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 KGcode!)
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

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  • he shaved his amazing beard for this , kudos to my dude

    MousyMousyМүнөт мурун
  • This is the first time I’ve seen a Vsause video and the only thing I have to say is wtf

    Picklez141Picklez1412 мүнөт мурун
  • Michael without facial hair scares me Never do it again, thank you

    PacPac19 мүнөт мурун

    McDiamond SwordMcDiamond Sword22 мүнөт мурун
  • WOW, just WOW!

    John MacLeanJohn MacLean28 мүнөт мурун
  • Happy birthday to us💟😁😁

    Nova MegaNova Mega29 мүнөт мурун
  • Ive missed you mike......please dont stop any time soon......I need you to help me sleep and help me with my anxiety, your voice is so great for helping with that

  • In all seriousness though, this may be one of your very best videos

    jake reickerjake reicker37 мүнөт мурун
  • Yasss we stan a chronosonder queen! _I hate myself, I just had to type it_

    Claire SouthernbelleClaire Southernbelle39 мүнөт мурун
  • “Stanning”?... like Eminem “stanning”??

    PSN LibraryPSN Library41 мүнөт мурун
  • He's back! HE'S BACK!!

    Chia Knight 64Chia Knight 6453 мүнөт мурун
  • wicked.... wicking.... or was wick’d?

    Mocha FrapfoxMocha Frapfox55 мүнөт мурун
  • Damn, I guessed 2 minutes 30 seconds. I CAN FEEL TIME

    Ryan McAdamRyan McAdamСаат мурун
  • This took so long to come out I forgot time existed and became a baby

    Alex HAlex HСаат мурун
  • thank you for your work over the years

    Josh RodriguezJosh RodriguezСаат мурун
  • One of the things I can't deal with as someone over 50 is that I no longer trust anything as a "past image" or video. I can tell that "That 70's Show" is not in the 70's, but I am skeptical when I see "retro" stuff or hear "retro" music. It's becoming difficult to tell when something is created to look like something from the past.

    cat servercat serverСаат мурун
  • the definition of now... man that affects me so often when I see a video pop up and it says '1 month ago' my mind goes eh, they don't know about ~the last month~ so it might not be relevant but I saw this posted '1 week ago' i said ah that's 'now' let's watch....

    MichelleMichelleСаат мурун
  • I'm not convinced he didn't film different sections with the old and new beard....aside from the array of sweaters.

    JosephJosephСаат мурун
  • I needed this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this video. :)

    1 11 1Саат мурун
  • 13:15 That's what i say to myself to be confident!

    KosmoakKosmoakСаат мурун
  • Thanks for being with us!

    noahnoahСаат мурун
  • This video is mind blowing, as I've often thought of many of these concepts, particularly about my temporal view of the past and the concept of old, judging age by the era the media was captured in and perceiving things as 'old' that were in fact not that old. Add to that the whole concept of time accelerating as we get older, I nailed that one, but at 53 did not know the statistic that at this point it should begin to plateau. I'm going to have to watch this episode several more times to unpack this - the presentation is so full, it was like when you read a book and you have to stop and go back a paragraph to figure out what the author meant in the current paragraph, because you're still processing the past one. BTW, the "Chronocentric Illusion" would be better labelled "Chronoegocentric Illusion"... you can have that BTW. You're welcome!

    Jay PattersonJay Patterson2 саат мурун
  • At the beginning of the video I deadass thought it was floating head

    Bigyeezzy YeezzyBigyeezzy Yeezzy2 саат мурун
  • Time and space are relative, if the world gets smaller then so do our lives.

    B1GBUD2007B1GBUD20072 саат мурун
  • Im 24 years old now

    Syakil AhmedSyakil Ahmed2 саат мурун
  • I'll watch a show and still think the characters are the same age relative to me. For example, I was a little kid when I first saw Full House . Danny, Jesse, and Joey were older than me. I am now older than they were on the show but in my mind, I still think of them as being older than me.

    The Ignored GenderThe Ignored Gender2 саат мурун
  • Micheal actually pulled me out of an existential crisis with this lmao

    Daniel Does DonutsDaniel Does Donuts2 саат мурун
  • Thats so crazy! Love ur videos man, please do more frequentily!

