Internet stops working!

Was doing my weekly reads when I came across this ... do you know that the Internet will stop working in 30 years. The reason being that Unix stores the date in the form of signed 32 bit integers, starting from Jan 1, 1970 in the form of seconds. 3:14 AM on January 19, 2038, we max out.

For more dope, read Year 2038 problem - Wikipedia


  • gohm
    How interesting, y2k all over again! Just like with y2k, they'll get it fixed. We have 30 years notice, a lot more than with y2k! We may be away from unix/32 bit systems then.
  • MaRo
    It's being solved by obtaining 64-bit integer which will make it reach billions of years.

    Although, I think there will be another communicating technology before 2038 and the Internet problem will be written in a line in some magazine or something.

    We will think about Internet in 2038 like what we're thinking now about the typewriter.
  • Ashraf HZ
    Ashraf HZ
    Man, has it been that long since y2k? seems like yesterday..

    64-bit for the win!

You are reading an archived discussion.

Related Posts

why it dose not work? run it in matlab: close all clear all clc syms fy fpy fzy fx fpx fzx A; %A is alpha %% IN_PUTS: Rpy = input('...
Hi Kidakaka, Do you have any idea about website URL redirect when the website is in PHP
CEans, Can anyone here talk about the difference between the 32 & 64 bit Vista OS , from end user's perspective? Any help would be appreciated.
Hi all, I am new in the stock market and would like to know more about the Peruvian stock market – like is it safe investing there, are there any...
Hi, I am an investor in various foreign stock markets and have been facing failures in the context that the returns from them have made me disappointed. I would like...