Date format: this year is 02024

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.


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…