Today we travel to a future where software engineers didn’t actually fix any of the Y2K bugs. What would have happened if we had ignored the problem? What lessons does Y2K have for us, and why are people worried about 2038 and 2100?
Peter de Jager — author of “Doomsday 2000” and Y2K town crier.
Dr. Andy Michael — geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center
John Feminella — software engineer at ThoughtWorks
Dr. Sara K. McBride — emergency management specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey
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