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Back to the Future

The Computer-Generated Apocalypse That Never Happened

The Y2K scare prompted Americans to stockpile food and stash cash. Twenty years later, a global pandemic has us doing much of the same.

Y2K in big WordArt letters on top of a Windows 95 desktop with a ton of error messages and a rainbow gradient background.

This story is a part of our Back to the Future series on how key moments in the year 2000

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Bärí A. Williams

Bärí A. Williams

Tech attorney, privacy aficionado, and operations advisor. Advocate of inclusion and ethics to build better products. Created supplier diversity @ Facebook.