Illusions of Time

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1896 snowball fight: joaquimcampa/status/1311391615425093634?lang=en
Prospective and retrospective timing:
ISOLATION - Mind Field:
(every episode of Mind Field is free to watch on FIpost!)
speed of time as we age:
FELT TIME by Marc Wittmann:
"Age effects in perception of time":
WaitButWhy article about The Lion King:
Barbara Walters for scale subreddit:
Barbara Walter world history image:
Examples of facts that challenge our chronological illusions:
My "Narrow Slice" video:
construal level theory:
Pipe Dream" -
Early smile image:
2:30am at a 7-11 near Disney World - 1987:
Great subreddit for candid video:
New York City in 1993 in HD - DTheater DVHS Demo Tape:
"Historical consciousness: the enigma of different paradigms":
Zachary Sayre Schiffman's THE BIRTH OF THE PAST:
History of twitter UI:
Effect of roads:
Talking With Attenborough Vsauce video:
archive footage from and shutterstock
MRI clips are of my brain as taken by the Stark lab featured in this Mind field episode:
--MUSIC (in order of first appearance)--
"glitch" audionetwork
"sweet revival" audionetwork
"passage of time" audionetwork
"desert witch" audionetwork
"facing south" audionetwork
"broadway dawn" audionetwork
"final breath" audionetwork
"tribeca" audionetwork
"carlin dream" Jake Chudnow
"martinique" audionetwork
"lazy daze" audionetwork
"imaginary sun w less voices" Jake Chudnow
"why so blue" audionetwork
"for leah" Jake Chudnow
"shona" Jake Chudnow
"moon men" Jake Chudnow
"crypt" audionetwork
"eclectica" audionetwork
"banjo ascension" audionetwork
"heat and dust" audionetwork
"twisted trip" audionetwork

Mr.laymov 53 sekuntia sitten
wait. how old are Michael. I remember watching him in my kid age
Kevin Quiros Canales
Kevin Quiros Canales 55 sekuntia sitten
I can't understand but for many of his videos I just... end up crying. Thank you Michael, you surely are a great way to spend the time we are living.
Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes 2 minuuttia sitten
Wow. I’m about as old now as you were when I started watching your videos, almost 10 years ago. Fells like yesterday
Ronald Nixon
Ronald Nixon 2 minuuttia sitten
How long has it been since Obama stole are freedom?
Christoph Backhaus
Christoph Backhaus 5 minuuttia sitten
I have SDAM and no autobiographical memory. My sense of time is completely fucked... I remember that things have happened but there is no time dimension to it.
Geralt 6 minuuttia sitten
Be bored.
chelseafolk 7 minuuttia sitten
This man is a sage. And, great soundtrack as always.
The emperor Of mankind
The emperor Of mankind 10 minuuttia sitten
Noooo the beard
Pizza 11 minuuttia sitten
15:47 AKA Karen syndrome
Bleep Bloop
Bleep Bloop 11 minuuttia sitten
Was that.... the queen of England dabbing...?
Revolve! 15 minuuttia sitten
Meanwhile, Mr Beast tips someone $10,000 and there are 10 milliin views within an hour.
FrizzyFrisco 31 minuutti sitten
You look like Phil Collins
Mert Mehmed
Mert Mehmed 32 minuuttia sitten
This comment is a time machine that only you can look through to see this thought I've had on 17/01/2021.
Leo H.
Leo H. 36 minuuttia sitten
Just the best. Great to see and hear you again. Time is and times are crazy, but we're in this together. We'll figure it out.
THEBOSSMADAFAKAS C 36 minuuttia sitten
this doesn’t have anything to do with the video, but can somebody help me find a band name? i’m not looking for something generic or “predictable”, i’m looking for a name like made up or with weird words
MaximumShaun 37 minuuttia sitten
If you want to take a trip through 1990 to 1992 Japan, visit Lyle Hiroshi Saxon’s YT channel. He’s got hours worth of videos documenting life in Tokyo.
Dan Heaton
Dan Heaton 40 minuuttia sitten
Oh hell yeah this is great the wait was worth it
amedsoprano 44 minuuttia sitten
Michael, imma be honest right here, I need you. Please do not vanish again.
Takezo Miyamoto
Takezo Miyamoto 47 minuuttia sitten
imagine if you were inmortal and you got really really old... how would you percieve time? maybe living that long isnt that much of a good idea. maybe is the other way around. maybe people should die much sooner for their own good. why dont you make an experiment abouit that, baldy?
Limeify 47 minuuttia sitten
for some reason I thought this was an older video and just now saw the date it was uploaded I am so ashamed in myself
Wait, What?
