Why the metric system matters - Matt Anticole
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YouTube features a window into this time period with an animated (if you can really call it that) mini-movie entitled ‘Metric America’, released in 1973. Whether you agree or not with the overall goal of pushing for the metrication of America, it offers a charming insight into the metric-supporters of that time. Watch this movie to see how they felt the following questions should be answered:
- What is the metric system?
- How will America adopt the metric system and how hard will it be?
- What advantages await America upon our adoption to the metric system?
There have also been several recent articles about this dilemma including this one from TIME: Why Won’t America Go Metric? and Who's Afraid of the Metric System? From The Atlantic.
Time To Switch To The Metric System! is another quick video from DNews about why America should be using the metric system. Finally, watch this Seeker Network video: Why Don't Americans Use The Metric System? What do you think? Is it time to make the change?
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