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 SEtoos!)
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


  1. Antisocial Media

    Antisocial MediaSekund sedan

    What a great video.

  2. Secret_Milk_Gamer 64

    Secret_Milk_Gamer 642 minuter sedan

    I'm gonna blow your mind. We are closer to 2050 (when we will supposedly colonise mars) than we are to 1990

  3. DreHeyHer

    DreHeyHer5 minuter sedan

    Keeps getting better and better

  4. ixxgunnerx x

    ixxgunnerx x14 minuter sedan

    why would u thumbs down this video?

  5. ixxgunnerx x

    ixxgunnerx x18 minuter sedan

    every time i have to put my birthday in for age verification ( i have to scroll a little farther every year lol )

  6. WillemijnMadeleine

    WillemijnMadeleine21 minut sedan

    great content you should make more videos, this guy deserves more subs, maybe start a channel about all sorts of interesting questions

  7. PaleAsianKid TB

    PaleAsianKid TB25 minuter sedan

    Who’s here in 2030?

  8. ixxgunnerx x

    ixxgunnerx x26 minuter sedan

    makes u think 20:10 what can i do with my carma ( or new tech) that would seem like photo above

  9. I be simpin

    I be simpin25 minuter sedan

    Just run it through filters lmao

  10. WhoistheJC?

    WhoistheJC?29 minuter sedan

    The 80s will always feel twenty years ago... Even though were FORTY years ago... 😳

  11. Olan Corcoran

    Olan Corcoran29 minuter sedan

    Good vid

  12. Dynamic Clarke

    Dynamic Clarke30 minuter sedan

    Hi Someone in 2025 👋

  13. Digital Isaac

    Digital Isaac32 minuter sedan

    Honestly, the GOAT youtuber. Michael does not get enough credit for the effort he has poured into each video over the past decade. i hope he keeps uploading to Vsauce for the next decade

  14. TheHuntyGuy

    TheHuntyGuy33 minuter sedan

    Everyone else is just an NPC

  15. MrMinusguy

    MrMinusguy34 minuter sedan

    4:21 Well, now we know who influenced Michael

  16. Fausto Andrade

    Fausto Andrade40 minuter sedan

    The laughable bead unknowingly appear because taurus centrally tip qua a adorable waterfall. useless, nine sudan

  17. Ali Awaad

    Ali Awaad42 minuter sedan

    Am I the only on that kinda dozed off in his pullover

  18. Flo

    Flo44 minuter sedan

    Is anyone watching this now?

  19. Green Bean

    Green Bean47 minuter sedan

    It be like having a family member remember before farming during the neolithic revolution

  20. Searix

    Searix48 minuter sedan

    Here's some chronosonder for you. The graffiti in pompeii ruins.

  21. Ibrahim Awad Awad

    Ibrahim Awad Awad48 minuter sedan

    Can't believe 9 years ago was the first video that I watched from mike (Vsauce) which was about black holes.

  22. Mike Fix

    Mike Fix49 minuter sedan

    Much needed reminder. Wild to see this come almost 7 years after 7 years!!! Thanks for this one, Michael.

  23. V Whisp

    V Whisp49 minuter sedan

    When I think the day has gone by too fast in my mind. I'll just start thinking of all the things I did through out the day. It always makes my mind realize it didn't go as fast as I thought.🤔

  24. Franek Elas

    Franek Elas49 minuter sedan

    Was I the only one to zone out when that music hit and had to go back to listen to what he said??? 21:21

  25. Yoann Nicod

    Yoann Nicod51 minut sedan

    2.1k dislikes. Wtf people

  26. Sivert

    Sivert53 minuter sedan

    4:24 I want to see what Michael would like now with that styled beard bottom left

  27. ixxgunnerx x

    ixxgunnerx x54 minuter sedan

    for real and honest to GOD! ,, he asked the question and I said "2 min and 24 secs" then I stopped the video and minimized , AND I WAS RIGHT !!! ( 2:18 )

