Got any good ideas – to help the world ?


I talked a couple weeks ago about a possible fun way to increase brain health by increasing your novelty is to start a brainstormers club with your friends (related story: walking book club). And the last 3 or 4 days I have talked about information. So when you combine the two you get Google’s new 10 to the 100th power project.

Well now is the perfect time to start that brainstormer club to do some good in the world. Many of us have been faced with coming up with a ‘good’ idea by not having the time (or expertise) to implement the idea and hence the project dies.

Google is now running a contest to come up with ideas that help the world. The project is called 10 to the 100 power. Google is ready to put up $ 10 million toward this project.  Up to 5 final projects will be funded and implemented. This has nothing to do with the individual coming up with the idea making money, and all about ideas and solution to problems that will help people. So if you sat down to have a brain storming session (or rethink some old ideas) you could not only do some good for your brain (by giving it a good workout) but also, at least potentially, benefit other people.

A good little weekend project.

Deadline is October 20, 2008 – so get going.

I know I am working on writing up 2 to 3 of my ideas that I either would never find time to implement, or not the right personaltiy/skills to complete the projects. I also plan to get together with some friends this weekend to try to come up with some new ideas.

2 comments for “Got any good ideas – to help the world ?

  1. JI
    September 26, 2008 at 10:49 am

    in what city? or is it a internet “meeting” of sorts?