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T18skyguy

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Posted: 09/27/19 10:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think this is something that might take off. Some clever guys divided the entire planet into trillions of little squares, and gave every one of them a 3 word name. The app is called what3words, and is already in the play store. I suppose it's advantage is you don't need lat/long coordinates. Maybe we'll use this in our RV's some day.
Here's the article. I'd like to apply for a special one called Dons/slide/stuck [emoticon]


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Posted: 09/27/19 10:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

this will take off just like Esperanto did.


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I think this is pretty interesting.
We're becoming a society that can't find their way home if they're more than 10 miles away and their GPS quits working.
A lot of people today can't read a map and depend 100% on their GPS.
And, many have no idea where they are when in a new area. All they see is a house # but don't know the name of the street or town.


Something like this could be the address system of the future or, it could be a passing novelty.
It may work well for 911 responders?

Ford struck out with the Edsel. A few years later they tried again with the Mustang. The rest is history.
If they put this on smart phones it may take off, quickly.

Or, it could be another Yugo.
I'm guessing what3words will be popular.

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Are there trillions of three word combinations?
I'll take "You are here."

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good grief !

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Tyler0215 wrote:

Are there trillions of three word combinations?
I'll take "You are here."

That's what surprised me. Who'd a thunk that you could map little sections of the entire world with only 3 words. But I guess the dictionary is proof. I googled how many words in the Oxford dictionary and they came back with 470,000. Maybe one of our math majors can figure that out for us.

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T18skyguy wrote:

Tyler0215 wrote:

Are there trillions of three word combinations?
I'll take "You are here."

That's what surprised me. Who'd a thunk that you could map little sections of the entire world with only 3 words. But I guess the dictionary is proof. I googled how many words in the Oxford dictionary and they came back with 470,000. Maybe one of our math majors can figure that out for us.
So the answer is 470,000 words taken three at a time = 470,000 X 469,999 X 469,998, or roughly 104 billion billion combinations. That ought to cover a measly trillion!


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It's certainly an interesting concept. I wish it didn't use variations of the same word though. As the photo in the article shows, "silence.fountain.mint" is in California, and "silenced.fountain.mint is in Sicily. If you're using what3words to send a birthday card to Aunt Sophia in Sicily, a single dropped letter could mean it ends up in a parking lot in California.


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My phrase will be:
"Let's Ponder Antidisestablishmentarianism"
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"Here or There"?


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