Almost everyone has an address in the real world. It is either the place where you live or a post office box.

Unfortunately, such addresses are only valid as long as you live there. If you move, they become invalid. That’s because your address is not independent of your location.

Wouldn’t it be much easier if we could use a simple url as our real-life addresses? So my address would be for example danielhofstetter.com instead of

Daniel Hofstetter
St. Gallerstr. 54
9325 Roggwil TG
Switzerland

Sure, the “old” address would be still used (as it describes my location in the real world), but it is no longer important. You deposit this address at your url, and that’s it. The post office can then automatically translate your url to the real-world address and deliver the letters and parcels to the correct place.

Sounds cool, doesn’t it?