The Future Of Reasoning

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The extended mind thesis:
MinuteEarth video on how greenhouse gasses work:
Molecule animations from
"The Enigma of Reason" by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber:
"Do You Know Yourself?" Mind Field S1E8
Jonathan Haidt's famous "emotional dog" paper about moral reasoning:
Cognitive Niche:,cause%2Dand%2Deffect%20reasoning%20and
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  1. Jfkat 4703

    Jfkat 470348 sekunder sedan

    society is one giant bee hive

  2. Denis Parfilko

    Denis Parfilko16 minuter sedan

    You know it's a Bruh Moment when Bill Gates says "Big Media Bad"

  3. Maksym Tarnowski

    Maksym Tarnowski42 minuter sedan

    I love how he intentionally feeds the Vsouce out of context content creators

  4. Awesome Data

    Awesome Data59 minuter sedan

    This was an excellent video -- Thanks so much for it. -- I've never even heard of a "lottocracy" mentioned mainstream until now. However, given the "jelly beans in a jar" example plus social reasoning, it makes incredible sense for a government like this. D:

  5. Fallen Creed

    Fallen CreedTimme sedan


  6. Jerwinskates

    JerwinskatesTimme sedan

    The world is not a logic puzzle but it helps to have the understanding of what logic is. That introduction looked like you were trying to passively incorporate politics in your video.

  7. Collyn Christopher Brenner

    Collyn Christopher BrennerTimme sedan

    Group deliberation sounds like a great idea until everyone starts thinking the same way due to pathological reasoning (Group Think) - which can happen quite easily if we unite based on what we hate as a knee-jerk reaction and never apply critical thought (or common sense) to what we've done, aka, take up responsibility. This not to mention the motivating factors to preserve one's public reputation which sacrifices good reasoning for short-term gain instead of long-term, which are self-concerned and not group-concerned. I like what Michal presents and I've learned from him, however, he also brings up something that many intellectuals are getting at which renders them to the same problem mentioned at the beginning of the video: that we don't know the full extent of the consequences of our actions and probably never will be able to. I feel as though the reasoning used in this video gives too much of a justification for emotional reasoning instead of logical reasoning. No, the world isn't a logic puzzle, but you need both logic and empathy in their respective areas integrated with each other properly so that we can succeed in the long-term, and I believe this starts with listening to Jesus's words which is the best news we could hope for. We should never think we have it all figured out because we can't. We are ultimately powerless as to the future of humanity because of our sin. We need someone to save us from that first.

  8. Joshua Hansen

    Joshua Hansen2 timmar sedan

    They may say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one. Perhaps one day they will join us. And world will live as one.

  9. julien hendrickx

    julien hendrickx2 timmar sedan

    it's funny how the fench intellectual Etienne Chourd is trying to popularize this idea of lottocracy in France for years now but is cencored by leftist acusing him of alt-right position.

  10. J R C

    J R C2 timmar sedan

    This makes me question everything

  11. Geekspeak10

    Geekspeak102 timmar sedan

    If u talk about abolishing cows I’m out

  12. Ben Green

    Ben Green3 timmar sedan

    Fun anecdote: I used the fact that the average of the guesses on the number of jelly beans in a jar tends to be better than any of the guesses themselves to win a jar of jelly beans. The guesses were not hidden, so I eliminated outliers and averaged the rest. This value was off by 3 beans.

  13. Megan Combs

    Megan Combs3 timmar sedan

    i would guess 0 for the jellybeans jar so, good luck with your crowd wisdom!

  14. Kahlin Walker

    Kahlin Walker4 timmar sedan

    Lottocracy sounds awesome, but it seems it would take a miracle to suggest, let alone establish such a government.

  15. Butcher

    Butcher5 timmar sedan

    Please do a video about housing expansion and moving people from neighborhoods to cities and countries. Do people move to the north or south with a miniature research? I would love to watch your explanation

  16. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou3 timmar sedan

    Of course someone is looking at someone married. But for another reason. There is no way to position these 3 lads in a way that everyone can only see one person.

  17. Sean

    Sean6 timmar sedan

    My dream was always that we reduced the workweek to 4 days and the fifth day is Democracy Day, where folks gather to discuss ideas and current events.