Wait, What? 48 minuuttia sitten
_Just in case if you were wondering for soo long..._ *HERE YOU GO, **21:21**!*
Arnebal 48 minuuttia sitten
Who else guessed 2:30 minutes?
Its Baba booey
Its Baba booey 52 minuuttia sitten
All I know is that I spent 31 minutes watching this video
beck michael
beck michael 52 minuuttia sitten
I suppose this answers a few questions. Most notable in my experience is that due to the nature of my work, I have to divide my attention to monitor various "systems" so that I may responded to anyone of them that may need serious attention for a shot time. Most importantly I can not miss any issue. So thus I am no longer able to watch movies during my leisure time, as that I have to be so attuned to watching many things at once. My work day seems like it's forever. Thank you Michael your knowledge and insight is so enlightening.
Robo J22
Robo J22 54 minuuttia sitten
Steffen Wiseman
Steffen Wiseman 58 minuuttia sitten
Michael, as I hit my mid 30s this topic has been on my mind a lot, and this video is very timely and relevant for me. Of the books you read for this, which one was the best / most entertaining?
The Hook: Weed Culture Australia
The Hook: Weed Culture Australia Tunti sitten
For me the past dose not egoist as tome itself, but just a single image on a spectrum... like my lifes past was single moment that happened simultaneously bu until this very moment. But the past(image) can be changed by what I do now.
Keildrik Torishima
Keildrik Torishima Tunti sitten
I was honestly expecting during the TV Paradox you'd say "at the 2 minute mark, I've asked you how long have you been watching, and now we're hitting 30 minutes and you're probably wide eyed wondering where the 28 minutes went"
c39687 Full_R3trd
c39687 Full_R3trd Tunti sitten
Damn you listened to some terrible music back in the 90s
shadowff71 Tunti sitten
Oh my god, I love how well thought out this video is. I hope others noticed but michael purposefully changed shirts in different ways to stimulate our mind's passage of time. The first time he changed it, it was such a bizarre and provocative shirt, we were bound to notice it's change. The second shirt change, Michael also made sure to make the shirt he changed into the same type of shirt as his first, but a different colour and pattern; this way, this change was different enough for our brains to register "this seems kind of different" but also feels familiar at the same time. As if maybe the change didn't happen. Then he followed the same idea by keeping the same shirt for the third change, but this time, the shirt was the same pattern as his first shirt with a different colour. It became so subtle to our minds, it's as if nothing changed at all and the shirt change became unnoticeable to me. Finally, he finishes it all off with starting off where he began with the first shirt. Props to michael and whatever team helps him plan these episodes, if he does have one.
KobleOza Tunti sitten
Did I just become depressed or uplifted? I guess only time will tell.
Ishiko Looi
Ishiko Looi Tunti sitten
I first watched Vsauce when I was in high school and I used to find its content so interesting, mesmerising but so difficult to understand. I thought it was because I was a kid. Now I am a master graduated from one of the top ten universities in the world, but I still couldn't fully understand Michael. I'm ashamed, Michael really is a genius and I realised I have so much more to learn.
ANURAG GUPTA Tunti sitten
I initially thought his head is just levitating in the air in the starting 😆
Askrwayy Tunti sitten
Is anyone now?
Zhon. Tunti sitten
Sm4rt boi
Ashwij Shenoy
Ashwij Shenoy Tunti sitten
And as always - SPECTACULAR. Last 3 mins. Awsome.
Kentro Tunti sitten
Yay he's back
Way Wrong
Way Wrong Tunti sitten
" They were just like us? " " *Always has been* "
Ismael Abufon
Ismael Abufon Tunti sitten
"And as always, thanks for watching"... Michael, au contraire, thank you for making such great content, that helps me pass time.... but I'll definitely remember ;) hehe... (Is there any long-long pattern?) --- on another subject... I do believe that we're on a big transition. It won't probably happen in our lifetime (unless gene editing becomes accessible, which would essentially divide by zero our life-times). But we're shrinking... as our data collection increases our own share and footprint on reality shrinks further. Give it enough time and a real, present life will be undistinguishable from a memory or recording It won't be much longer until when VR becomes undistinguishable from reality. Once smell and other sensorial stimulations (like feeling of mass, sun on the skin, etc) are conquered we will be able to construct hyper real simulations that could be set in any "age"... so you could virtually live in the '80s without being in the '80s... time travel will become possible through virtual simulations. Something that at scale, I believe it would weaken our perception of time and the present even further... getting closer to "the end of time"; a point when it becomes possible to live 'forever' (energy permitting), and just hop from simulation to simulation "living"' different ages and different parts of the world. Applied correctly we'd have effectively conquered our space-time portion.. Applied incorrectly we all end up in the matrix (oh wait....)
