Posts Tagged ‘gvs’

Google’s Project 10 to the 100 voting open

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Google’s Project 10 to the 100 has open their voting, after many months of deliberation. Over 150,000 entries from 170 countries had to be sorted, and the results are in. The result: a list of 16 “big ideas” each inspired by numerous individual submissions. Many progressive ideas have come out of this, like increasing government transparency, more efficient land-mine removal, and  encouraging positive media depictions of engineers and scientists. Voting is open until October 8th.

While it is nice for the results to finally be presented, they are somewhat disappointing.  Originally, they had planned to select 100 finalists, then allow the public to vote on their favorites.  It would have been amazing to see the finalists, to see the innovative and original ideas that others put forward.  Now, with just 16 broad catagories, the results don’t have same impact.

Oh well.  It’s still a great endeavor and good on Google for taking up the initiative.

Evolution animation

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

We’ve received a few requests for the animated evolution clip in the Global Voting System video.  Here it is in animated GIF format:

Evolution Animation

The clip was derived from two animations that are available at wiki commons. (Pic 1, Pic 2)

Also, here is link to another animated evolution gif, which is quite spectacular.

Global Voting System

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

A new video for the Global Voting System has been released… check it out:

The Global Voting System is a proposal for a protocol to specify how to transfer voting data around the world… enabling a world of democracy.  As mentioned in a previous blog post, the GVS was submitted to Google’s Project 10 to the 100th contest looking for new, revolutionary ideas, and the GVS definitely is one.

Imagine if we could take the power away from politicians, governments, and lobbyists, and shift if into the hands of every single person.  This is what the GVS could do for us… empowering every one of us and letting the united voice of humanity be heard.

Google’s Project 10 to the 100th

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Google’s Project 10 to the 100th is a philanthropic project put forth by the Internet powerhouse Google. This project is a “call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible”. Watch the video below for more info or click here to read about it.

In October of last year, they opened up for submissions for ideas, and they received over 150,000 entries! The deadline for submissions has now passed.

Now, they are faced with the task of sorting through all of these submissions to pick the top 100. From these top 100, they will open up voting to the public, letting us pick the top 25. From these top 25 ideas, they will then pick the top 5. The top 5 will be splitting the prize of $10,000,000, which will be used to jumpstart the projects.

While it has taken them way longer than they initially hoped to pick their finalists, this project is still a great endeavour. What kind of projects have they received… what kind of great ideas and world changing events will arise because of this project… only time will tell.

Here at u4Ya.ca, the idea we put forth is the Global Voting System, which is a protocol for a world wide voting network, that runs off of existing infrastructure to promote global democracy.  It would be awesome if we were picked as one of the finalists, to really help jumpstart this ambitious project and truly get the ball rolling.