small, technology-driven or brilliantly simple — but they need to have impact,” Google said in a news release. “We know there are countless brilliant ideas that need funding and support to come to fruition.”
If you have an idea for the Google contest, you are encouraged to submit it, in any of 25 languages, at www.project10tothe100.com. You must submit your idea by October 20th. Entrants should describe their idea and answer 6 question, including, “If your idea were to become a reality, who would benefit the most and how?”
The funding for this project comes from a pool of $10 million and will be awarded in May of 2009. If the judges decide to reward five ideas, each one will get $2 million. If they only pick 2 ideas, each will get $5 million, etc.
You also may submit more than one idea. So go ahead…think of something. Save the cheerleader, save the world.
Now, stop reading. Start making money.
P.S. – I’m also currently messing around with iGoogle. Fun stuff!
P.S.S. – Knight Rider is back?? It’s good to see the old Knight Industries Two Thousand (that’s KITT n00Bs!) back in action!