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What Effect will the Millennium Bug have on Society People talk about the Millennium Bug but few actually know what it is and how big an effect is could have Virtually everything is our society is vulnerable from water and electricity to our phone bills and savings accounts The Millennium Bug is a design fault dating back to the early days of computers and the way they store time and date When you turn on your computer it knows the time and date thanks to a built in clock which memorises the date in the form of monthdayyear The problem is that when we go from 99 to 00 many computers wont know whether this means the year 1900 2000 or the year that the computer was created This may cause havoc on society especially now we are so reliant on computers in our everyday lives As a result the Millennium Bug may cause major concerns in health unemployment our finance system and personal safety Life and death situations could arise as hospital systems such as life support and machines used to monitor a patients vital signs are among the systems at risk Australian hospitals believe that as many as 60 of their machines may not work properly when the date rolls over Local testing has identified the ultrasound machines and central monitors which have exhibited year 2000 failures There could be significant threats to personal safety for example if an ultrasound wrongly calculated the size of a faetus or administered radiation therapy incorrectly Also people with heart pace makers could face the possibility of them failing Bank accounts could be wiped off the records and ATMs could swallow cards thought to be expired Computers controlling home loans could strip banks off millions of dollars by resetting mortgage repayment programs back to 1900 Millions of dollars are being poured into rectification programs by financial institutions Now the Australian Stock Exchange will only licence
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