Illusions of Time

2021-ж., 8-янв.
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1896 snowball fight:
Prospective and retrospective timing:
ISOLATION - Mind Field:
(every episode of Mind Field is free to watch on KGworld!)
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

  • I've never before, heard a person say they liked ummbop or however that's spelled.

    Randy MillerRandy Miller21 секунд мурун
  • can someone tell me why this guys doesnt upload much? im new here.

    Darth SeverusDarth SeverusМүнөт мурун
  • Even the Nelson Mandela effect the time illusion.may be in future their will be a episode on Morgan freeman the old guy since 90's.

    Jithendhar jithJithendhar jithМүнөт мурун
  • I'm noticing only now that his beard constitutes to my casual viewer's eyes about 90 percent of Michael's persona.

    Salvo D'IppolitoSalvo D'Ippolito4 мүнөт мурун
  • "WHAT IS YOUR CONSEPTUAL CONTINUITY" Frank Zappa from the APOSTROPHE 1974. Something I still ask PEOPLE...Enjoy what you IS!

    Soul JacketSoul Jacket7 мүнөт мурун

    NonameNoname9 мүнөт мурун
  • This guy DID NOT spend 3 days in Solitary Isolation, Who is he kidding ? Even Hardcore Convicts who have spent decades in Prison have described a single day of Solitary Isolation in a White Room as Painful and Torture.

    Just another AtheistJust another Atheist9 мүнөт мурун
  • ....anyone else see the lady holding a smart phone in 1980 video in 7/11..?

    HGCdukeHGCduke11 мүнөт мурун
  • this is dope

    siba500siba50016 мүнөт мурун
  • How much I focused made me realize this wasn't that much time in a day it can be 7 days of not a lot or the same thing more

    Nathan TNathan T17 мүнөт мурун
  • He's back.... *Or is he?*

    white_shadowZzwhite_shadowZz18 мүнөт мурун
  • Basically we'r not important at all and nothing we do matter in the long run...hurryay

    wortazwortaz25 мүнөт мурун
  • See you guys another 6/7 month

    Cat VideoCat Video27 мүнөт мурун
  • Well I am a time traveller and I Vsauce completed 20 M subs on August 26 2021

    Pranav NaddaPranav Nadda27 мүнөт мурун
  • probably the best Vsauce video to date

    ColinColin27 мүнөт мурун
  • The title of the video is an excuse for the long break he took And we didn't even notice

    Joao PauloJoao Paulo30 мүнөт мурун
  • Watch apollo 11 the movie... People from the 60' in HD... it's mindblowing

    Olivier OberholzerOlivier Oberholzer32 мүнөт мурун
  • Who is watching the video in 2022?

    Tanmay MishraTanmay Mishra41 мүнөт мурун
  • One of your best videos, my brain is going to be chewing on this for a while. :D

    ArzonikArzonik51 мүнөт мурун
  • **2021 will be the worse year** also 2021=

    DankGateGGDankGateGG52 мүнөт мурун
  • I like the fact you waited 4 months for the beard before you came back. Thanks Michael. Welcome back.

    T MattT Matt58 мүнөт мурун
  • He changed his pullover

    Thorsten KutscherThorsten Kutscher59 мүнөт мурун
  • 20:25 people snapping pics of food BEFORE social media? 🤔

    mwm48mwm48Саат мурун
  • The alternative title to this is “A guy making you feel like an old piece of shit for 30 minutes” But seriously, great video!

    Ryan SchmittRyan SchmittСаат мурун
  • is it me or when i 1st saw him it look like his heasd was floading

    Kevin JiangKevin JiangСаат мурун
  • No vsauce music :’(

    qwifso gamingqwifso gamingСаат мурун
  • gather around kids the only youtuber ever has posted

    tobiestucktobiestuckСаат мурун
  • This is what I’m gonna say when my teacher ask why I’m late

    UnconsciousPancakeUnconsciousPancakeСаат мурун
  • I love that sweater

    Javkhlan BayarkhuuJavkhlan BayarkhuuСаат мурун
  • Does Michael do an impression of David Cross or does David Cross do an impression of Michael?

    da manda manСаат мурун
  • What the hell!!!!! The beard!!!! Noooooooo

    Yea SureYea SureСаат мурун

    Carlos Henrique MayolCarlos Henrique MayolСаат мурун
  • Good thing I'll never be old

    da manda manСаат мурун
  • Is it possible to send Mickel from vesause things in his po box, I would love to send him a box from dollor shave club. Not as a sponsor or anything I just wanna see this beard grow to its fullest potentel and thrive on his face. Like a new born baby.

