Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a show dedicated to finding the brightest mind in the world? Well that is an idea that The X Factor judge, Simon Cowell wants to bring to life.
According to TechCrunch.com, Simon Cowell is currently on the hunt for the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. The former American Idol judge is teaming up with Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am to find the next technical genius. The two show-biz giants appeared to have discussed the show idea during a hush-hush dinner in Los Angeles last month.
There are limited details on when the show will debut and the exact format of the show, but if the technology focused show is anything like The X Factor, it sounds as though millions of wannabe technical entrepreneurs will be pitching their own ideas to an all-star panel of judges. The show appears to be set in the UK though, so those genius minds in the U.S. will have to wait a bit.
Will.i.am revealed his collaboration with Cowell when he spoke at a technology conference in London.
Will.iam explained why he was passionate about the prospective show and told The Sun:
“Singing and performance create a couple of jobs. But this will create lots…It’s about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves — whether that’s in science or mathematics.”
Right now, the show sounds similar to the entrepreneur-focused reality show Shark Tank, except that it would be focused on technology.
The entertainment business wants to bring reality TV formats to the world of technology. Bravo’s Silicon Valley Start-Ups reality show is an example of such a show and is set to debut in a few weeks. Consumer tech culture seems to becoming the new mainstream culture.
Cowell and Will.i.am’s tech show is more proof of the changing mainstream culture.