What3Words is trying to get us to address the world in a different way. They've gridded out the world into 3X3 meter boxes. Each section is denoted by a series of three words. Why use this sort of a system? Well, Chris Sheldrick, the CEO, stated that 75% of the people on Earth, “don’t exist” because they have no physical address. "Using words means non-technical people can accurately find any location and communicate it more quickly, more easily and with less ambiguity than any other system like street addresses, postcodes, latitude & longitude or mobile short-links."
"Mongol Post is switching to the What3Words system because there are too few named streets in its territory. The mail network provides service over 1.5 million square km (580,000 square miles), an area that’s three times the size of Spain, though much of that area is uninhabited. Mongolia is among the world’s most sparsely populated countries, and about a quarter of its population is nomadic, according to the World Bank. Even in the capital city of Ulaanbataar, not all streets are named. When people don’t have a street address, the current solution is for them to travel to a collection point to pick up their post.
For example, the new system would change the address of the US Embassy in Mongolia from:
Denver Street #3
The new address will simply be: constants.stuffy.activism"