At this point, who can doubt that the Simpsons are really predicting the future? The proof is there. There are not one, two, three, or five events that the Simpsons have successfully predicted. But there are dozens of them, all with millimeter accuracy, who introduce Matt Gröning to us more as a fortune teller than as a screenwriter. And the Simpsons even predicted Bitcoin and now the murderous hornets.
Did they really predict cryptocurrencies?
Of course, I understand that once you’ve read the last sentence, my dear reader, you have raised your eyebrows suspiciously, without believing that the yellow family really has such advanced predictive powers. “Come on – you say without believing me – it could be that they did a few things, but Bitcoin? Impossible “.
Although your skepticism about reality is understandable, I have to tell you that you are wrong: The Simpsons actually predicted Bitcoin. And they didn’t do it for a couple of years before Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin white paper in 2008. No, no, no, that would be too easy for the Simpsons.
It was 1997 (11 years before Nakamoto) when the Simpsons announced the arrival of the crypto world. In a scene from the dean of the American television program, we were able to see Homer and Marge in front of shops from … You guessed it, crypto, walking.
Eleven years before blockchain technology appeared on public radar and twenty years before Bitcoin achieved the success it has today.
Corona Virus and Killer Hornets: The Simpsons Do It Again
Impressive, isn’t it? However, this is just a small taste of the Simpsons’ predictive power. Well, from Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election to Germany’s triumph at the 2014 World Cup to the purchase of 20th Century Fox by Disney and even the iPod, everything was predicted by the Simpsons.
“Well, I’m not impressed – you’re still skeptical – after all, with so many episodes behind him, it’s logical that they hit something from time to time.” And this is, my dear reader, the main argument of those who are still not ready to believe in the powers of the Simpsons.
However, if you think the yellow family’s abilities are no better than that of a tarot reader at the fairgrounds, you might want to consider the Simpsons’ big prediction in 2020: the corona virus.
That’s right when even scientists in China still didn’t dream of the possibility that the coronavirus could be born, and a disease like COVID-19, which was born in Asia but arrived in the West, has been the subject of an episode of The Simpsons … from 1993.
What did you predict?
It was on May 3, 1993 that this episode of The Simpsons was first released. In it, Homer places an order with an Asian factory and when she arrives in the USA, she is surprised: it came with a virus. It spread quickly across Springfield and affected the residents without defending themselves.
But okay, let’s admit that at the end of the day this is a simple act that every Simpsons screenwriter might have come up with
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And as soon as the Asian flu spreads in Springfield, the residents rush to the hospital. Where Dr. Hibbert not only tells them that there is no cure, but also recommends the only possible solution to stay at home and rest.
Immediately, frightened villagers did the only sensible thing in this situation: riots. Shutting down a truck with a delivery of murderous hornets, and now if you can’t deny the Simpson’s powers, that’s exactly what happened in the United States this week.
Check and kill, dear reader. Not even with all your skepticism can you deny that the fact that an American television program predicted the arrival of an Asian virus in 1996 followed by an invasion of murderous hornets is at least suspicious.
So it’s time to accept reality: The Simpsons predicted the Bitcoin coronavirus, and we’d better pay attention to it if we want to know what the future holds for us.