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The Simpsons predicted the future: Uncanny coincidences revealed

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Who wouldn't want to know what lies in the future? Even though science can't predict the future, people often strive to do so. However, would you believe me if I told you that the future has already been predicted in an animated show? Indeed, you're correct; I'm talking about the animated sitcom 'The Simpsons,' created by Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simons.

The Simpsons series is likely a source in the world of conspiracy theories. People have always aspired to create time machines because they were desperate about what would happen in the future so they could prepare for anything positive or negative.

Since it began broadcasting in 1989, it has been one of the longest-running programs and has already predicted many future events.

Invention of Facetime and Smartwatch

In the 19th episode of season 6 (1995), a character named Lisa visits a fortune teller and wishes to speak with Marge Simpson, who is 15 years ahead.

They communicate using a picture phone, the equivalent of FaceTime on today's Apple devices. At Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference on June 7, 2010, Steve Jobs officially announced Facetime.

This episode also featured a smartwatch, with a character using it for voice communication. This feature is similar to the calling capability found in modern smartwatches, developed about 19 years ago.

Horsemeat Scandal

In a 1994 episode, a woman cooked horsemeat for the patrons, but they were completely unaware of what they were eating. A horsemeat scandal shocked Europe in 2013. European meat suppliers had been covertly blending horsemeat with other meats, so many restaurants began serving it and the public was left in the dark for a while.

Why horsemeat when it might have been any other meat? A question might arise. Did they again predict the future, or is it just a coincidence?

Brazil vs Germany in the World Cup

The football World Cup final between Brazil and Germany was televised in 2013 season 25, episode 16, with Germany emerging victorious. Brazil lost to Germany by 1–7 goals in the 2014 World Cup semi-final match.

Lady Gaga's show

In an episode named 'Lisa Goes Gaga' in 2012, a singer performing in Springfield while wearing outrageous attire and flying across the air on wires was shown.

Lady Gaga plunged from the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium precisely as revealed in that episode at her 2017 Pepsi Halftime Show appearance at Super Bowl LI.

Trump's presidency

The episode 'Bart to the Future' aired in 2000. Lisa becomes the country's first 'straight female' president in this episode. 'As you know, we inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump,' Lisa told her staff, who explained that her predecessor's actions had left the nation in poor shape.

In the real world, Trump became the 45th president of the United States of America in 2017. Even the scenes in that drama were quite similar to reality.

The emergency of underwater submersible

In the tenth episode of season 17, Homer and his presumed father go to search the underwater ship known as 'Piso Mojado'  for treasure in separate submersibles.

Still, Homer's oxygen levels keep falling after getting stuck in coral. After losing consciousness, he awakens in a hospital after three days. In June 2023, a submersible named OceanGate, carrying five people went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and vanished in real life.

The submersible, which headed out early on June 19 with 96 hours of oxygen, lost contact with the firm and, as of June 22, went missing, and later, the debris was found at the bottom of the ocean.

Ebola Outbreak

Marge tried to cheer up Bart by reading Curious George and the Ebola Virus in a 1990 episode titled 'Lisa's Sax.' Ebola experienced its greatest epidemic in 2014 and 2015, even though the disease existed before the incident.

Bengt R. Holmstrom wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Lisa and her pals have been keeping a score on a prediction sheet for the Nobel Prize discussions since the first episode of season 22 in 2010. Milhouse Van Houten predicted that Bengt Holmström of MIT would win the Nobel Prize for Economics. Holmstrom eventually won the prize in 2016.

GoPro, AI robots taking over, virtual reality cuisine, baby translators, Disney purchasing a 20th-century fox, the discovery mass of the Higgs-Boson particle, the NSA surveillance scandal, and many other predictions were included in The Simpsons.

The Simpsons forecasted events that haven't yet come to pass in 2024, including Christiano Ronaldo's 2026 World Cup victory, Trump's presidential ambitions, the colonization of Mars, Kamala Harris's historic election as the first female president of the United States, World War 3, and more.

Because some of the Simpsons' predictions are so precise, some viewers might conclude that the show's creators are from the future. It's incredible how exact they can be!

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