This project gives me energy to think all the positive changes we can do, and how technology can make our world better. Also how brain storming in web think tanks can really shape ideas out.
Or how Jonathan Harris would say, make Internet a more human planet for us to inhabitate.
As Alex Bogusky says on his blog “But the future is never what you expect it to be. As I imagined and hoped for this utopian society where everybody rediscovered their creativity, I never predicted the role that technology might play and certainly not its latest role in the crowdsourcing of ideas. Suddenly, it’s obvious that everybody does have ideas. Sure, there are some that are less g ood than others — but there are many that are really good. Really, really good.” Well said. Here is an example for actually paid ideas in advertising and design, BootB.
My personal vote for Google’s Project 10^100 has been:
Create real-time natural crisis tracking system
Make rapid-response crisis-mapping data available to help policymakers better coordinate response efforts during hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters. For example, this proposal could involve joining with global partners to develop technology to collect high-resolution imagery and video via satellite, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or ground-based communications, and display and aggregate this data for the use of policymakers and international organizations tasked with protecting vulnerable civilians.
Probably because I think now is the timing for Climate Change control, which Youtube’s Raise Your Voice campaign is also making us conscious about. And Youtube is from Google. So, go for it.
Although I was deeply appealed by the following idea with the launch of the new YOUTUBE EDU:
Make educational content available online for free
Make educational and course materials more accessible online to students worldwide. Lots of educational content is not indexed or accessible on the public web. Various users have proposed finding ways to help content owners put formerly exclusive content online, including offline materials (lectures, textbooks, videotaped workshops) and limited-access materials (scholarly papers, research dissertations); help teachers themselves become more available online (access to online profs, 24/7 homework help, cross-country study groups); and to make all this material and academic help accessible through both computer and mobile platforms.
Which could be the father group of:
Provide quality education to African students
Support efforts to increase young Africans’ access to quality education. This idea’s many user-submitted inspirations include an initiative to provide quality education and facilities to children who lack access; giving leadership training to outstanding young people who will comprise tomorrow’s African leaders; and providing an online networking space for knowledge sharing and collaboration among teachers in Africa.