The Simpsons audience were surprised when the show anticipated yet another event.
The long-running series has been delivering jaw-dropping forecasts for more than three decades, with the Titanic submersible catastrophe, Barbie hysteria, and Donald Trump’s arrest coming true last year.
It’s happened again, with Apple releasing a technology that was featured in an episode from 2016.
Last week, the tech business introduced the new £3,400 Vision Pro, a mixed reality headset that integrates digital media with the real world and allows users to interact with the system via physical inputs such as motion gestures, eye tracking, and speech recognition.
However, observant TV viewers have observed that a similar product took over Springfield in a 2016 episode of The Simpsons.
In Friends and Family, Mr. Burns cast Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie as his virtual reality family, which eventually becomes a technology that everyone has access to.
😱😱Another successful prediction from The Simpsons/ Here's how they could find out about the appearance of the Apple Vision Pro🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/se5tlEr6K2
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A montage then shows all of The Simpsons characters donning virtual reality headsets as they stumble into lampposts and fall into potholes while trying to keep up with the goggles.
Other characters were then seen taking part in the VR experience, such as Principal Seymour Skinner having a virtual picnic and Homer and Marge kissing each other virtually in bed.
‘Get ready to have your mind blown! The Simpsons once again proved they are the Nostradamus of the 21st century by predicting the Apple Vision Pro. The future is now, folks!’ Adan Fucci posted on X.
‘Wait, did The Simpsons predict the future again? In this 2016 episode, they showed the Apple Vision Pro, which was released in 2024. How long until we all have one of these futuristic devices,’ user eulah.btc posted.
‘Did they or did Apple use the Simpsons as an inspiration?’ Dr Daze questioned.
Meanwhile many others suggested Apple had used The Simpsons as creative inspiration.
Since Apple introduced their new device, some have compared it to a ‘Black Mirror episode’.
CEO Tim Cook reportedly referred to the headgear as ‘the most sophisticated personal electronics gadget ever’.
According to reports, 20,000 goggles have been sold since their release.
In recent days, social media videos have shown a young guy using the headset while sitting in a New York City subway vehicle typing in the air, while others show individuals using them at the gym, at a shopping mall and even exiting a toilet with one on.
The Simpsons is streaming on Disney Plus.