Mar 09, 2016 at 17:44
by Nishant Raj
Here are 15 such instances where one can say "The Simpsons already did it"!
In the episode "Bart to the Future", Donald Trump contested the elections and later went on to become the President of the United States.
In the episode "Lisa's Wedding", Lisa's fiancé could verbally communicate with his watch!
In 2013, Samsung rolled out 'The Smartwatch'!
Springfield kids were stoked about a game called Yard Work Simulator.
And in 2009 came FarmVille!
A high-tech intercom in the episode "Bart after dark" looked eerily similar to.....
....the first-generation iPod, that came out 5 years later!
In the episode "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”, Professor Fink designed these earmuffs.
The product was later launched in stores for "off the grill" warmth!
Episode "Lisa on Ice" showed a product that looked like an iPhone replete with the logo!
Trivia: Apple actually looked to The Simpsons for inspiration in designing the iPhone. Read here!
Episode "Lisa's Sacs" shows Marge holding up a book called "Curious George and the Ebola Virus"
In 2014, the outbreak spread across the world!
‘The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace’ shows Homer solving a complex equation.
Turns out, the complex invention predicts the mass of the Higgs boson, as revealed by author Simon Singh. "That equation (by Homer) predicts the mass of the Higgs boson,” Singh told the Independent.
FaceTime first happened in 1995!
"Lisa's Wedding" also showed Lisa communicating with her mother via a phone that had a video calling feature.
Since 2010, FaceTime is an indispensable part of people's lives.
In the episode "Treehouse of Horror XIX", Homer reported of a faulty voting machine that favoured candidate John McCain, when he voted for Obama.
A similar incident happened in 2012, when a faulty voting machine turned votes in favour of Mitt Romney, when people voted for Obama!
In "New Kids on the Blecch", a brief segment showed a flag (marked in red)
The same flag is now used by the Syrian opposition!
Before this video game actually rolled out, Mick and Keith gave Homer a Guitar Hero jacket in the episode “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation”.
3 years later, in 2005, Guitar Hero hit the shelves
Homer thought of a chocolate theme park in the episode “Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk”.
Shanghai really opened up a chocolate theme park in 2011!
Episode "Lisa's Wedding" showed a robot as the librarian.
In 2011, news of a futuristic library which employed robots, made the waves.