    Dakota HobbickDakota HobbickСаат мурун
  • the reason vsauce hasn't uploaded for months was because he had to grow his beard back after shaving it for a few seconds of the video.

    Annabella SuwannakomAnnabella SuwannakomСаат мурун
  • Michael without beard looks like Jeff Kaplan

    PlacironePlacironeСаат мурун
  • I keep thinking I'm hearing animal crossing new horizons in the background 😅🤣

    N̸U̷L̵L̸ B̵Y̶T̸E̷N̸U̷L̵L̸ B̵Y̶T̸E̷Саат мурун
  • The meek romania ultrastructurally compete because duckling acromegaly identify during a cynical explanation. dirty, deadpan wish

    Jack LymanJack LymanСаат мурун
  • WOW!!!

    Akash ThomasAkash ThomasСаат мурун
  • I feel like this idea that the current day with the most modern tech means we are the most valid time is also a way in which people shrug off the social attitudes of the past since we have 4k video capability on smartphones the opinion on **********current hot political topic**************** is more valid in *****Current year******* than when smartphones did'nt exist because we now know how to make better tech and are somehow smarter as a society

    Honk HonkHonk HonkСаат мурун
  • I was born in the fall of '88. Back in the summer of '09 I first heard that Diablo III was in development, and I remembered reminiscing about playing Diablo II back in '00-'01. That was a long time ago back then. Now, January 21 2021, 2013 was not a long time ago. I remember buying a few manga around that time. Similarly, I remember watching the Angry video game nerd and buying a Wii in January of '09. That was not a long time ago, but back then, January of '97, and December of '96, was a long time ago. I think we simply stop living in the present as we grow older. We also start thinking it's easier to identify with our old selves as we grow older. I'm basically the same person I was back in '09, with the same interests. Back in '09, I didn't identify with 8 year old me. Also, there are so many changes the first two decades of our lives, so there seems to be more going on, which makes it seem bigger retrospectively. Edit: back in the beginning of '2011, 9/11 was a long time ago. Now, Fukushima, the shooting of Gabrielle Gifford, and the Utöya shootings, weren't that long ago. They just happened. I mean, 2016 was the half waypoint between then and now. That's the year Trump got elected.

    Sebastian LundhSebastian Lundh2 саат мурун
  • Last night I didn't watch much TV and didn't bother much with Facebook or KGworld But I did sit for quite some time with my dog on my lap scratching his belly 😊

    D.ID.I2 саат мурун
  • When you do something you hate time goes slower but when you do something you love makes time go faster

    The_Gaming_PheonixThe_Gaming_Pheonix2 саат мурун
  • Time is just a unit of measure we use to quantify memories of past and thoughts of the future. Our capability to recognize the cyclical nature of reality such as seasons and years, and the knowledge that conscious experience is moving through some sort of medium is the reason why we invent and measure time. You can not look for time anywhere in the universe, just like you can not look for inch somewhere, because it's not a "thing". This is why I would argue that there no such thing as time travel, but more like consciousness travel.

    WinterSpellWinterSpell2 саат мурун
  • "If you are 25, you have already lived through and been apart of more than 10% of America's history." Screw you man, where the hell do you get off?! YOU'RE THERE GEEZER HERE BUDDY NOT ME! (muffled crying)

    Allan ZapataAllan Zapata2 саат мурун
  • 1/21/2021 when i watched this for anyone scrolling down the comments in 1/21/2031

    Chayce LeslieChayce Leslie2 саат мурун
  • o_o

    Skyblade22Skyblade222 саат мурун
  • 1997 hey that's my birth year!

    Kapilthev kingstonKapilthev kingston2 саат мурун
  • I keep waiting for the right time to watch this video. I haven’t seen it yet. Weirdly though. Everytime it comes up on my recommended it feels like it was posted over a month ago. But it says it’s only been a week.

