Same old problem. As long as they try to introduce it "gradually" it
will be resisted. Change it on a given day and change it all at once
and the reactionaries will not be able to bitch about having to
convert one to another. Of course they won't like it but by the end
of the week they would realize how asinine their resistance was.
I am surprised. this is the first thread I have seen where a bunch of
retards haven't jumped in trying to defend the non-metric system.
One of the most commong objections is "I won't know what wrench to
use" while ignoring the fact that they haven't looked at the size of
wrench they grab for a long long time. I need a 9/16 I grab "that"
wrench and amazingly it is the right size. Would work just the same
in metric except there wouldn't be nearly as many in a set.
I just checked a few items in the fridge, bread, milk, water, butter,
ketchup. All had metric equivalents listed on them but only the water
bottle was in metric (750 ml).
Science fiction series, Chung Kuo, had world ruled by Chinese and these
units came up. It was interesting to see what they converted to.
I see the Chinese li is now officially a half kilometer.
I strongly suspect that world will eventually shift to all metric/SI as
older units interrelated all all over the place, e.g. 12 inches in a
foot, 3 feet in a yard, 8 furlongs in a mile, etc.
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