  18. ohno

    ohno6 timmar sedan

    Oh darn, Bill “Epstein Flight Logs” Gates has corrupted poor Vsauce, there is an imposer amoogus

  19. Deirdre Kylie

    Deirdre Kylie7 timmar sedan

    It's very hard to reason about and absorb such fascinating and sophisticated information about hyper objects and reason while a presenter carries on in such an overexcited manner. Give the audience credit - we're interested enough to watch in the first place. It's not necessary to keep our monkey-derived brains captivated with monkey like hyperactive presentations. This interesting video works against itself with this condescending presentation style. Jingling the shiny keys too much keeps us from actually looking at the keys. I think we who are interested in topics like reasoning and the complexity of contemporary society and hyperobjects needn't that much help staying interested. This is a fascinating subject so I still give a thumbs up. I wish there was a calm, no background music version so my logic and reason could stay better engaged.

  20. T J

    T J7 timmar sedan

    "We need zero emissions" Oh.. "I've partnered with Bill Gates" OH.

  21. Insanityltself

    Insanityltself7 timmar sedan

    He didnt ask me where my fingers were but its close enough.

  22. suburbans nation

    suburbans nation7 timmar sedan

    Once you involved that bastard BILL GATES; I STOPPED WATCHING YOUR VIDEOS !!! YOu capitalist bastard !

  23. Colm Whelan

    Colm Whelan8 timmar sedan

    What was the epic guitar riff?

  24. Tiget

    Tiget8 timmar sedan

    To anyone watching this in the future: *I am telling you that there was a global pandemic in the years 2020-2021* *Or was there?*

  25. Ali Elmoussa

    Ali Elmoussa8 timmar sedan

    his introduction "hey, vsauce" bothers me alot. hes a cool guy tho

  26. Clay

    Clay8 timmar sedan

    My source? It came to me in a dream

  27. XVVI

    XVVI8 timmar sedan

    I'm late. My apologies ladies and gentlemen, I wasn't aware that our semi-annual Vsauce convention was scheduled to take place 2 weeks earlier than expected.

  28. Terry

    Terry8 timmar sedan

    I love abc burgers their hot dogs are really great

  29. Oliver Quinn

    Oliver Quinn8 timmar sedan

    It all comes down to typography 23:50 🤦‍♂️

  30. PiGeOn_ThE_bRiT

    PiGeOn_ThE_bRiT8 timmar sedan

    hey, let me know if you're watching this in say, 5 years time

  31. Anon Anon

    Anon Anon9 timmar sedan

    Of course someone is looking at someone married. But for another reason. There is no way to position these 3 lads in a way that everyone can only see one person.

  32. Sarah Neil

    Sarah Neil55 minuter sedan

    I mean, you could put Peter in the back of a room and put a small window/hole on the other end. Mary looks through the window and sees Peter, and Paul is looking at Mary from the side and is unable to see into the room

  33. Activehamster

    Activehamster9 timmar sedan

    16.9m subscribers. Now micheal is officially a cool kid 😎

  34. Jacob Cunningham-Bell

    Jacob Cunningham-Bell9 timmar sedan

    Our great filter will be our deficit in true spirituality, or connection with the divine

  35. Just Some Guy with a Mustache

    Just Some Guy with a Mustache9 timmar sedan

    Vsauce : Everything i say in my videos is TRUE....... ............or is it?! (dramatically lift eyebrows)

  36. IronMonkeyPimp

    IronMonkeyPimp9 timmar sedan

    anyone know what watch he is wearing ?

  37. nikOLAS1322

    nikOLAS132210 timmar sedan

    You ignore the dimension of politics! You miss a fundamental distinction. Reasoning about the natural world is different than reasoning about a social issue. The first can be scientific and the second is subjective and political by nature.

  38. Profile Chech

    Profile Chech10 timmar sedan

    There is a problem with wisdom of a crowd: they also need to know subject well, not just random it

  39. ElsYT

    ElsYT11 timmar sedan

    That intro was perfectly smooth. Jumping in at the start of the first beat bump (speaking of syncronization).