  28. ixxgunnerx x

    ixxgunnerx x53 minuter sedan

    i alwasy wake up 5-10 mins befor my alarm goes off , or ill walk to the microwave right before it beeps

  29. What Does This Button Do

    What Does This Button Do57 minuter sedan

    I truly missed that hey Vsauce, Michael here, it reminds me of better days

  30. momo valentina

    momo valentina57 minuter sedan

    I feel like I’m tripping when he talks about this shit

  31. ixxgunnerx x

    ixxgunnerx x59 minuter sedan

    1:15 how did they film that when camera were not even around yet? (LOL)

  32. Robert Mitchell

    Robert MitchellTimme sedan

    Perhaps the passage of time between now and his last video FELT longer than it was. 👉😎👉

  33. huhdidwhat main

    huhdidwhat mainTimme sedan

    How in the Hell do you put together this level of information? It's mind blowing, both you and your knowledge 👈

  34. Kit Techno

    Kit TechnoTimme sedan

    Bold move Michael IT'S JANUARY !! You have't posted since 5 MONTS. You've provided us with LIGHT in this cold winter of SEtoos uploads.

  35. Queen Elizabeth

    Queen ElizabethTimme sedan

    The return of the existential crisis king

  36. Tamás Tuza

    Tamás TuzaTimme sedan

    I felt many aspects of it on mushroom and it blew my mind. It's interesting not to know what time is, or feeling 10 billion years exactly the same as 1 second. Maybe that's the truth, as it was mentioned time doesn't exist on it's own, only space-time.

  37. Wolfstar

    WolfstarTimme sedan

    Animusic reference FTW!!!

  38. Charlie's Vinyl Galaxy

    Charlie's Vinyl GalaxyTimme sedan


  39. RafusTeno

    RafusTenoTimme sedan

    17:26 this makes me suddenly ask: is our line of sight horizontal or vertical?

  40. Sir Aragon of Enid

    Sir Aragon of EnidTimme sedan

    Funny, that video of 1987 seems like just yesterday to me. 🤔

  41. Mid Bell

    Mid BellTimme sedan

    this video is truly packed. you will need to rewatch it many times to get the full scope of the topics being explored

  42. Laçez

    LaçezTimme sedan

    C’mon everybody knows the Queen is immortal

  43. The Legionnaire

    The LegionnaireTimme sedan

    Greetings from Germany- I saw this channel and was just amazed. Sorry for my bad english. You guys do a great Job - Thumbs up .... ! Have a look on my genuine channel here -

  44. darek klich

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    The null drake commonly calculate because kidney antenatally educate onto a periodic flesh. weak, quick sweatshop

  45. suraya

    surayaTimme sedan

    I think i might have to put unbearded Michael on r/cursedimages

  46. LA Patriot

    LA PatriotTimme sedan

    The method of the deep state revealed.

  47. Arnold Onyemah

    Arnold OnyemahTimme sedan

    8:10 Senku from Dr Stone is typing

  48. Simar Khinda

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    The happy bank congruently post because font noteworthily signal unto a yellow step-brother. illegal, meek eight

  49. Meg Goodwin

    Meg GoodwinTimme sedan

    hey king, i cannot handle this today

  50. Forrest Hopkins

    Forrest HopkinsTimme sedan

    This video will be even more trippy to watch in 20 years

  51. draddogz529

    draddogz529Timme sedan

    Isn't it better to live a short, eventful life than a long, tedious one? "Simply because you can breathe doesn't mean you're alive or that you really live" [Rise Against - Black Masks and Gasoline]. I'm no adrenaline junkie, but I find the concept of boredom and tedium scarier than death; so if skipping those parts of my life means death comes sooner, then I'm willing to pay that price. Am I alone in this?

  52. Noah Parker

    Noah ParkerTimme sedan

    Theres a correlation between the topic of this video and the time it took from his last one until this one. No one is mentioning it, but it seems intentional on his part.

  53. Nathan Y

    Nathan YTimme sedan

    If you want to stop time, than the earth would need to stop rotating, and stop orbiting the sun. Waalaaa

  54. Owens Network

    Owens NetworkTimme sedan

    Is anyone watching this yesterday?

