Date format: this year is 02024

By Forumite @ 2024-02-12T00:42 (–6)

I recently noticed that some people, instead of writing the date in the normal way, add a zero at the beginning of the year. 

So, we are now in February 02024. 

WW2 started in 01939.

Etc... 

I assume that the intention here is to give a psychological nudge towards thinking in a more longtermist way. 

For me, I think it actually works. 

I just thought this was interesting and thought-provoking, and wanted to share it... 


JoshuaBlake @ 2024-02-12T11:33 (+4)

This seems weird. We don't write 0156 for the year 156. I think this is likely to cause confusion.

Vaughn Papenhausen @ 2024-02-12T01:20 (+1)

Cf this: Kurzgesagt, A New History for Humanity – The Human Era