On this week's episode of Macrodosing, we made some predictions for the future and talked about different futuristic notions throughout history.
One thing I wanted some clarification on from my older co-hosts was Y2K. I had just recently stopped shitting in my pants at the time, so I wanted to hear what exactly the problem was from people who were aware of what was going on back then. I understood the basic premise, but I still don't really get why everyone was freaking out.
Even if the computers thought it was 1900, what's the big deal? It's not like a plane would spontaneously drop out of the sky because the computer system thought it was 1900 instead of 2000 — unless it was sentient enough to know planes hadn't been invented yet, which is a much larger problem to begin with. The biggest actual issue I found was some babies being registered as 100 years old and a guy getting charged $91,000 for renting The General's Daughter. I imagine both of those were resolved rather quickly.
On the whole, Y2K turned out to be possibly the biggest nothing burger in history. Just a bunch of freak out for some Blockbuster system errors.
If you want to hear our predictions for the future as well as hear some patented Macrodosing banter, tune into this week's episode and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.