There is a lot of discussion about changing the way we measure.
One of the biggest arguments is that if we are to progress, we must change. Unfortunately, few people stop to wonder whether these changes will make our lives easier. What is the point of "progress" when life is made more difficult. Is this really progress? Or has progress simply come to mean 'change', regardless of the outcome.
Other arguments are that we must change to compete in a world economy. It doesn't take much imagination to see where this attitude will lead us. We will also soon be obliged to change our language, our clothes, and our food to compete in a world market.
Will it be worth it?
Quote" the mission of the AASHTO Metrication Clearinghouse is to facilitate the adoption of the metric system by highway agencies and their suppliers by gathering, organizing, and sharing information in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Hey, AASHTD, wouldn't it be more efficient and cost-effective to keep things the way they are.