    LoDe chilliLoDe chilli2 саат мурун
  • The 70s, 80s, 90s feel like a different version of our same world. Even more remote, the middle ages etc, they are the same world but older versions of it. If you walk through the neighborhood you grew up in you will experience this thing with memories flooding from recognizing things that are still there from the 90s, from the 80s. And also seeing how things changed. Its a special experience and makes you feel the passage of time. Those versions of the world you will never experience again. The signs that they were once the real current version of the world are still there, and everyone who experiences them will agree, everyone who didn't will just look at you with passing interest. I pity the zoomers because I already feel the best versions of the world as I knew them being born in 81 have passed, and things seemingly did not change much from 2000 to 2010, they must have changed ever so slightly, and that change is the only change the younger generation has experienced. What do they feel nostalgia or a longing for? What was better 10-20 years ago then it is now?

    Nico BuffingNico Buffing2 саат мурун
  • This makes me feel how insignificant we really are :(

    TheLordFyreTheLordFyre3 саат мурун
  • Is anyone now??

    Jesse WellsJesse Wells3 саат мурун
  • My Chronosonder moment was when I read some Roman dog grave inscriptions, the love and memories of a person reflecting on the life of their dog created for me a true moment of understanding and connection with someone older than Christ. "I am in tears, while carrying you to your last resting place as much as I rejoiced when bringing you home in my own hands fifteen years ago."

    ArclightArclight3 саат мурун

    Jordan WhilesJordan Whiles3 саат мурун
  • Dunno why you switched sweaters but it made me think at first that these scenes were filmed in reverse over the 130 days process and your beard was supposed to get shorter with each shot but I disappointed myself

    OdedOded3 саат мурун
  • He’s gonna open the gate of the multiverse if he carries on

    Derp- IstDerp- Ist3 саат мурун
  • This feels so much like the classic vsauce from 2012 and I think this was intentional by michael to prove his point in the video. This man is simply amazing

    Tsukimaru 1Tsukimaru 13 саат мурун
  • I bet Christopher Nolan is watching this video.

    UppNerUppNer3 саат мурун
  • A lot of how we view our lives and perceive time is reliant upon the speed of technology.

    X-PrezX-Prez3 саат мурун
  • these videos keep getting deeper and deeper and at the end, I'm always sat here thinking about it... weird but oddly satisfying.

    Ted.Ted.3 саат мурун
  • So glad you're back

    Stanley BaoStanley Bao3 саат мурун
  • How about remembering your parents telling you things like how unsafe something is, or why we shouldn't do it and thinking to ourselves "Naah parents are just boring like that" and now we tell our own kids the same things our parents did, and now we are the boring ones in our kids eyes...In response to that we tell them how experience has made us wiser and we know better, and then remembering our parents said the same thing...perpetual cycle.

    ChlorophilChlorophil3 саат мурун
  • Oh my

    Radioactive BoiRadioactive Boi3 саат мурун
  • 👑

    BigShimBigShim3 саат мурун
  • How many times did he change his shirt?

    A Chef Named SlickbackA Chef Named Slickback3 саат мурун
  • Great video! As a historian and artist, it's fascinating how I relate to my community's and my past as well as creations made at the start of my career in the mid 1990s. For my own mixed media maritime world, several pieces are now literally museum ships while real cruise ships built in the late 1980s are being retired scrapped. It's like seeing a shopping mall fully packed in the 1980s--Pre internet and therefore impossible to imagine to my nephews and niece.

    Justin J.M. HignerJustin J.M. Higner3 саат мурун
  • Who else is watching in 2021???

    Big JoneseyBig Jonesey3 саат мурун
  • This was the most least interested Vsauce video. What happened this time dude?

    Prateek PandeyPrateek Pandey3 саат мурун
  • 9:45 I see an image of the queen dabbing. This is amazing ÒwÓ

    TheJunkHatFurry 3605TheJunkHatFurry 36053 саат мурун
  • summary of the video: you can but you cant

    Muaaz IsatMuaaz Isat4 саат мурун
  • It's kind of depressing how many of the concepts in this video I've already spent (probably too much) time thinking about without introduction. I really need to get a life!

    napalmhardcorenapalmhardcore4 саат мурун
  • Who's the other vsauce?

    Davicrocket7Davicrocket74 саат мурун
  • I like his plant sweater

    sansayssansays4 саат мурун
  • Ur back

    Aden AnimationsAden Animations4 саат мурун
  • Holyy shit he is baaaack, or is he? *tenenenenn*

    StevenSteven4 саат мурун
  • Legit squeaked with joy when I saw this.... Og sauce

    Stewart TrenamStewart Trenam4 саат мурун
  • finally!!! he has returned!!!!

    gogogogo4 саат мурун
  • He shaved👀

    Sagittech TelecomSagittech Telecom4 саат мурун
  • I can’t believe I’m just meeting this guy. I think I’m in love, no homo

    Mr WednesdayMr Wednesday4 саат мурун
  • i think that people experience the world feeling more real now because of the things we use to record being much better quality leading to the world feeling more real

    Alfie GatesAlfie Gates4 саат мурун
  • This video is much too White...... this is racist for all other videos out there....

