It’s Google’s birthday 10th Birthday… but they’re giving US gifts…Project 10^100 (“Project 10 to the 100th”)


Instead of bitching and moaning about the inevitable collapse of Wall Street and how they didn’t do it, the fact they might not get their CEO payouts, griping and pointing fingers at whose fault it is (like a 10 year old would), GOOGLE decided(yes, its a noun still), “fuck this…we’re going our own way.”  A simple contest, have the best idea to change the world, you get money to do it with.  So basically, they’re sponsoring life improvements.  They’re single handedly buying us out of these shitty times.  Here’s how it works, via…Google:

1. Send us your idea by October 20th.
Simply fill out the submission form giving us the gist of your idea. You can supplement your proposal with a 30-second video.

2. Voting on ideas begins on January 27th.
We’ll post a selection of one hundred ideas and ask you, the public, to choose twenty semi-finalists. Then an advisory board will select up to five final ideas. Send me a reminder to vote.

3. We’ll help bring these ideas to life.
We’re committing $10 million to implement these projects, and our goal is to help as many people as possible. So remember, money may provide a jumpstart, but the idea is the thing.

Good luck, and may those who help the most win.

In the movies, this is when the awesome company that everyone loves reveals itself as an evil corporation bent on world domination.  If they keep this up I’ll probably still hang out.