The author is pretty pessimistic about mankind's future saying that the "illusion of social stability is about to be shattered . . . and nothing can stop it." (The Year 2000 problem is a problem for both digital (computer-related) and non-digital documentation and data storage situations which resulted from the practice of abbreviating a four-digit year to two digits).
The rest of the supposed "catastrophic results" of the Y2K bug were outlined on the book's back cover: Social security checks will stop coming; Planes all over the world will be grounded; Credit card charges will be rejected; Military defense systems will fail; Police records and emergency communications will be inaccessible; There will be massive, long-term power failures; Bank funds will be inaccessible; Insurance policies will appear to have expired; Telephone systems will fail to operate; IRS tax records and government funds will be unavailable; The Federal Reserve will be unable to clear checks; Time security vaults will fail to open or close on time; Traffic signals will fail to function; Office systems will fail and your employer will go out of business.
Hyatt, M.S., (1998) "The Millennium Bug: How to Survive the Coming Chaos", USA: Regnery Publishing