The 2038’s Bug
uWe are living in an accelerating era where thinking, calculating, and planning ahead is the key to success. After the huge advance in technology we invented all kind of equipment to help the humanity to have an easier life. So we came up with machines to do some of our work for us. And the most common machine in our daily life is the computer. Therefore, hardware manufactures and software programmers keep on tracking every flow or problem that might come across their work to prevent any fatal problem from occurring. In this research I will study a bug that faces one of the most common software in machines operating, the UNIX system. I’ll study the problem, discuss the effects, and predict the amount of collateral damage according to older similar problem.
uIn order to have a better understanding of the problem I will explain some information about:
uThe language of machines to get to the core of the problem
The concept of bugs to differentiate between this type of problems and other types.
The UNIX OS as it is the main element in this research.
A previous similar bug, the millennium bug as reference to predict the upcoming effects of
the year 2038 bug.
uAND the main question is will this bug’s effects exceed our expectations, will it have massive damage upon humanity or will it be limited to miner problems….