Is this the simplest way to talk about any precise location?

Not everywhere on the planet has an accurate address

In the future, we’re not going to want to be dropped at the wrong entrance of a stadium for that concert, and we’re not going to want the pizza drone delivery dropping that ham and pineapple special on the road in front of the house instead of the front door. Plus, those self-driving cars that we keep being promised will want co-ordinates that are accurate that they can understand.

As agents, you may also find it unthinkable that right now, there are also billions of people in rapidly expanding cities or poorer parts of the world actually have no reliable address; and without this, they struggle to access health and education services, register land and vote.

what3words believes it has solved the problem by providing every 3x3m square on the planet an accurate address. The developers say they have made the world a less frustrating, more efficient and safer place, 3 words at a time.

Look up your three word address

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Samantha McLean

Samantha McLean is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Elite Agent and Host of the Elevate Podcast.