2038 problem

2038 problem

In 2038, humanity will face a tough problem where our computers, phones and internet will crash if experts can’t solve the ‘year 2038 problem.’ The 2038 problem relates to representing time in many digital systems as the number of seconds passed since 1 January 1970 and storing it as a signed 32-bit binary integer. Such implementations cannot encode times after 03:14:07 UTC on 19 January 2038. The time on Unix systems will instead go back to 1901. There is no solution currently.

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