    Lucas EduardoLucas Eduardo2 саат мурун
  • 711 Disney world 1987 1993 new york

    Joshua KunathJoshua Kunath2 саат мурун
  • brilliant video as usual, Michael! Thank you for taking the time to create such masterpieces every single time, #qualityOVERquantity

    Virashan NathanVirashan Nathan2 саат мурун
  • absolutely phenomenal video

    SachalKhanSachalKhan2 саат мурун
  • He kept changing his shirts. I was waiting for him to say at the end " note how you didnt notice how many times i changed my shirt, your mind has already forgotten the less important details for you after only 30 min." And for me to be then like " nah i gotchya"... but ya that failed thank you. Does he change shirts in all vids he makes?

    Faria AliFaria Ali2 саат мурун
  • This video should've been posted nearly 3 months ago, but we had to wait for his beard to grow

    yousef zayadinyousef zayadin2 саат мурун
  • Oh Vsauce uploaded a video, okay anyway guys see you in 4.32 months for his next video relating to equations...

    Jonathan BrownJonathan Brown2 саат мурун
  • Micheal: how long have you been watching this video? Me. CONFIDENTLY: 10 minutes Me: *checks time* ITS BEEN 2 MINUTES

    squoosetielsquoosetiel2 саат мурун
  • Bro his beard. It do be sadge hours

    Russian Amazon BoxRussian Amazon Box2 саат мурун
  • I'm in love with your sweaters

    Alejandro VargasAlejandro Vargas2 саат мурун
  • Damn... have I really been watching for 31 minutes and 8 seconds... feels short short

    Dr. SimppDr. Simpp2 саат мурун
  • Vsauce: But here's another one. the Tv paradox. the short short pattern of time. . Also Vsauce: But here's another one. the short short short pattern of time. Come with me to South America and we can take a dose of ayahuasca on the way there.

    Link724Link7243 саат мурун
  • Amazing stuff. It's interesting to play with the scale of time. Consider that everything that has happened in the past 5,000 years is only 0.0001% of Earth's history. If the history of Earth were a 2-hour movie playing at 24 frames per second, all of human civilization would be on the very last frame. Basically all of human history would be a subliminal message at the end of the credits of that movie.

    LukeLuke3 саат мурун
  • Took 21:23 seconds for that iconic Vsauce music

    Dr. SimppDr. Simpp3 саат мурун
  • I would rather die feeling life was too short that spend any of it bored out of my mind

    Dank NoodleDank Noodle3 саат мурун
  • Anyone else watching this now?

    SamSam3 саат мурун
  • Would glass be clear if it was really big and if so what color would it be?

    Juliana AriasJuliana Arias3 саат мурун
  • Beardless Michael is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen

    Famous YouTuber Noah SalmonFamous YouTuber Noah Salmon3 саат мурун
  • Stop it stop it stop it lalalalalalalalalaaaaa

    Chris SchmidtChris Schmidt3 саат мурун
  • Please never stop making videos

    Robert WilderRobert Wilder3 саат мурун
  • How am I to find the time to be bored when I could be using that time to watch Vsauce?

    Grich LGrich L3 саат мурун
  • Why are there so many downvotes on this video?

    Jyoshua SandersJyoshua Sanders3 саат мурун
  • Personal bookmark : 5:06 Coming back to this video when my anxiety has calmed down lmao

    AyylexAyylex3 саат мурун
  • nice

    Tiny MikeTiny Mike3 саат мурун
  • Don't watch this on acid. You will probably implode!

    MadmanJoE100MadmanJoE1003 саат мурун
  • 17:53 Hey Vsauce, nostalgia here.

    JakomeloJakomelo3 саат мурун
  • Hey Vsauce Micheal here its been 5 months since I uploaded a video...

    ProNo GoProNo Go4 саат мурун
  • The irony is that the bulk of this video (all those references to actors and films) will mean nothing to people 10 years from now.

