Google has introduced a new world changing project called 10 to the 100th (10^100) in conjunction with their 10th birthday. In plain maths, 10^100 is 1 followed by 100 zeros which is also called a Googol. The name Google comes from this Googol number which reflects their mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web.
According to Google, this project is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. In other words, helping helps everybody, helper and helped alike.
The ideas can be submitted under the following categories: Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures? Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families? Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy? Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem? Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives? Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education? Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live? Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don't fit into any category at all.
Google will choose what it feels are the 100 best ideas and then allow its users to vote on which of them should be funded. The users will narrow the results to 20 finalists, and a panel of judges will choose up to five ideas that will receive the $10 million dollars funding.
The last day for submitting your ideas is October 20th, 2008. Voting begins on January 27th, 2009. For submitting your ideas and more information visit www.project10tothe100.com