How exactly does one create the next Google, and what would that look like?
The hundred million dollar question! The next google will not be a google. Google is not the 'next' altavista, it is just... google =)
You have to think of a problem, then an ingenious
solution. Trouble is, there are problems that exist that you don't even know about yet.
I'd start by watching this http://www.slideshare.net/jbrenman/the- ... rk-2361479
Drugs... if you could work for someone and make 100 mill, don't you think there are plenty of other people (who are already criminals) who would want to do it too? And not hesitate to kill (or worse, maim) you if you got in their way? I mean, two cops were just shot & wounded (and their dog shot&killed) in our little old country (New Zealand) who just happened to be near a house, smelt cannabis, and decided to investigate. In a city of 400,000! We can debate whether drugs are bad, but what they lead to is terrible. Plus, how do you find a hundred thousand people who wanna buy your drugs for $1,000 each (assuming you get your product for free by killing a kingpin
Printing money - you wanna know how much capital outlay you need to make money that looks even vaguely
real? There's been plenty of docos on it, try watching. To give you an idea, there was one on a guy that counterfieted casino coins
(not even real money). He got the size, shape, weight, everything perfect. The machine still rejected the coins. He found out that the real coins made a different pitched sound when dropped
than his fake ones, and that's how the machines knew to spit them out. He had to send the real coin off for testing (bloody sketchy in itself, since it turned out it was a special alloy only used for that purpose, i.e. why are you getting it tested!), and then somehow source a whole bunch of that alloy (he ended up going with something 'close enough'. He got found out anyway...
Here's a real bout of rain for your parade - do some reading on philosophy on Wikipedia (or elsewhere), you'll realise that you can never truly know for sure that you do
have 100 million dollars. Hmm, can of worms
Tzupy's idea is best. I heard a story about a guy in NZ... we had a "super 12" in rugby... (cos of the 12 teams participating). He copyrighted the names super 13, super 14, etc.... Sure enough they added 2 more teams on, then bought the name 'super 14' off him!