The millennium bug is an example of short-sightedness and carelessness that may have vastly disruptive effects (or may just have some temporary and minor effects). It is no more a “signal” than AIDS is a “signal.” Disruption alone (especially when its cause is merely human stupidity) never prompts people to advance to a new vision, it prompts them to revert to magic and superstition.

UPDATE: 30 Dec 1998
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