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‘The Simpsons’ Perfectly Predicted the Apple Vision Pro Back in 2016

‘The Simpsons’ Perfectly Predicted the Apple Vision Pro Back in 2016

What comes first, the invention or The Simpsons episode about it?

The creators of the seemingly clairvoyant cartoon have once again been credited with “predicting” the rise of Apple’s Vision Pro, an augmented reality headset that is currently taking over the tech world. The headset, which looks like something out of a Black Mirror episode, dropped Friday in Apple stores.

Over the weekend, early adopters posted videos of themselves out and about in public wearing the headset. The scenes look eerily similar to a Simpsons episode from 2016 titled “Friends and Family,” where Mr. Burns hires Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie to play his live-in virtual reality family as a trial run for a new VR headset. He then releases the gadget to the public and everything quickly spirals in Springfield when residents wearing the headset begin walking into lampposts and falling into manholes.

In our world, tech lovers shared videos of themselves on a New York City subway car, walking down a street in San Jose, California, and driving down the road in a self-driving car. Looking at everything side-by-side, it seems like The Simpsons were spot on about the future.

The cartoon show has developed an odd ability to accurately predict the future, including Trump becoming president to the Titanic submarine disaster to even minor Olympic scandals. It appears as if someone on the show’s team has some explaining to do.

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