  40. deli meat

    deli meat11 timmar sedan

    yay,,,, with t e e t h

  41. eladentopistevo

    eladentopistevo12 timmar sedan

    UBER awesome!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Really

  42. Fabian Akbar Nugraha

    Fabian Akbar Nugraha12 timmar sedan

    The future of reasoning is that it will become the next great filter, not our chaotic economy, not the state of the government, not even the state of our planet, but our own human psyche. The great filter almost feels like a rite of passage into adulthood. When we think of becoming an adult we often think about responsibilities, relationships, copulation, when it almost feels like a huge test. For the past few years you've been through as a child you've accumulated many knowledge and gone through many experience that will eventually solidify you as a "person" in adulthood, but not without passing through a FILTER. What that filter is can vary from one person to another but it mostly boils down to facing your worst enemy, yourself. When a child is pointed out a major flaw about themselves they often choose to ignore it or flat out deny it. An adult will come face to face with their flaw and either fix it or use it to their advantage, forwarding their status from child to adult. They've made it past the FILTER. The human has many built in features that helps them survive and will eventually serve as their own filter. Reasoning is the an evolutionary advancement to cope with human's (then) biggest problem, another human. Reasoning allows multiple highly intelligent species to coexist. But most coping mechanisms don't last long and eventually become another big source of problem. We've become biased, from being used to tie us together, reasoning evolved to turn us more individualistic than ever. The media was made to tie more people together than ever before, the internet is no different. And just like how media evolved to become a source to spread people's individualism (different brands, companies, etc), the internet went from a source for many people to seek answers to a place where many individuals to share their own biased answers. So we've established that reasoning is the great filter, today it's used to sharpen individuals instead of bringing them together, resulting in infinite amounts of different individuals making it harder for us to come to a common conclusion, instead it makes us come up with our conclusions. From different countries with different cultures, to different individuals with numerous amounts of biased beliefs and traits. And as you said, the way we can pass through this filter is we have to look back to the roots of reasoning. And instead of trying to fix it or purge it, we have to use it to our advantage. Fixing it means we have to select very, very, very few people to become the source of solution and answer. Using it to our advantage means that our different opinions and beliefs can be used as a legitimate option to decide how society moves forward Whatever the solution might be, we can't stay as how we are now. Different opinions and beliefs causes conflicts. These conflicts are our doom when the solution is made by the wrong people. In our state, it feels like we're a child that's given a plasma rifle gun(reasoning). We either can be childish and toy with it and eventually kill ourselves accidentally or on purpose, or we can grow up and act responsibly. Another perspective to consider, becoming an adult means you are responsible for all the knowledge you've accumulated throughout your childhood. We can either use reasoning responsibly, or let it be our own destruction.

  43. Tobias Grijsen

    Tobias Grijsen13 timmar sedan

    The idea of a random group of people elected, was an idea i came up with like 2 years ago... A group of 1000 people shifting every say week or month, where there are people from different parts of the industry, health care etc, just a group of people and their judgement, together finding an option or recommendation.. Sounds Good, loved the video Michael!

  44. Arthur Miller

    Arthur Miller13 timmar sedan

    "hey vsauce, Michael here. Where is your mind?" *Cue The Pixies guitar intro*

  45. Verde Lima

    Verde Lima13 timmar sedan

    Returning responsabilities to people, not giving your own power to someone else. That would be cool

  46. scoot

    scoot13 timmar sedan

    24:50 the captions _"suggets"_

  47. tobmewyou

    tobmewyou13 timmar sedan

    we dont agree cause garbage makes money quick. And the money continues to make garbage> simple and plain reasoning and logic. Cognition to speak up! yup crowd! reasoning! and no name no face no corporation. we wanna our nickels and dimes for the work we do to recycles. nano biocidal genocidal masked pollution invasion. climate change my ass! free to choose to be free

  48. Dyllan Anderson

    Dyllan Anderson13 timmar sedan

    "An oligarchy is government by only a small number of people." Ah yes, the electoral college.

  49. tobmewyou

    tobmewyou13 timmar sedan

    ontario doesnt even give a can its nickleback give me a break

  50. Raif Barrett

    Raif Barrett13 timmar sedan

    I know, if people would just love Jesus, everything would be great. People, am I right?

  51. Alyssa Fanella

    Alyssa Fanella13 timmar sedan

    Is there a reason why so many people dislike Bill Gates other than the fact that he’s wealthy? I was under the impression that this dude is the reason why so much of our scientific research and global health projects get funded, am I wrong? I’m just genuinely curious why I hear so many people particularly in my college-aged group say that he’s evil, and if someone could explain that would be fabulous.

