Don’t forget the Beaufort Scale!
Yes, I could certainly get behind everyone in the world switching to SI units - so much simpler than Imperial (unless you grew up with Imperial of course!). The world would be a lot easier place to get around if there were just one system of units.
As for time zones and daylight saving time changes, even am/pm… all I can say is “WHY???” My own state (Florida) just voted to stay in DST year-round. There are still a bunch of hoops to jump through, so it may not happen for a while. But it’s a change I welcome, and hope others will follow, despite the pain and suffering I know this will cause developers around the world. It’s a step in the right direction. I would be fine with everyone agreeing to use UTC, even if your “noon” (when the sun is overhead) was at 0617 and mine was at 1823. Better to redefine the number that goes with ‘noon’ than change the “zone” so noon is always (almost but not quite) 1200. Or, maybe we should all just switch to Internet Time…
Speaking of standards, does anyone care to predict who will win the IoT standards race? The only positive thing about current “standards” is all the choice we have!