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TED Talk of the week - Chris Sheldrick: A precise, three-word address for every place on earth

October 21, 2017View for printing

Ever get lost? Then you know not every place on earth has an easy-to-find address. In this quick talk about a big idea, learn about a clever new system that divides the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigns each square a unique three-word identifier. The system is being used already (in surprising ways); co-founder Chris Sheldrick explains the benefits of giving everyone an accurate address -- from finding help in disaster zones to, yes, delivering a pizza.

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