• A lot of people did but no, not everyone was so silly.
  • Most people did and also in 1994.
  • A handful of people seriously thought that society would fall to pieces. A lot of people knew it would not. The average guy on the street knew about the Y2K thing, maybe was a tiny bit worried that some of his checks would bounce or somthing, but really wasn't all that concerned about it.
  • There was certainly a hysteria of not knowing what doom was about to befall the world, but not everyone was so sure of it. Most everyone wondered, though.....
  • You must be very young. (Not a criticism. :D ) A few people thought that way. A few people seem to think that every year.
  • No, I didn't... I though would happen, exactly what did happen, because I for one, never thought Prince was a poet or a profit but only that he played a mean ass guitar!
  • Hell no!!
  • No, we just thought all technology would stop working or computers would think 2000 was 1900.
  • It was supposed to end in 1988 and then in 1994 and then 2000 (and now 2012). I think people were panicked about clocks not working/computers not knowing what to do. but I am not sure about the world ending thing. I do remember in 1988 when it was supposed to end everyone rushed to church to get right with God and then nothing happened. Same thing in some of us didn't get too freaked out just like I don't believe the whole 2012 thing.
  • How could I have forgotten about "Y2K"? Things were floating back and forth between silly and stupid.
  • No one that I knew thought that. And that wasn't what people were thinking in the media either. It was more a case they didn't know how the computers would react to Y2K, that if they all stopped working that it would cause disruption in services, safety things, media delivery, electricity, banking, that sort of thing. But most people could download certain programs to make our computers safe from any problems so it was no big deal. SOme people prepared by having generators, fuel, extra food and cash on hand, just like any major disaster, but no end of the world stuff.
  • No, not that the world would end but rather some super virus was set to destroy hard drives all over the world, on New Years Eve 2000. It was feared that it would cause massive power failures. Even I shut my computer off, just in case. The other fear of the time was that computers would fail because Microsoft hadn't programed for the calendar change from 1999 to 2000. When I booted up my PC New Years day everything worked fine and didn't go up in smoke.
  • I was in high school, so I was predisposed to thinking that the world would end... every day. Nothing says "forlorn and doomed" like being 16 years old. I remember Y2K crises abound. Huge bottles of water and life time supplies of Heinz ketchup. Not my family, Thank God.
  • The Y2K Scenario: Computers would fail due not being able to compute the year 00 as 2000. As the theory went, when the computers fail, the economy would collapse, defense networks would go offline and nuclear weapons would launch. This was tested a few moments after midnight on January 1st 2000 by news channels for a gag to see if they could withdraw money from an ATM. They did so with success. Away from the technological and into the mystical, people for a long time have held belief that 2000 would be the date of the predicted "end of civilization". This ranged from theories about alien invasion, asteroid impact, nuclear war to even the second coming of Christ. In modern day, almost nine years afterwards, 2012 holds a similar value to such beliefs as the year 2000 did years ago. If we have learned time and time again, predictions of the future aren't factual accounts of what will happen for certain. Nobody will know the exact time and date for the end of days until God wills the end times to happen.
  • Indeed you are too young... to realize that, fortunately, very few dogmatics were worried with such nonsense.
  • No, but there was the Y2K scare. As it turned out, my computer was one that couldn't handle the date change. On Jan 1, 2000, my computer thought it was like 1974 or 1982 or some such. A quick trip to my local computer store set it right.
  • In the year 2000, the world will end because computers don't know what time it is. It's going to happen, just wait and see.
  • And before that, and before that, and before that.... The End Of The World has always been tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and on it goes like a broken record. I once worked in an old folks home where the kiddies sent their useless parents to die, while they sold the house, and pocketed the money. The vast majority of those elderly were rabid jesusfreakos (usually baptist, the worst of the xtian fanatics). Saw quite a few do the death rattle, and nine out of ten were scared witless of death, thrashing about, crying and begging Jaysus for one more minute! So why are xtians sooooo obsessed with the End Times, and so eager for that ole Armegedon? Good question. Damn good question!
  • No one that I knew did. There was concern that some computer programs weren't written to contain the first two numbers of the year. As I recall there was a time crunch to update the programs. You can't just add data fields where none have been defined.
  • No, but SOME people believed that society would collapse. I knew better (being a computer programmer).

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