“The Simpson predicted the future .. Yet again,” gushed one X user describing the cartoon’s alleged foretelling of the tech, which dropped Friday in Apple stores.
For the uninitiated, these “Black Mirror”-esque devices — controlled by the eyes and hand gestures — allow viewers to enjoy a range of hyperrealistic VR experiences, from an Alicia Keys concert to a rhino charging right at them.
Despite their hefty $3,500 price tag, Apple sold out of its initial stock of the gadgets after customers bought around 200,000 units during the 10 days.
The Vision Pro might’ve only been released recently, however, their invention was allegedly foretold by the ever-prophetic “Simpsons” back in 2016.
In the prescient episode, entitled “Friends and Family,” Mr. Burns hires Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie to play his live-in virtual reality family as a trial run for a new headset that’s a dead ringer for the Vision Pro.
He subsequently releases the gadget to the public and all hell breaks loose: A montage shows various Simpsons characters wearing the obtrusive headset while walking into lampposts and falling into manholes.
As X users pointed out, these images rang eerily similar to somewhat dystopian photos and videos of people wearing Vision Pros in public.
These included a tech lover donning the conspicuous goggles on a New York City subway car, and another Apple Pro-sporting guy walking down a street in San Jose, California and interacting with objects only he can see like a crazy person.