'The Simpsons' has been running for 31 seasons, with over 680 episodes and a movie. During that time, they've covered a variety of bizarre situations - some of which have come true in real life in uncanny ways. However, there are a number of Simpsons "predictions" that have not quite come true yet. The future's looking stranger than ever, so we take a look at the top 5 Simpsons situations that we may just have to start preparing for now.
1. VR Dinner
After a brief success in the '90s, VR technology is back in fashion and it's more popular than ever. Currently used largely to enhance the gaming experience, a ton of research is already being put into what other applications Virtual Reality could bring us. 'The Simpsons' might offer a clue as to what comes next - a glimpse into 2030 saw Marge and Homer chowing down on a virtual reality dinner - talk about extreme diet plans.
2. Colonizing Mars
The world is always looking to expand. Everyone is wondering where humanity is going to go next, especially as Earth is getting pretty crowded as is. The Simpsons manage to be one of the first families ever to not only make it to Mars but to make a life for themselves there. Earth is rapidly working to catch up to the Simpsons pioneering travels, with figures like Elon Musk investing a lot of time and money into the project. Mars: the one destination we can all be sure is free of the coronavirus - we can't get there fast enough.
3. Glass Doming
In 'The Simpsons Movie,' the pollution in Springfield got to such a dire point that the government decided that the only thing to do was to trap the entire town in an impenetrable glass dome. While giant glass dome technology may be beyond us for the moment, walling a town up for its undesirable elements certainly does not seem like something that's beyond current administration sentiments.
4. Trump 2028
Speaking of the Government, 'The Simpsons' has made its own guesses as to what happens next. No matter what happens in November, there is no danger of Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States in 2024. However, he's not the only Trump in a position to run for office - he might just seek to extend the Trump legacy and do all in his power to see his own daughter elected. Homer Simpson has already been seen wearing an 'Ivanka 2028' campaign button as early as 2016 - possibly predicting four terms of a Trump in the White House.
5. The First Immigrant president
On the flip side, things might go entirely another way. As it stands, only a US-born American citizen can run for president, but there have been attempts to overturn that law, most notably by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger has his own counterpart on 'The Simpsons' in action superstar Rainier Wolfcastle, who was president in 'The Simpsons Movie' but the show has predicted Schwarzenegger himself taking a seat in the Oval Office. A US citizen born abroad becoming president certainly opens up many doors for immigrants in America and is one of the more hopeful humorous views of the future 'The Simpsons' has taken.
Whatever the future has in store, it's bound to be a little messy and if 31 seasons of 'The Simpsons' have taught us anything, it's that messes are the only thing we can reliably predict.