8 Times “The Simpsons” Pretty Much Predicted the Future
The Simpsons seems to have predicted as much about our world as it has witnessed, and now it’s been around long enough to riff on the events it long ago predicted in what passed for comedy at the time.
Here are 11 moments predicted by The Simpsons that have now come to pass.
1. The “God Particle.”
Scientists confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson back in 2012…14 years after Homer illustrated an undiscovered particle on a blackboard.
2. A Nobel Prize winner.
Millhouse bet on MIT professor Bengt Holmstrom to win a Nobel Prize – which he did 6 years later.
3. Censorship of the David statue.
Yes, residents of St. Petersburg actually wanted the “indecent” statue covered, just like on the show.
4. Smartwatches are old hat.
They were using a watch as a phone back in 1995.
5. In 2003, Siegfried and Roy had a little trouble with their white tiger.
Ten years earlier, they were mauled by one on The Simpsons.
6. Disney and 20th Century Fox.
In 1998, Homer sold a script to 20th Century Fox…which had just been taken over by Disney. That happened for real 19 years later.
7. On the show the three-eyed fish was a sign that pollution was getting out of control.
So…they nailed that, too.
8. In 1994, Dolph’s Apple Newton made an “autocorrect.”
It changed “beat up martin” to “eat up martha.” In 2005, autocorrect was rolled out for real.