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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x223 Chris Sheldrick: A precise, three-word address for every place on earth
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  • 2017-10-19T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest
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With what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people worldwide who don't have one. In this quick talk about a big idea, Sheldrick explains the economic and political implications of giving everyone an accurate address -- from building infrastructure to sending aid to disaster zones to delivering hot pizza.

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