Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.

Google Project 10 to the 100 logo

The questions from Google’s Project 10^100 are: what would help? And help most?

According to the Project, we are in an interesting time.  One in which individuals have more information accessible at their fingertips than ever before and yet there are so many people who need help; while studies show that ultimately it is helping others that makes us the most happy.

“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 about how to help someone, especially how to help lots of people, share it!  Submit your ideas by October 20th!

But, how does it work?

  1. Send in your idea by October 20th.
    Fill out the submission form here. (You can supplement your proposal with a 30-second video.)
  2. Voting on ideas begins January 27th.
    A selection of one hundred ideas will be posted publicly for you to choose twenty semi-finalists. Then an advisory board will select up to five final ideas.
  3. Project 10^100 will help bring the ideas to life.
    We’re committing $10 million to implement these projects, and the goal is to help as many people as possible.

Next Steps:

What ideas do you have about helping other people in your community, country or even the world?  Does your organization have an idea?  Does your child?

Bounce your ideas off the NetSquared community for feedback or collaboration by posting to the NetSquared Community blog! Can’t wait to read your ideas!

Google is looking for your ideas!
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