Do you remember December 31, 1999? I certainly do. Most of my co-workers and I spent the day and evening in the data center of our employer, waiting for the Y2K bugs to appear.
Of course, the bugs never appeared. Instead, we enjoyed pizza and beer, supplied by our employer.
Actually, we did find one "bug." One of our UNIX servers (out of 40 or 50 UNIX servers in our data center) did not update the year properly at the stroke of midnight. Within a very few minutes, one of the company's system administrators logged into the system and updated the date/time manually. Everything worked perfectly after that. We didn't find any other problems.
Many "experts" had predicted widespread starvation, utility failures, air traffic control outages, medical emergencies, and financial catastrophe. In short, many "experts" nearly predicted the end of the world as we knew it. I wonder how those "experts" feel today about their predictions?