  52. Holy_Aura

    Holy_Aura14 timmar sedan

    Hey Michael the reason why we haven’t found intelligent life beyond earth is because the invasion already happened a very long time ago

  53. Spaze Man1234

    Spaze Man123414 timmar sedan

    For the people in 2050 Australia was on fire

  54. Solgato Blogopogo

    Solgato Blogopogo14 timmar sedan

    Switch to Vandana Shiva!

  55. Klishé

    Klishé15 timmar sedan

    Y como queres que hagamos para cambiar las cosas si los que toman las decisiones y tienen todo el poder nunca lo van a querer soltar? Los guillotinamos a todos y listo? O sea si concordamos entre todos que esa es la que va yo la banco pero bueno, hagamos un meet, algo.

  56. Marcus D

    Marcus D15 timmar sedan

    Hello person from the future in SEtoos’s recommended videos

  57. Anas Zahid

    Anas Zahid15 timmar sedan

    Did anyone else notice he's watch dissappearing and reappearing?

  58. Ian Gibbons

    Ian Gibbons15 timmar sedan

    This man really knows how to use eyebrows...or...DOES he?...

  59. Baactiba

    Baactiba16 timmar sedan

    My gosh, a VSAUCE upload, ON MY BIRTHDAY!?!?

  60. rose ッ

    rose ッ16 timmar sedan

    Hello future humans... or

  61. Andrew Burrow

    Andrew Burrow17 timmar sedan

    Great to see some recognition of The Enigma of Reason which is a fantastic book

  62. RKK /\

    RKK /\17 timmar sedan

    15:36 features or self preservation for sure

  63. Rani Lumbansiantar

    Rani Lumbansiantar17 timmar sedan


  64. Silver fox boi

    Silver fox boi17 timmar sedan

    Whats a way to contact Michael, being messages directed to you get deleted within minutes.

  65. RarestSpark 2

    RarestSpark 218 timmar sedan

    Did he just solve America?

  66. 60FPS

    60FPS18 timmar sedan

    up to 2:50, alot of this is because of civilization and advancement. we need to live in a natural ecosystem and stop paving. or atleast be more efficient with how it is done. farming is also bad, we need to replant trees and fruit and whatever else we can and take down fences and either build houses or dig / inhabit caves. technology is fun but doesnt work, coming from someone who spends days playing games or thinking about things like that. how we can increase efficiency. i knew there would be a modern global despair based on population density. tdlr cities = detroit, towns = weird dystopian slums that a rock star grew up in the 70s. basically if you take I-50 from Kansas City to Saint Louis, and you go anywhere other than generally sightseeing highways, you have entered a new world. NEVER go to the lake of the OZARKS, (the 200 year old graveyards are irrelevant due to sediment and water pressure) but NOT fish, motor oil, exhaust fume, BOTTLES OF UNDILUTED weed killer that is supposed to be a cup to a gallon or 2.. i didnt want to sound like a conspiracist so i cut the part about how white collar tourism people hide that around the us. but nobody knows theres ecoli, fresh dead bodies, plenty of big aggressive fish, and all of the diverse types of pollution you need. ('NT!)

  67. Arturo E. R. C.

    Arturo E. R. C.18 timmar sedan

    Insane good content as always 👍

  68. a human

    a human18 timmar sedan

    This is quite possibly your greatest work

  69. Lama Su

    Lama Su19 timmar sedan

    All these dummies in the comments trying to act smart.

  70. Ciornyj Vrot

    Ciornyj Vrot19 timmar sedan

    " When will Vsauce run out of introduction originality "Hey, Vsauce, Michael here." "

  71. Daniel Nwakaihe

    Daniel Nwakaihe19 timmar sedan

    "This guy don't miss"

  72. August_ZE_dumlump fortnite playah

    August_ZE_dumlump fortnite playah20 timmar sedan

    im losing brain cells or am i

  73. Luqrative Entertainment

    Luqrative Entertainment20 timmar sedan

    i like this topic so much, i watch this video more than 5 time

  74. Quadstar Design

    Quadstar Design22 timmar sedan

    6:40 That was the most "conservative" reasoning for a "liberal" movement I have ever heard.

  75. Shwifty Blot

    Shwifty Blot22 timmar sedan

    ⚡️Techno Cyber Sapienz💠🪐

  76. marshallhwa

    marshallhwa22 timmar sedan

    tell that to israel and palestain

  77. Ryan Bird

    Ryan Bird22 timmar sedan

    You really want to learn about the mind, go watch Bob Proctor. This Bill Gates shill is the SEtoos version of MSM. He'll heave information at you, but provide nothing of real value.

