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Today I am here to ask an interesting question and put some worries in the head on peoples who aren't aware of the "Problem Of 2038". The clock strikes 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, 19th January 2038, a total of 2147483647 seconds since 1st January 1970. You may ask, "Alright, but why do I care that 2147483647 seconds would've passed since 1970 in 19th January 2038?" - Because, 1st January 1970 is the date when the 32 bit count started. The problem is that this 32 bit thingy has a limit of 2147483647 seconds. One great example, of why do we care about this limit is the song "PSY - Gangnam Style". Since YouTube was using that 32 bit system to count views back then, as you may guess there was a bit of a problem once that song reached 2,147,483,647 views. Once it reached 2,147,483,647 views, the YouTube views counter broke. Of course, after this YouTube is now using 64 bit system, which can handle up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 views. That's good for YouTube, but what about computers that use 32 bit counting system in 19th January 2038? - According to Google, they will just malfunction but I am also asking this question here, because I am curious if someone of you can at least share a theory or make an attempt to predict!?