Year 2038 Bug

Articles associated with the Year 2038 Bug novel, published serially.

San Diego, CA - 03:14:07 19 Jan 2038 UTC/19:14:07 18 Jan 2038 PST

The grocery store was crowded even though it was a Tuesday evening. Deidre pushed her way through the long lines that stretched back from the registers.

“Mommy, go home?” her son asked from the seat of the cart. “No Jake, Mommy forgot to get bread and milk this morning, we’ve got to get some for Daddy. It won’t take long.”

“Wanna go home,” he whined. She stopped for a moment, reached into her bag and pulled out a small book.

Year 2038 Bug

It’s the year 2038 and computers are a foundation for civilization. After two Cyber Wars, the world is recovering and preparing to fix the latest problem, the Year 2038 bug. If the bug isn’t fixed, computers will suddenly set time back to January 1st, 1970 and many computer transactions, such as bank transactions, will fail. On January 19th, 2038, it looks like the world has successfully fixed the problem, but when the computer clocks reach 1/19/2038 03:14:07 UTC, the world is plunged into darkness.