Therefore, I think a standardization would be ideal. Keep things simple! If everyone was using the same standard, there would be a universal language of measurement. There would never be a need to convert anything. However, this isn't something you can just switch- this would be a major change. A global switch to Metric would affect everything from how things are shipped around the world to how things are manufactured to how experiments (on and off this planet) are conducted- our view (specifically the “American” view) would have to change drastically . Most people probably have not read this article, so they are rather indifferent about a standard, however could you imagine the error was made weighing out a Gold Standard!? Having said that, I don't think it could ever happen.
On a global level, the United States actually ranks very low on standardized math scores. We, myself included, have a hard enough time with the English standards let alone Metric Conversion. This is all projection, but I could imagine the future headlines reading “Metric Conversion- UnAmerican!” (afterall, the French use the Metric System). We are very used to doing things a certain way and nobody likes to sudden and drastic change.
I do feel that it would be for the better- even if it were limited say... [continues]
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