The Worldwide System
IN OUR HANDS
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The Imperial system of weights and
measures had many disadvantages, because it was based upon non-standard
anatomy and had different bases. The French Revolutionaries wanted to
use a logical measurement system. They based the metre on the distance
from the North Pole to the Equator because they were not able to measure
the circumference of the Equator. This measurement was inaccurate and it
has been perpetuated ever since.
The arbitrary metre is now based upon the arbitrary second and this was
originally defined as an eighty-six-thousand-four-hundredth part of a
day but it is now defined as 9,192,631,770 vibrations of an atom of
caesium. Britain is now using a hotchpotch of both Imperial and Metric
The statute mile is still in use but it is now defined as 1609.344
In the Navigational system of latitude, longitude, distance and
direction there are still sixty nautical miles to one equatorial
degree of longitude.
This can be confusing when everything else is
now divided by decimals.
Worldwide Space is based upon the
circumference of our planet Earth: exactly 21,600 nautical miles, about
24,906 statute miles or 40,074 km.
If Earth's circumference at the
Equator is divided by 360 degrees and then
by one million, the resultant
is about the same as the ancient hand unit.
If this is called a
then, using the notation from the Metric System,
there could be
Gigahans, Megahans, Kilohans, millihans, microhans...
A cubic han could be a
can and a cubic
han of water could weigh a
A global standard measure of wealth could be a
wan of gold, called a gan.
We would have a complete system of currencies, weights and
Latitude, longtitude and compass directions would be in decimal
All land, sea and air distances and directions would be
exactly the same. Angles and directions would be expressed in
degrees rather than radians. Commonly used temperatures should be in
Celsius rather than Kelvin.
System includes every other physical measurement.