The Simpsons is an American pop culture powerhouse. This is an undisputed fact.
As such, what better way to convince people to buy a virtual reality headset than by crafting a 360-degree video featuring 500 episodes of The Simpsons all at once?
Okay, maybe this wouldn't actually convince anybody, but it sure is mesmerising, to say the least. John Hatfield took a video of 500 episodes of the show playing at the same time by Omniverse and created "The Simpsons Sphere," a 360-degree dome of all Simpsons, all the time. Why? We may never know.
You can watch the video below, but just imagine what it would be like to "experience" this video in VR. Look up? Simpsons. Look down? Simpsons. Right? Simpsons. Left? Simpsons. There is no escaping it. Listening to the video is having a cacophony of vaguely-identifiable sounds from the television show assaulting your eardrums until the point that your mind simply gives up and accepts that after all these years, The Simpsons truly is the answer to all of life's questions. The truth has been in front of you this whole time, it just took 500 episodes of America's longest ongoing show playing at the same time for you to realize it.
There are so many potential uses for a video like this. It could be used as an enhanced interrogation method for members of ISIS. It seems likely that it might be capable of brainwashing those who are strapped into the video for too long.
Or perhaps you want to get caught up on The Simpsons really fast and happen to be an insectoid alien with 500 eyeballs. If that's the case, this video is tailor-made for you and is likely a lifesaver. Do you know how long it would take to watch each of these episodes separately? This way, by watching them all at once, you can quickly get a better understanding of American culture so as to better assimilate into normal society and evade the Men in Black (Will Smith is relentless).
Look, just watch the video. You won't be sorry you did. Or maybe you will be. I swear, it's not my fault. The Simpsons made me do it.