# What Will Happen In The Year 2038?

## Did any computers crash on Y2K?

There was no computer malfunction.

Countries such as Italy, Russia, and South Korea had done little to prepare for Y2K.

They had no more technological problems than those countries, like the U.S., that spent millions of dollars to combat the problem..

## Why does Siri say 2020 ends tomorrow?

Siri is not saying this year and thus the world and all of time as we know it is ending later today. [Screenshot] The reason Siri is returning the answer “It’s [number of] hours until” the end of 2020 is that Siri understands that most of the world operates on a 24-hour clock (aka military time).

## Does the earth has an end?

The most probable fate of the planet is absorption by the Sun in about 7.5 billion years, after the star has entered the red giant phase and expanded beyond the planet’s current orbit.

## Is the 2038 problem real?

The simple answer is no, not if the computer systems are upgraded in time. The problem is likely to rear its head before the year 2038 for any system that counts years in to the future. A calendar system that counts and stores appointments for 20 years into the future will start seeing issues in 2018, for instance.

## Will the world end on January 19th 2038?

Some millennialists believe the world will end on December 21st, 2012 — the day the ancient Mayan calendar runs out. But if we survive that, Unix and Linux geeks know that the real end of time is waiting just around the corner: January 19, 2038, at 3:14 a.m. UTC.

## Why are Unix programmers concerned about the Year 2038 problem?

This problem arises because most C programs use a library of routines called the standard time library . … The maximum value of time before it rolls over to a negative (and invalid) value is 2,147,483,647, which translates into January 19, 2038.

## What is Unix 32 Bit time?

In 2038 on January 19th the “Unix Epoch Time” will exceed the size of a signed 32-bit integer “time_t” value (231-1), or roughly 2.1 billion seconds since the epoch of 00:00:00 on January 1, 1970. We have somewhat more time to deal with the systems that will break nineteen years from now.

## How do you solve 2038 problems?

There is no universal solution for the Year 2038 problem. For example, in the C language, any change to the definition of the time_t data type would result in code compatibility problems in any application in which date and time representations are dependent on the nature of the signed 32-bit time_t integer.

## Who solved the Y2K problem?

USA and UK worked around the globe to fix the issue. The Australian government invested millions of dollars to address the issue. Countries like Russia did not address the issue and believed that it will not cause any major disruption. However, one country that benefited the most was the Indian economy.

## What is the next Y2K?

Another date storage problem also faces us in the year 2038. The issue again stems from Unix’s epoch time: the data is stored as a 32-bit integer, which will run out of capacity at 3.14 am on 19 January 2038.

## Why was Y2K a big deal?

Y2K was a big deal because a lot of devices stored the year as a two digit value. … The computer code was written so that years in dates were with just the last 2 digits, i.e. 4/4/98. When the year 2000 was approaching, people were unsure what would happen when the date came.

## Who was president during Y2K?

Today, President Clinton signs the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act, that will help provide businesses, governments, and other organizations the necessary informational tools to conquer the Y2K computer problem.