The Google backlash continues. After seeing their Project 10^100 submissions disappear into the bowels of a Google server farm, a group of irate developers has started their own site to re-collect and vote on the ideas.
I agree. The masses tend to lean toward idiocy especially when you add commerce and social classes. (I often joke of people fighting over kool-aid if sugar is made a commodity..well at least before there was sugar free hawaiian punch instant packets.) So as you've said, "business" doesn't seem to blend very well with thoughts of a utopian society.
I was responding to your comments of making the world a better place. I for some reason thought/think you work @/represent Google and their 10 to the 100 'initiative' that promised to provide the winner(s) with $10 million dollars to FUND and MANIFEST or execute their ideas/concepts/envisions what have you.
I'm going to watch Nicole's vblog again and re-read the comments to pinpoint what I missed or where I went off key/out of tune with the thread harmony.
If you're thinking about building a much better world or an utopian society, talk "in terms of business" makes no sense. Maybe some people want to get rich at the same time they change the world, but if they are going to risk any chance of changing the world just because of the money, I think they totally lose sight of what "changing the world" means. They should better invest their money in something more profitable.
Of course we can also get a mountain of ideas, but we are not going to be overwhelmed by them, because we have a continuous system of voting that easily distinguish between the best and worst ideas. And of course if you meet brilliant ideas to change the world with people eager to change it, is clear that something is going to come out of this. That's why we believe is there going to be a "second stage" (but probably not lead by us).
[Important Spanish blogs are talking about us, so the number of Spanish users and ideas is starting to grow. The American ones are still quiet.
Any help from the readers of this post will be much appreciated!!!
Well, the reason is to share your idea with the rest of the world, and maybe see how other people join your idea and it can become real.
If you have an idea to do a better world, I'm totally sure that you want to share it with the people. Maybe laziness is a factor, but the reason is clear.
The next stage after we get a lot of ideas and people votes is still not clear. Probably the users of the web are the one who are going to give an answer to this question. In any case, this first stage is absolutely important by itself. To build a place where people from all over the world can join and talk about how to do a better world is already a triumph.
Thanks for commenting here. Keep us up to date with your success. My concern is that people won't want to bother re-posting their submissions online after going through all that trouble the first time for basically no reason. By the way, what are you hoping to do if you get the submissions and the votes? What comes next?
Hi, I'm one of the co-creators of the project. We are just a bunch of people who participated in google's project. So, as you can imagine, we don't have any financial backing. Since our only goal it to publish all the ideas that we can, we really don't need financial support, just people spreading the word (but that is not so easy).
So if you want to help us. Please tell other people!
I'm wondering who's behind the new site. Do they have any financial backing? Are they trolling for input for their own fundraising? It's tough to tell.
But shame, shame, shame on Google for leading so many down the garden path. Like their half-baked projects thrown out to solicit interest, it seems it was a trial balloon done more for publicity than anything else. When it backfired and forced Google's PR to do some work, it became an embarrassment. Now it's a shame.
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