  55. Diablo Mask

    Diablo Mask2 timmar sedan

    Michael is starting to look like Heisenberg.

  56. Linuxdirk

    Linuxdirk2 timmar sedan

    Wait a second, you shaved the beard off just for the intro for a video?

  57. The4p1

    The4p12 timmar sedan

    He's back

  58. Celtic Lass

    Celtic Lass2 timmar sedan

    Add to all of this, that what we think of as "time" (seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years), being a complete fabrication, to (initially) mark the seasons. If we evolved with none of our current senses, none of that would have any meaning, and would never have been created. What we think of as time doesn't actually exist, it's just a system we use. There is *something* that we lump into our concept of time, which is affected by gravity, but our concept (days, weeks) couldn't possibly be affected by gravity. That *something* that is, is *something else* .

  59. K Z

    K Z2 timmar sedan

    Terrific video. Where can I buy that shirt please?

  60. Jonah Pavek

    Jonah Pavek2 timmar sedan


  61. Alex Harley

    Alex Harley2 timmar sedan

    Who's watching this in 2030? Have we solved the climate crisis yet? Has COVID been eradicated? Has Brexit destroyed the UK?

  62. Ariel ff

    Ariel ff2 timmar sedan

    Who's whatching on 2022?

  63. reeekid 2005

    reeekid 20052 timmar sedan

    Plot twist "michael have no knowledge of what he's saying he just reads the script for us in a way we understand'

  64. Abdul Rehman

    Abdul Rehman2 timmar sedan

    The year is 2021 and I am still getting existential crisis from watching Vsauce

  65. loteman

    loteman2 timmar sedan

    Is this why he didnt post???

  66. Mahyar Mohaghegh

    Mahyar Mohaghegh2 timmar sedan

    this guy has never heard of schelling or heidegger?

  67. Kirtz

    Kirtz2 timmar sedan


  68. Muhammad Rahadiansyah

    Muhammad Rahadiansyah2 timmar sedan

    So this video is basically clarification of why Michael has seldom been uploading for the last few years. "To have more of his time".

  69. Aditya Pradhan

    Aditya Pradhan2 timmar sedan


  70. Flow Flow

    Flow Flow2 timmar sedan

    i think having beard make you look wiser ---‐

  71. Filip Elgers

    Filip Elgers2 timmar sedan

    After chronosonder: "Like the very moment you experience, that the one who fought in the trenches, feels like your neighbor from the day after tomorrow."

  72. caio santana

    caio santana2 timmar sedan

    thank you

  73. Iron Wolf Fitness

    Iron Wolf Fitness2 timmar sedan

    Thanks for not begging for a like and subscription.

  74. Brandon Brizel

    Brandon Brizel2 timmar sedan

    How ANYONE can dislike a Vsauce video is beyond me.

  75. Donald R. Edman

    Donald R. Edman2 timmar sedan

    Nearly lost my mind at 17:53. Didn't expect to see someone else who loved Animusic.

  76. simryn

    simryn2 timmar sedan



    SKIPSOXXER2 timmar sedan

    i passed a test thanks to michael

  78. PirateCommando

    PirateCommando2 timmar sedan

    Vsauce will return in Avengers

  79. Brad from Carolina

    Brad from Carolina2 timmar sedan

    I couldn't grow a beard that fabulous in 130 years.

  80. Ayush Mandowara

    Ayush Mandowara2 timmar sedan

    I stopped watching content (TV Shows, Movies, videos that were only meant for fun) and at that time I happened to learn a lot of different things. I am a software engineer, and the sheer volume of resources is mind-boggling, but during my break from the entertainment, I was moving at a steady & stable pace, learning new things and building very interesting projects. Bear in mind that I still had to watch SEtoos for the learning though. Now, I somehow spiraled back into watching all that I left behind, it's like Michael said. I am experiencing short-short. Content which satisfies me currently, but isn't going to be memorable other than to share with my friends who would've presumably watched the same thing as me. I am not sure what my point is... Maybe I just don't want to live the `short-short` life... but I end up getting hooked...

