The Google Unifier.
Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. What knowledge is more meaningful than the knowledge of the world’s sacred texts?
The Google Unifier would be a cross-searchable database of the world’s sacred texts. Let’s say you were interested in ‘good versus evil’, you could do a search and pertinent quotes, and/or links would come up showing relevant world wide sacred texts about this topic. It is an opportunity to show common threads across the major religions/philosophies of this planet.
My vision is to have it moderated by knowledgeable people. But there would also be a ‘wiki’ component where people could comment and discuss themes and threads.
Here is Google’s chance to be the antioxidant to the world’s infotoxins.
G.U.S.D = Google Unified School District.
Let’s have Google’s deep pockets and tradition for innovation/ risk taking try its hand at the most important problem facing our current society; schools. It could be a school district swimming in technology yet grounded in the experience of seasoned teachers and administrators. Perhaps admission could be on a lottery so that a cross section of socioeconomic kids can be served.
They couldn’t do any worse than the fiasco that is modern education.