Y2K being a hot topic nowadays brought some millennials to remember the chaotic experience they faced as the world counted down to the turn of the millennium in 1999.

Dubbed the Y2K crisis, concerns loomed large over the potential chaos that awaited as computer systems prepared to transition into the year 2000. The fear stemmed from the possibility that older systems, programmed with a two-digit date convention, would misinterpret the change from 99 to 00, leading to widespread malfunctions.

The looming threat sparked a frenzy within the computer industry and ignited a media storm, amplifying anxieties globally.

As the clock struck midnight and the calendar flipped to 2000, the world held its breath. Much to the relief of many, the feared chaos failed to materialize.

Nevertheless, the Y2K scare left a lasting legacy.