I don't think the quantity needs to be able to be measured in a lab on a routine basis.
But how many times faster? Metric prefixes may be used with metric units to scale the base units to sizes appropriate for almost any application.
For example, if we want to measure the width of a table we use a ruler or ruler that has a certain scale.
There must be some reason why and that's what I'm curious to find out! A base quantity or basic quantity is chosen and arbitrarily defined, rather than being derived from a combination of other.
By 1960, it had become possible to define the meter even more accurately in terms of the wavelength of light, so it was again redefined as 1,650,763.
On the other hand, the ampere is measured by allowing a current to flow in two conductors and then measuring the force between them, where the act of measuring does not alter the flow of current.