We’re recently become obsessed with a new app. It’s called what3words and we feel it’s about to completely revolutionize the world.
Did you know that 75% of the world (around 135 countries) do not have adequate addressing systems? That’s over 4 billion people, who for all intends and purposes are invisible!
what3words is address system composed of 3 words that can be communicated quickly and easier to remember than most traditional addresses. Every 3 word address covers a 3 metre x 3 metre square, all over the world, there are approximately 57 trillion of these 3 word locations. They recently won the Innovation Grand Prize at the Cannes Lions awards in France.
We believe this system is not only revolutionary but it seems almost necessary! With it, billions of people will be able to receive help, report crime, get deliveries, etc.
Imagine not being able to communicate where you live? Sounds like a logistical nightmare, right? Well 4 billion people live in such a situation, it is time for this to change.
We don’t really notice these things, partly because we’ve been living with addresses all our lives, but many aspects of daily life are affected by accurate location systems; navigation, deliveries, humanitarian aid, e-commerce, mapping, sports & exploration, government, socialising, travel and property search, amongst many others.
Visit what3words‘ website for more information about this amazing system, and to find out your 3 word address!
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