Re: USA collapse (was: why a gun)

Hara Ra (
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 20:31:34 -0800

Hal Finney wrote:

> The newest doom prediction is the year 2000 (Y2K) problem. The intricate,
> interdependent financial community will be incapacitated when the
> inevitable problems occur. <snip>
> Actually I think this one has some credibility. <snip> On the other hand
> the Y2K problem won't all occur on one day; problems will start to occur
> and gradually get worse as the transition approaches.

> What do you see ahead that suggests as high as a 50% chance of this
> kind of change?

Yes the Y2K problem is a hassle and there will be losers. IMHO, the Y2K
is an opportunity - all that old software and hardware should go on the
junk heap anyway, and this will merely ensure that new software on new
hardware will replace all this undocumented old kludgy stuff. And good

Like, I recall LA in the 50s when back yard incinerators were legal.
Visibility was 1 block on many smoggy days....

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