A Global 3 Word Addressing System

Fascinating: what3words is a global addressing system based on a grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares. Each square has been allocated a unique, fixed 3 word address. Poor addressing is costly and annoying in some developed countries, but around the world it hampers the growth and development of nations, ultimately costing lives.

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  1. That reminds me of the “poetry” used by cryptocurrencies to make memorable secret keys. A poem of 12 words is all one needs to rebuilt their wallet later.

    I was wondering if these people used the same poetry standard, but three poetry words only adds up to 32 bits, which is enough for several billion addresses. You’d need 46 bits to fit 57 trillion. They must have a list of 38,485 words.

  2. this also means anyone who needs to find where something is needs an electronic device. Great for people in developed nations but hardly of any use to someone who has no water.