After more than 34 years since its debut, “The Simpsons” continues to stay relevant. Undoubtedly one of the most famous TV series in history, created by Matt Groening in 1989, The Yellow Family, residing in Springfield, has accompanied multiple generations with their adventures. Beyond its humor, family appeal, and sarcastic touch across hundreds of episodes, the show is renowned for its ability to anticipate reality, predicting the future on more than a few occasions, even when it seemed highly improbable.
In the latest instance of this phenomenon, “The Simpsons” foresaw the advent of Apple Vision Pro technology. The FOX series predicted the use of this technology in the second episode of its 28th season, titled “Friends and Family.” Remarkably, the depicted glasses bear a striking resemblance to the ones currently available on the market.
In a segment of the episode, various characters from the series are seen wearing the glasses, including the comic book store owner, the bee man, Principal Skinner, and even Homer and Marge lying in bed while kissing in virtual reality. However, “The Simpsons” also portrays the potential chaos that could ensue from the technology’s use, with Moe crashing into a lamppost or Agnes Skinner, Seymour’s mother, falling down an open manhole.
This uncanny ability of “The Simpsons” to foreshadow technological advancements adds another layer to the show’s cultural impact, making it not just a humorous animated series but a cultural touchstone with a knack for predicting the future.