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10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons

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David Cornish
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Simpsons did it first. 

Well, when you've written 27 seasons, you're going to drain the creative ideas well sooner or later.

In addition to making every script writer's job roughly 110 per cent harder, The Simpsons has also outpaced the tech industry to a number of key inventions. 

Compiled by the minds of Alltime10s, the following video highlights a score of inventions that turned up in the block-coloured world of Springfield before occurring IRL.

From smartwatches to autocorrect, Matt Groening must be kicking himself he didn't put some patent requests in.

  • 10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons

    3D printed food

    Episode: Future Drama

  • 10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons 1

    Farmville/VR job simulator

    Episode: Bart Carny

  • 10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons 2

    Hamburger earmuffs

    Episode: The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace

  • 10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons 3

    Baby translator

    Episode: Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

    Yep, there's an app for that.

  • 10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons 4

    Airplane restaurant

    Episode: Natural Born Kissers

  • 10 inventions predicted by The Simpsons 5

    Autocorrect

    Episode: Lisa on Ice

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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