In the prescient episode “Friends and Family” from 2015, The Simpsons offered a remarkably accurate glimpse into the future by depicting a world where individuals were fully engrossed in virtual reality through the use of VR headsets—a scenario strikingly reminiscent of the societal shift catalyzed by the release of Apple’s groundbreaking Vision Pro in 2024.
With astonishing foresight, the show humorously illustrated the consequences of this technological revolution, portraying the residents of Springfield stumbling through their daily lives while ensconced in virtual worlds.
Scenes of characters inadvertently colliding with light posts and stumbling into manholes provided a comical yet thought-provoking commentary on the potential perils of an increasingly virtual existence.
Working in the NYC subway on the go with Apple Vision Pro?! 🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/iVWiYlxjxP
— Alexxxx (@haig98) February 3, 2024
This uncanny prediction by The Simpsons serves as a testament to the show’s enduring relevance and its ability to anticipate and satirize significant cultural and technological developments years before they come to fruition.