When the baby boomers all die we’re switching to the metric system right?

When the baby boomers all die we’re switching to the metric system right?

What do you think?

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  1. When I was in high school in 1973, the Entire U.S. school system were teaching metric because it was mandated to change to it. Most students understood it was good. Never happened because every manufacturer would have massive expenses changing. For example, what would happen to 8.5 x 11 paper? Every nut and bolt. Etc… The mandate was repealed.

  2. Doubtful. Switching to the metric system has a fairly large cost. For example, every speed limit sign in the entire country now needs to be replaced with a new version in kilometers per hour.

    The cost may very well be worth it, but it sure ain’t cheap. And that’s true regardless of which generation is in charge of it.

  3. Nah, as someone not from the US, most of us have already adjusted for you guys. So now we know how to use all units of measurement.

    Edit: Just something additional. You guys already use the metric system to measure your bullet diameters. You guys say 10 mm bullet, not 0.400 in bullet so I don’t think adjusting to use the metric system would be too hard for you.

  4. You guys should move away from SI units entirely, Get rid of joules and ohms and volts and all that stuff that is just stealth metric.

    A Watt is just a short way for saying a kilogram times a square meter divided by a second cubed. Americans should use those sort of units.

    Use acre stones per cubic fortnight or good old British Thermal Units or pounds of TNT equivalent. (not the metric tons of TNT or the grams of TNT that are calories those units are too metric.)

  5. Nope. I’m still measuring stuff by comparing it to other stuff because A, scaling stuff is easier, and B, pissing off metric users is so much fun.

  6. In the US, most of us work with both systems.

    Mechanics work with metric when working on some cars.

    Scientists use the metric system almost exclusively.

    Most engineers work with both systems.

    It’s already here. If you want to use the metric system exclusively, just do it.

    Stop blaming your inability to switch to another system of measurement on other entities. The problem lies with you. You want metric? Go metric. There is no law against it.

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