Sunday, October 03, 2010

Jan. 1999: Gillian Anderson Warned of Y2K Disaster

The Official Gillian Anderson Website - Archive - Transcripts
GILLIAN: Actually, you know what? I actually have been doing a lot of research on Y2K. I have indeed. Did you... Do have a specific question? Am I interrupting?
LETTERMAN: Give us an example of how bad things might be. This is a conjecture, it's conjecture, but it might be.

GILLIAN: Well, you know, there's a possibility that there could be a huge food shortage in stores, that...

LETTERMAN: Born of what? Why is there... What is the computer thing have to do with food shortage?

GILLIAN: Well, because in terms of, like... In terms of getting the food in the trucks to go to all the different cities around, and if the computers aren't working to regulate that system, then...

LETTERMAN: Everything breaks down.

GILLIAN: Then everything kind of breaks down.

LETTERMAN: So dependent have we become on the computer.

GILLIAN: Oh, absolutely-- which is so ironic, because I think what this is about right now is, this is an opportunity for us to get back to basics in a sense, and for us to unite as communities to help each other, so that eventually, if there is a devastating effect, that at least we can join together with the people around us, instead of, you know, acting out of fear and robbing our neighbors for food, or for money, or whatever, because there's nothing around. And the ironic thing is that... Why are you guys laughing?

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