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Should the U.S move to the metric system?

tajshar2k
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8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.
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8/31/2016 2:32:20 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.

No. The world should switch to the Imperial System.
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8/31/2016 2:33:09 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/31/2016 2:32:20 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.

No. The world should switch to the Imperial System.

I had a feeling you would be the first one to reply lol.
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8/31/2016 2:37:11 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/31/2016 2:33:09 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
At 8/31/2016 2:32:20 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.

No. The world should switch to the Imperial System.

I had a feeling you would be the first one to reply lol.

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8/31/2016 4:56:49 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.

Well... Fun fact. The metric system IS the "official" system of the US. Regardless, while I like SI, its not a debate that I care much about any more. I would prefer my son be fully immersed in the system the other country's of the world use, but the Imperial system has plenty of value.
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8/31/2016 5:07:48 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/31/2016 4:56:49 PM, TBR wrote:
At 8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.

Well... Fun fact. The metric system IS the "official" system of the US. Regardless, while I like SI, its not a debate that I care much about any more. I would prefer my son be fully immersed in the system the other country's of the world use, but the Imperial system has plenty of value.

I just googled it, The U.S and 2 other countries are the only countries that still officially use Imperial. Perhaps I have misunderstood what you meant?
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8/31/2016 5:41:32 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/31/2016 5:07:48 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
At 8/31/2016 4:56:49 PM, TBR wrote:
At 8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.

Well... Fun fact. The metric system IS the "official" system of the US. Regardless, while I like SI, its not a debate that I care much about any more. I would prefer my son be fully immersed in the system the other country's of the world use, but the Imperial system has plenty of value.


I just googled it, The U.S and 2 other countries are the only countries that still officially use Imperial. Perhaps I have misunderstood what you meant?

The history is, the government pushed metric several times, each time being pushed back by businesses. Not to make it overly partisan, but last time around it was Reagan that scuttled it.

So, at issue is forcing private business to adopt a system, vs what is the government using. The US government is actually operating under the SI system. Look to the military, NIST, NASA etc. They are FORCED to use the metric system, private businesses are not.
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8/31/2016 6:29:53 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/31/2016 5:41:32 PM, TBR wrote:
At 8/31/2016 5:07:48 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
At 8/31/2016 4:56:49 PM, TBR wrote:
At 8/31/2016 2:29:23 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
Is it time we adopt it?

My take on it is that we should officially adopt it, and governmental agencies should start standardizing to the metric system. For the people, I think we should have a dual system for about 5 years, so they can get used to it. (road signs are displayed in both KM and miles). While I don't support completely abandoning Imperial (I think it's more practical for some things). I would like the U.S to move closer to metrication.

Well... Fun fact. The metric system IS the "official" system of the US. Regardless, while I like SI, its not a debate that I care much about any more. I would prefer my son be fully immersed in the system the other country's of the world use, but the Imperial system has plenty of value.


I just googled it, The U.S and 2 other countries are the only countries that still officially use Imperial. Perhaps I have misunderstood what you meant?

The history is, the government pushed metric several times, each time being pushed back by businesses. Not to make it overly partisan, but last time around it was Reagan that scuttled it.

So, at issue is forcing private business to adopt a system, vs what is the government using. The US government is actually operating under the SI system. Look to the military, NIST, NASA etc. They are FORCED to use the metric system, private businesses are not.

Ah got it.

Personally, would you favor switching and using the metric system, or do you prefer Imperial?
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