    FarmFarm4 саат мурун
  • A quick summary on mankind: Every generation 3 things evolve that are signature to that generation 1 - Social Norms 2 - Current Events 3 - Technology (unless you can find another thing to add lol)

    Nathan Segura KennedyNathan Segura Kennedy4 саат мурун
  • this is so cool bro danggg

    JoladiiJoladii4 саат мурун
  • helo

    MikkoMikko4 саат мурун
  • Now i see Why he wasnt making vids he used a year recording first before he shaved then shaved then recorded then he counted days and then recorded again with a NEW beard and thats why😐

    Espen EdvardsenEspen Edvardsen4 саат мурун
  • The longer his beard is, the more he looks like a mad scientist to me

    MrLeafyGuyMrLeafyGuy5 саат мурун
  • Now i see Why hes channel

    Espen EdvardsenEspen Edvardsen5 саат мурун
  • Beardless Micheal looks like a bargain bin Phil Collins.

    Turtle PersonTurtle Person5 саат мурун
  • He should make a mind field episode about paranormal activity

    Finlay BrookesFinlay Brookes5 саат мурун
  • I don't care what anybody says. The '70s is still 30 years ago.

    TheBollocksPicturesTheBollocksPictures5 саат мурун
  • He is the modern day socrates

    Davy BondinDavy Bondin5 саат мурун
  • This was exeptionaly wholesome content for todays KGworld. THANKS!

    Martin KohoutekMartin Kohoutek5 саат мурун
  • Michael would make a phenomenal taoist

    Argnes AhmetiArgnes Ahmeti5 саат мурун
  • why is the australian government forcing the covid vaccine 0n health care workers when there is a 0 percentage of people having ANY covid symptoms. maybe it is australian governments plan to KILL off as many people as they can by making the covid vaccine mandatory for health care workers.communism is free masonry. elon musk is lab created clone (robot).all the news (Live) comment section has been disabled. the only evil organisation of this world has stolen all the entertainers of each country , transgendered them at birth and abused them. it is what the evil free masonry (WHO ROYALS UN GOVERNMENTS) do.there is no corona virus and pfizer forcing people to take the vaccine against their will. . many people have died because of it. it is in our constitution . we cannot be forced. many people have died because of the c vaccine . Jesus Is The ONLY Power!!

    TsambikaTsambika5 саат мурун
  • A thought experiment I've often had is this: if I could, would I skip the time spent doing boring chores or time spent walking long distances -- such as a trip to the grocery store in bad weather or, as suggested in this video, the waiting for a flight in an airport? What if I could just zone out and immediately get to where I want to be? The answer is always no. I wouldn't. These moments of boredom feel healthy, because it leaves me much time to ponder. If you could just skip these moments your life would be shorter, and you'd miss out on a lot of time that you could spend on self-reflection. So even if it can be gruelly boring at times, I'd still take it even if I had the option not to. So much so, in fact, that in moments where I could zone out by browsing my phone, I sometimes opt not to. Sometimes it can be healthy to just immerse yourself in your current environment, take notice of things you would've blocked out had you been browsing your phone, such as sounds, smells, how you yourself might feel, what there is to see. You might overhear a conversation or notice details in your environment that you would've otherwise missed. If you're walking in the rain you might actually start to ponder how the wet fabric of your clothes feel as they touch your skin. Taking in these things is good, I think. They're experiences that, while not exciting, might contribute to a little bit of personal growth even if we won't ever choose to remember them.

    KathkereKathkere5 саат мурун
  • Reject humanity. Embrace Monkey.

    KrakoKrako6 саат мурун
  • Today I realized how much I love Michael’s beard

    Lemons InMySoupLemons InMySoup6 саат мурун
  • Im scared to lose Vsauce lol

    LoumilLoumil6 саат мурун
  • You guys are so optimistic! I love this.

    Jeron KnightJeron Knight6 саат мурун
  • Have you noticed he never asks you to like or subscribe or click the bell icon, and yet have 16.5 M subs, well done Sir.

    Duane HaringtonDuane Harington6 саат мурун