FANS are eager to spot times when The Simpsons predicts the future – but the makers downplay claims.
Here’s are the cartoon’s predictions for 2022.
The Simpsons have predicted various incidents before[/caption]
What has The Simpsons predicted for 2021?
Virtual reality food
The Simpsons managed to travel to the future, precisely the year of 2030, where Homer and Marge indulge in some “virtual fudge” through the help of VR glasses and feeding tubes.
Food scientists at Cornell University have found that cheese consumed in a comforting virtual reality setting tasted better.
Royal Caribbean has been trying to develop technology to serve their guests with a Virtual Reality dining experience on their cruises.
Lisa harbours the feeling of going to Mars so signs up for a one way trip to the Red Planet to Marge’s displeasure.
It causes the entire family to simultaneously sign up for the trip which is bound to take place in the year of 2026.
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Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX have been trying to develop cargo ships leaving for Mars in 2022.
Ivanka Trump as a presidential candidate
The Simpsons have often made indications to Ivanka, Donald Trump’s daughter, running for President either before or after her father held office in the show.
In real life, Ivanka Trump does qualify for the requirements required for the President and her running for Office is not an inconceivable occurrence.
Robots takeover the world
The Simpsons happened to visit an amusement park where robots manned every ride.
They lost control of themselves and ended up killing most humans in and around them.
Jürgen Schmidhuber, popularly known as the “father of Artificial Intelligence”, has speculated that robots might very well take over the world as we know it in a couple decades.
Mind control by music
A 2001 episode features Bart and his friends being in a band that was a project by the Navy to try and control minds through music by feeding the kids with subliminal messages.
This particular might be considered in a list of predictions that have already come true as many people still believe that hip-hop music is used to control the minds of the listeners.
What have they predicted before?
Last year, they predicted lockdown three. Fans joked the series predicted the UK’s tiered lockdown by comparing it to the huge glass-dome prison that covered Springfield in The Simpsons movie.
Others have even included how the show predicted coronavirus as early as 1993.
Successful predictions include Trump’s presidency, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI halftime show and an old John Lewis advert.