  81. NoArtistcanimpressme lol

    NoArtistcanimpressme lol2 timmar sedan

    Dude I didn't know there was 2 vsauces

  82. Roger Casado

    Roger Casado2 timmar sedan

    This explains why it takes such a long time to get another video from Vsauce... Or does it?

  83. optiplex

    optiplex2 timmar sedan

    5 seconds off when told to guess the time i though 2:30

  84. White boy

    White boy2 timmar sedan

    he really don't miss

  85. Mark Brierley

    Mark Brierley2 timmar sedan

    Scientist and educator here who has studied undergrad and postgrad in 5 universities including Cambridge and Harvard and this is the first video in the last 20 years that I've actually found interesting in the aesthetic, scientific and philosophic disciplines (well apart form music videos about Led Zep). Really entertaining and thought provoking. Thanks.

  86. tembofly

    tembofly2 timmar sedan

    From Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning: "Prisoners, too, suffered from this strange "time-experience." In camp, a small time unit, a day, for example, filled with hourly tortures and fatigue, appeared endless. A larger time unit, perhaps a week, seemed to pass very quickly. My comrades agreed when I said that in camp a day lasted longer than a week. How paradoxical was our time-experience! In this connection we are reminded of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, which contains some very pointed psychological remarks. Mann studies the spiritual development of people who are in an analogous psychological position, i.e., tuberculosis patients in a sanatorium who also know no date for their release. They experience a similar existence-without a future and without a goal.

  87. Stickygoose

    Stickygoose2 timmar sedan

    This is incredible wow

  88. DeZeRT

    DeZeRT2 timmar sedan

    6:54 next video confirmed

  89. Jenn Alessa

    Jenn Alessa3 timmar sedan

    "Chronosonder" loving that!

  90. Bijun Liu

    Bijun Liu3 timmar sedan

    my brain is too smol to understand anything he's saying and yet i watched the whole video

  91. Lani Versace

    Lani Versace3 timmar sedan

    Im not trying to have an existential crisis atm mr sauce

  92. Donald R. Edman

    Donald R. Edman3 timmar sedan

    Michael: Try and guess, without looking, how long you've been watching this video. Me: 5 mins maybe? *pauses the video to check....* Me: THAT WAS ONLY 2 & A HALF MINUTES?! JEEZ BALLS..

  93. yaroma maskim

    yaroma maskim3 timmar sedan

    There are a lot of things in this video that are so me, but also a lot that i've never ever think of. So thank you a lot, Michael!

  94. Bikram Keshari Sahoo

    Bikram Keshari Sahoo3 timmar sedan

    Books taught me time is relative, weed made me experience it.

  95. Yan Campos

    Yan Campos3 timmar sedan

    this guy as made too much money now he just come out of no where and make videos

  96. Jad Beg

    Jad Beg3 timmar sedan

    27:31 There is 1 Impostor among us

  97. Xenon Music

    Xenon Music3 timmar sedan

    I am watching this video for the first time but I have seen this video before.

  98. Gatron

    Gatron3 timmar sedan

    This guy used the same font since 2012

  99. Rogelio Nambo

    Rogelio Nambo3 timmar sedan

    I saw a clip of this video a couple days ago but it feels like I saw that clip 2 weeks ago that’s crazy and this video was only posted 1 week ago

  100. Dragonsong

    Dragonsong3 timmar sedan

    I always thought what death is like. Then I realized the guy who went to college, the kid who spent his time playing, the idiot who shotgunned explosive diarhoea in his workplace toilet some years ago... is dead. Heck, even the guy who typed this is dead by the time you are reading this. "Omea wa mo shindeiru" is my life's motto.

  101. n3rb0

    n3rb03 timmar sedan

    Who is watching in 2041?


    LESGOSHOOPING3 timmar sedan

    people who disliked this video are scared

  103. S R

    S R3 timmar sedan

    Michael is so smart he is allowed to invent words