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Opportunity or obsession?  Here's how The Simpsons predicted the Apple Vision Pro years ago

Opportunity or obsession? Here's how The Simpsons predicted the Apple Vision Pro years ago

Looks like “The Simpsons” has done it again! Matt Groening's popular series, known for its knack for predicting future events, appears to have pre-empted the launch of one of the most talked about technological innovations of the moment: Apple Vision Pro.

This revelation caused a huge uproar among fans of the

Technology beyond imagination

Vision Pro is not just another tool. It allows users to immerse themselves in a mixed reality, where they can, from viewing photos to enjoying games, listening to music and watching movies, all controlled intuitively.

With native Apple apps and others adapted from partner companies, this device redefines digital interaction.

Vision Forecast Pro

The episode that caught our attention, “Friends & Family” from Season 28, which aired in 2016, shows Mr. Burns testing out a new virtual reality headset, and creating a virtual family with Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.

The similarity between the fictional device and Apple's recently launched Vision Pro is striking. The series device and the real product share innovative features such as eye movement control, voice commands and hand gestures, promising an unprecedented immersive experience.

X users couldn't help but notice and comment on the similarity between the graphic images and images of people using the device in public places, such as the subway and the streets, looking like they have emerged from a dystopian scenario.

“The Simpsons” is a cultural revelation

This isn't the first time The Simpsons has been right in its predictions. From major world events, like the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, to more specific details, like Twitter's new logo, the series has a proven track record of being true to reality.

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These predictions reinforce the series' status not just as entertainment, but as a social satire that sometimes verges on the prophetic.