Peter Tunti sitten
feels like 2011 again
Louise Tunti sitten
When "Shona" plays, you know it's going to be more interesting.
Shannon McDowell
Shannon McDowell Tunti sitten
Thank you for this video - It was worth the time to watch it... ;-) Peace! :-D
Donkee Nutz
Donkee Nutz Tunti sitten
I finally dont need science class. POGGERS
A bowl of Miso soup
A bowl of Miso soup Tunti sitten
That's a pretty good reason to trip
MakeOutHill Tunti sitten
who else is now?
Baljeet Toor
Baljeet Toor Tunti sitten
Time lapse
Pablo Valgañón
Pablo Valgañón Tunti sitten
See y'all in 2022 if we are still alive.
tarunxp Tunti sitten
V Sauce 10 years ago - Boobs Boobs & Boobs Now - illusion of time I can really relate to you man.
Daniel Francisco Pérez Murillo
Daniel Francisco Pérez Murillo Tunti sitten
One very enlightening episode. Time, for me, is the god of gods, never to be fully understood by us four dimensional beings. But this is a very insightful way to continue the philosophical discussion. Thanks
Scramalope Tunti sitten
Yay Vsauce was here. Is here? Will be here? All of the above? Also, Curiosity box is the best thing I've gotten in the mail. I can't wait until I can get another box! Christmas for a 6 year old wiped out my funds :(
Ismael Abufon
Ismael Abufon Tunti sitten
I had a mini date with someone that happened to be fairly incompatible today and we sat down at some place near the water, and while we were chatting and after every word we spoke it became more clear how incompatible we were, I started to chronosonder in the back of my mind... and I tend to do it quite often, and it's a real fun trip. It also makes me more curious of lots of other things and people, particularly in the realities of the past as you say here. Lately I've found myself very interested in trying to have a grasp for the reality of people who lived (and fought) through WWII. I'm 33 this year and watching documentaries (colorized 😂) and reading things about how stuffed the whole situation was, I get to realise that being 33 would make me fairly older than the average conscription age. And even older than Chris Kyle ('american sniper') when he enroled to the SEALs training. Worse, to feel and realise that Michael is just 2 years older than me (1988 me vs 1986)... makes time distance very narrow as my sister is from 1986 The good, is that I become aware of many things that many others will never be able to see. But then my reality gets quite distorted.. And worse, I realise that I'm older than many people who have done great things at a younger age than mine right now, or people at a comparable age like Michael are creating and achieving great things, while I'm sitting on my ass watching videos on youtube, being a total f*ck up without having accomplished anything worthwhile ☹️☹️ (yet) 😞 Time to get to work
Khaled Layadi
Khaled Layadi Tunti sitten
31 minutes of blablablabla , micheal used to have good content , what happened ?
Nightshader Tunti sitten
Cain Tunti sitten
I felt like shaved Michael had a higher voice
Ethan Marquez
Ethan Marquez 2 tuntia sitten
My mind has been 💥
Kevin Jim
Kevin Jim 2 tuntia sitten
been thinking about this for a while now and i couldnt put a pin on it myself. the video was a great puzzle solver.
Callen 2 tuntia sitten
29:14 surgical procedures that do what?
Morgan Zachlfich
Morgan Zachlfich 2 tuntia sitten
Ryan Sarmiento
Ryan Sarmiento 2 tuntia sitten
Welcome back vsauce!!!!!!!!!!
Mahmood Mammoth
Mahmood Mammoth 2 tuntia sitten
how can one listen to "for leah" soundtrack @17:24.
jack johnson
jack johnson 2 tuntia sitten
I know this is the whole point but this video felt like three hours long
Lepapedeszozos 2 tuntia sitten
Hugo Andrioli
Hugo Andrioli 2 tuntia sitten
Is there a version that takes less time to watch ? Keep up the good work!
Gonzales Speedy
Gonzales Speedy 2 tuntia sitten
So happy
Kakss 2 tuntia sitten
And that's why I'm late for work, boss.
Jeremie Boga
Jeremie Boga 2 tuntia sitten
26:26 there is a point Who's watching in 2030?
Waluigi Vermicelli
Waluigi Vermicelli 2 tuntia sitten
From: the past To: whoever is watching this on January 17th 2031. Have a nice day!
Kushma 2 tuntia sitten
Long live the king
Umar Abdullah
Umar Abdullah 2 tuntia sitten
No man over 35 looks good without a beard
LanieMae 2 tuntia sitten
Back here after having a relax that felt like 4 minutes but was actually 4 hours
Prashant Helaiya
Prashant Helaiya 2 tuntia sitten
Now we know, he waited for 6 months to grow his beard, to make a video.
