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.