  78. Mike Lee

    Mike Lee23 timmar sedan

    When was the last time.... you slept?

  79. Koen Ahn

    Koen Ahn23 timmar sedan

    Mary is divorced

  80. El Tomas

    El Tomas23 timmar sedan

    Clearly this channel and it's mouthpiece has sold out to climate propaganda. Unsubscribe from this nonsense and subscribe to real science.

  81. Snowjunkie

    Snowjunkie23 timmar sedan

    Realistically a better model would be one employing lotteries for certain positions, but where the foundation of the system as a whole is people deliberating as a group about issues, and working as a group to tackle problems and make policy.

  82. SkyDiggityDive

    SkyDiggityDiveDag sedan

    Everyone who disliked the video all went to watch Ben Shapiro

  83. Chris Harwood

    Chris HarwoodDag sedan

    You lost me at bill covid gates.

  84. Jigmet Dewa

    Jigmet DewaDag sedan

    The thing that has been frustrating me is that what is life, what's the goal of it and what's after enlightenment?!

  85. CopBabyCombo

    CopBabyComboDag sedan

    9:45 exactly what the girl that thinks i'm gay was thinking. BTW i'm not gay She said I looked gay, :(

  86. Michael

    MichaelDag sedan

    We reason better than other species because we have complex speech so we can teach and learn about it. Uneducated or those lacking intelligence are not going to have the best reasoning.

  87. Ethan Jensen

    Ethan JensenDag sedan

    People vote their temperament.

  88. Aaron Meighoo

    Aaron MeighooDag sedan

    Does anyone else feel like they've seen this video before or is it just me? It hit me between 19:00 and 20:00


    HARUNISDag sedan

    This really should be played in schools.

  90. Dank Plays

    Dank PlaysDag sedan

    Am i the only one that is wondering why is Michael is looking towards his left and right? Like is he reading a script?

  91. Robert Spears III

    Robert Spears IIIDag sedan

    Why isn't there an order of operation in writing like there is in math?

  92. Cody Chattin

    Cody ChattinDag sedan

    Too bad he works for bill gates.

  93. Nesano

    NesanoDag sedan

    A partnership with Bill Gates? So this entire video is compromised. Great.

  94. EloquentTroll

    EloquentTrollDag sedan

    You explaining that people don't consciously examine people's appearance to determine their mood is not correct for me at least. Then again I'm autistic so kinda needed.

  95. Ron Cardenas

    Ron CardenasDag sedan

    I watched this video 1 week before it was released

  96. Jolk Malpez

    Jolk MalpezDag sedan

    Man, I love your videos!

  97. Tibor Bálint

    Tibor BálintDag sedan

    Just commenting to boost the SEtoos engagement algorithm, so maybe more people will see this video. :)

  98. nomis netalp

    nomis netalpDag sedan

    I like the idea of the Lottocracy, however i want to challenge your reasoning behind it. In the video you envisioned a group of people chosen at random to decide certain matters of politics. But to get them to make an informed decision they need some instance to inform them about the matter at hand. But this information will have to come from other people who will be able to influence the decisionmaking. This problem can be observed in the US-american juridical system. Usually the person with the rhetorically better attorney will win in court, not the person who is factually right.

  99. Jon Thornburg

    Jon ThornburgDag sedan

    This seems very political to me That lottery government idea is definitely something to reason about though

  100. Ask to seduce Miss

    Ask to seduce MissDag sedan

    I legit enjoyed this

  101. Upen Shenoy

    Upen ShenoyDag sedan

    Lottocracy? Really? We have a fundamental problem of religious ideology to solve first, without which Lottocracy will end up being a slaughter fest

  102. Eric Pomeroy

    Eric PomeroyDag sedan

    An antidote to all of the negative outlooks...

  103. HOWEVER

    HOWEVERDag sedan

    Ludopsychohyperchronoentropia - the distance in time between two consecutive Vsauce videos

  104. Just Some Guy with a Mustache

    Just Some Guy with a Mustache9 timmar sedan


  105. Just Some Guy with a Mustache

    Just Some Guy with a Mustache9 timmar sedan

    This deserves more likes