Tristan Reynolds Dominguez
Tristan Reynolds Dominguez 2 tuntia sitten
Jetpeggy 2 tuntia sitten
I'm so glad he talked about the photo of the smiling guy eating rice.
Voynich 2 tuntia sitten
Aaallright, I think thats enough mindlessly watching a rectangle for today. Thank you for the reminder, Michael.
1985 A.D
1985 A.D 2 tuntia sitten
Time is the ultimate illusion. 😎
WARLOCK GAMING 2 tuntia sitten
True effort
None Ya
None Ya 2 tuntia sitten
Mannnn I go through that Long/Short nearly everyday at work lol
Ryuutaro _
Ryuutaro _ 2 tuntia sitten
1 week?
Orange 2 tuntia sitten
But the real question is did he shared his beard? **vsauce music**
Moon Riverdale
Moon Riverdale 2 tuntia sitten
While watching the video, I felt like I was absorbing everything that he was saying, but as soon as I finished it ... I could barely remember everything....
Dylan Vittel
Dylan Vittel 2 tuntia sitten
คลิปหน้า ขอ ซับ ภาษาไทย ด้วยนะ พี่อิสระ ฮาตะ
Danny 2 tuntia sitten
why is Vsauce jumping at me from below in that cool shirt?
Benjamin 2 tuntia sitten
Who's watching in 2051?
ach Taz
ach Taz 2 tuntia sitten
I think time should be measured in two axis : duration and value with those two vectors being relative to the person's experience of the said time and could be converted to someone else's base by multiplying by two matrices inv(A) and B, with A the moral construct of the first person's ideas and perception about all the activities involved in the said time and B the new person's moral construct of those same ideas and activities. You could also add a C matrix to include the evolution of time between the time the first person experienced those activities and the time the second person's evaluation of the said activities (B) is taken place.
Waluigi Vermicelli
Waluigi Vermicelli 2 tuntia sitten
What spacetime metric do you use for this?
Matt Earl
Matt Earl 2 tuntia sitten
Love in the moment
Razark9, Flattard Tear Drinker
Razark9, Flattard Tear Drinker 3 tuntia sitten
Image of beardless Michael is defnitely cursed.
rokko 3 tuntia sitten
@26:55 lists a stream of negative... followed by "it may even be our purpose" well that's depressing. and entirely wrong if i may be so blunt.
UnshotSpy 3 tuntia sitten
I miss 2016 greatly. 5 years ago now, my life was completely different- still going to school, and some of my favourite video games of all time had just recently come out and were still fresh. Things are different now as I enter the real world but I will never forget 2016... Nor 2012, or 2009, or even further than that.
Bjørn Martin Stonersen
Bjørn Martin Stonersen 3 tuntia sitten
he looks different than a few years ago..
Vocal Studio
Vocal Studio 3 tuntia sitten
Thanks for the video🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Marco Paolo Pradez
Marco Paolo Pradez 3 tuntia sitten
been waiting for this!!
No U
No U 3 tuntia sitten
I'm watching this now, 1 Week after upload. Hello future me.
Sukhbir Sekhon
Sukhbir Sekhon 3 tuntia sitten
They say, well Joe rogan says, our brains are still developing until our mid 20s. Everything is fresh to us and our brain. We feel everything so strongly because its so new. Into our 30s and onwards it takes more and more to get us excited. A lot of things become run of the mill and therefore easily forgettable.
ZYD_ Zixo the unjedi
ZYD_ Zixo the unjedi 3 tuntia sitten
Without the beard Michael looks 34 but with the beard he looks 45
Guillermo Reyes
Guillermo Reyes 3 tuntia sitten
another thing that I also find uncanny, is the fact that, whenever I think of movies or cartoons (specially cartoons) from my childhood, the images in my memories are usually crisp high-def images. But when I look at them nowadays (like in the case of He-Man, one of my favourites) the quality is so bad, that I keep asking myself why is the mental picture so far from what the actual quality was.
Temple 2 tuntia sitten
Brain smart brain upscale 🌜
Daniel DuPree
Daniel DuPree 3 tuntia sitten
I’ve waited so long ),:
Mark Nealon
Mark Nealon 3 tuntia sitten
Sonder involves a pretty big assumption that what we perceive as reality is reality...
Anna Russo
Anna Russo 3 tuntia sitten
About the chronosonder I noticed that when I'm watching a film even if I know well that it's been made before the pandemic, It's strange to see people without a mask on their face, especially in public places
Sheriff Daramola
Sheriff Daramola 3 tuntia sitten
Closing note... Meditation! Thank you
Acguy Fanguy
Acguy Fanguy 3 tuntia sitten
21:22 the drop
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