2998 is a year that Futurama is set. It is a common year starting on Monday.
- Bender attends and graduates Bending College, majoring in bending and minoring in Robo-American studies.
- Bender is built in Tijuana, Mexico. It is revealed in "Lethal Inspection" that Hermes actually worked as Inspector #5 at the Tijuana manufacturing plant and he inspected Bender, and despite his fault by not having a backup memory, Hermes saved him so he could have a life.