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Google is marking its 10th anniversary by offering 10 million dollars for five of the best world changing ideas. After the submission deadline October 20th, 2008, a Google panel will announce 100 nominees on Jan. 27, 2009, to then be narrowed to 20 via Google user input. (YouTube)
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From: Von Ives
To: Sterling D. Allan
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 12:39 PM
Subject: Google's 10 to the 100th Project:
I applaud Google's 10^100 project. I am sure some good ideas may result.
However, they have automatically excluded many potentially good ideas by excluding
any potential possible reward to the author of the ideas resulting from Google's help:
FAQ: "What do I get if my idea is chosen?"
Answer: "You get good karma and the satisfaction of knowing that your idea might
truly help a lot of people".
Many researchers (my self included) have spent a great amount of time, effort, and
personal resources to nurture new energy technologies forward. In our capital gain
motivation economic system one should expect to get some return from their labors.
They don't have to get the 'whole-pie'. All participating advancers of an endeavor
should expect to be rewarded for their contributions - expecially the originator!
Tesla and the English original iPod inventor, Kramer, are examples of being cut out of
their just rewards. There of course are many others.
I can assure you that if the Wright brothers (and many others) would have merely
presented their 'ideas' that only others would have profited from, there would be no
airplanes flying today! Not only that, if Google, of all people, had only presented
their 'business-model' to only others to profit from - there would be no Google today!
I appreciate altruism. But it comes at a price to somebody(s). "There ain't no free lunch"!
Our capitalistic system functions because rewarding endeavors help other people, but
the 'endeavorator' has to be rewarded also. Otherwise, economically, there is no motivation
to help other people in the process. Socialistic and communistic economic system failures
are proof enough of that.