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Year 2038 problem.

crutschow

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There was also a concern about the year 2000 being a big problem for computers, but that turned out to be nothing of significance.
The 2038 problem will likely be handled similarly.
 

Delta Prime

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In my not so humble opinion it's a
( pig in a poke).
I doubt any systems of value will be running 32-bit architecture in the next 20 years. It is why they have been compiling code in 32-bit and 64-bit mode to determine the type of errors and warnings that will occur in said code.
That's my two bits, & a nibble! :)
 

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Being more practical and less pessimistic.... if you're still using today's technology in 2038 then you perhaps deserve the problems this issue might pose. Somehow I reckon they'll be developing workarounds well before then.
 

Harald Kapp

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By now they've had > 24 years to fix that since this issue sprang up together with the y2k problem, if not before. They'll have another 14 years left, so all in all > 38 year.
But man is lazy and maybe we'll be surprised by what we experience in 2038.
 

kellys_eye

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By now they've had > 24 years to fix that since this issue sprang up together with the y2k problem, if not before. They'll have another 14 years left, so all in all > 38 year.
But man is lazy and maybe we'll be surprised by what we experience in 2038.
If they're like me it'll be done 'the day before' (or, if you ask my wife, the day AFTER!)
 

Harald Kapp

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Reminds me of
"When a man says he'll do it, hell do it.
You don't have to ask him every 6 months."
 

hevans1944

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At my age, I often forget what day of the week or what month it is. This problem is scheduled to resolve itself with my death. A mind may be a terrible thing to waste, but it is evil to not remember when certain important-to-me things, that occurred some time in the past, actually happened. Things like birthdays, weddings, funerals, graduations, yada yada yada. Who ordered that? I cannot remember birthdays of family members. Maybe that is why they don't call to talk to me anymore. Oh, wait... they have never called, AFAIK.

I am going to try to make it past January 19, 2038 to celebrate wife's birthday on February 19, 2038. Lessee... I would be 94 years old in June of that year, so it could be possible.
 

hevans1944

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My co-morbidity factors are not promising: left and right heart failure, atrial fibrillation controlled by a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted in my chest, arteries clogged because of years of poor diet causing arterial dementia, type 2 diabetes, a history of cancer in my immediate family. There are probably more that I don't know about. I can feel the clock ticking toward my demise. I need a systematic upgrade of everything. My wife says I am still as handsome as the day she married me, so maybe there is hope.
 

hevans1944

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I am hoping for a medical revolution: replacement organs grown from my own stem cells; self-replicating nanobots with a limited lifetime to circulate through my bloodstream, making sure the capillaries stay clean and healthy while removing and disposing of the goop on my arterial walls and veins; neuralink implants backing up my memory and providing access to superior AI computational and reasoning ability. I might not be all human after that, but I would probably live to see the 22nd Century.
 

kellys_eye

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Some people are concerned for the implications of human 'add-ons' that Elon Musk is pursuing but my position is that provided the use of such technology is by consent of the individual then anything goes.

Any attempt to legislate such add-ons must be severely opposed.

Stem cell technology and nano bots may eventually offer the hope some require but it's rather like nuclear fusion in that respect - always 10 years in the future. I sometimes wish it were different if only because of my own ageing arse - I reach official retirement age next year! Blimey - how did that happen so quickly?
 
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