Found this interesting startup which claims to have invented the “simplest way to communicate a location”. The startup, what3words, divides the world up into 57 trillion 3×3 meter squares and then assigns each with three words that makes them unique. With that, you now have a unique address for any location on the globe … even in the middle of nowhere!
From a human standpoint this makes sense. We can remember three words for an address fairly easily, especially in a remote location that may not have an established address system. However, gridding the world is not new. We have many world grid systems, like MGRS that goes down to 1 meter squares.
Will what3words catch on? Who knows. Maybe if Amazon starts using it for deliveries by drone! Start telling your friends to meet you at “humans.flash.crab” after work!