No, The Simpsons Did Not Predict Facebook’s Oculus Purchase (But The Oatmeal Did)

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Fox’s long-running animated sitcom The Simpsons has kind of a reputation for predicting the future with uncanny accuracy, but when it comes to Facebook’s purchase of the Oculus Rift, they didn’t quite nail it like the following image suggests: simpsons facebook oculus memeThat image has gone viral all over the Internet since Facebook’s left-field (though intriguing) acquisition of Oculus VR, but look a little closer. FarmVille has been ‘shopped in.

Here’s the original image, from Kotaku: simpsons facebook oculus Close (and satirical as hell), but no cigar.

The Simpsons may have let us down this time, but wait, someone actually did manage to predict Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, so you can still get your goosebumps on. From The Oatmeal:


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.


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