    0vrStart0vrStart4 саат мурун
  • Beard

    Yanzhi AquinoYanzhi Aquino4 саат мурун
  • I had 1800 hours on counter strike source. I don't remember A single match

    YorkshireyukenYorkshireyuken4 саат мурун
  • Wow VSauce.... Time is not on your side. I figured you to be not a day less than 40. Nice video BTW.

    Gregg PowellGregg Powell4 саат мурун
  • 24:16

    vimunvimun4 саат мурун
  • king shit

    Hannah Cheng MusicHannah Cheng Music4 саат мурун
  • Why are educational non confrontational videos showing up in my timeline?

    Joe GibbsJoe Gibbs4 саат мурун
  • Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way...

    Steve NobodySteve Nobody4 саат мурун
  • The 80;s are as far away from us now as the WW2 was from the 80's. Insane

    LivelyOspreyLivelyOsprey4 саат мурун
  • I really respect the fact that he didn't use the bearded vs shaved Michael as the thumbnail.

    zwxq3zwxq34 саат мурун
  • WHAT THE F*CK JUST HAPPENED!!!!!!OH AND IT’S BACK... wow 😂😅 It feels so weird seeing you without a beard... it actually looks kinda good though! 😂👌🏻

    RaccoonsLeekRaccoonsLeek4 саат мурун
  • holy shit ur back fuckkkk

    qwerty sharkqwerty shark4 саат мурун
  • Bloody good stuff!

    BenBen4 саат мурун
  • At 20:13 you kinda realise when looking back at all the pictures youve seen no one actually has a full smile. you can always see something in there smile that shows something was wrong at the time of the picture. That picture at 20:13 may actually be the only picture of someone fully smiling with joy

    LocabulaLocabula4 саат мурун
  • It's weird seeing beardless michael

    The1WolfcastThe1Wolfcast4 саат мурун
  • Anyone watching in 2019?

    Joshua_dabr54Joshua_dabr544 саат мурун
  • I love the message at the end. I've been feeling this way for quite some time and thinking along the same lines

    MrGallbladderMrGallbladder5 саат мурун
  • Yellow Guy: "Is time even real, does anyone know?" Duck Guy: "Maybe time's just a construct of human perception, an illusion created by..." Clock: "mep mep mep meP meP mEP mEP MEP MEP MEP MEP MEP!!!!"

    EVPointMasterEVPointMaster5 саат мурун
    • Don't hug me I'm scared?

      PetarPetar4 саат мурун
  • Imagine reading 25, 100+ page books just so you can extract one phrase or sentence out of it in a 30 minute video.

    MrGallbladderMrGallbladder5 саат мурун
  • 18:58 so poetic. The idea of the time zoo and the camera being a time machine, they weren't aware of. Very nice

    ToyotaCharlieToyotaCharlie5 саат мурун
  • how far off was everyone's guess of how long they were watching? I was off by about 6 seconds. It was 2:24 when I guessed 2:30.

    Lincoln SaviLincoln Savi5 саат мурун
  • Yes.

    john Kjohn K5 саат мурун
  • Hey Vsauce, Michael there... that Pipe Dream, when I was a teen, (we're about the same age) I was in Middle School band, and they used the Animusic with the percussion ensemble to sync up with the music. You can also see now that the Animusic Pipe Dream was rebuilt as an actually real thing by Intel. I never thought it was real but I have very different memories of it, where we spent a great deal of time with the 3D Animation in practices for the concert. There's also a whole bunch of other great videos by them from that era.

    PoggyPoggy5 саат мурун
  • Things changing faster and faster is why we have so much conflict in the world, lots of people don't want/like change, but it's inevitable.

    johchadowjohchadow5 саат мурун
  • Ab owo

    Maive MukerMaive Muker5 саат мурун
  • Only 3 days of isolation? Did you make this video before lockdown?

    Thom NorrisThom Norris5 саат мурун
  • Ahhhh so this is why trump's 4 years felt like 10 lmao

    TheNightJunkieTheNightJunkie5 саат мурун
  • Hey finally

    Nayden BenchevNayden Benchev5 саат мурун
  • 2020: Short short, the year

    Dragoon77Dragoon776 саат мурун
  • beardless Micheal is cursed

    qwertyqwerty6 саат мурун
  • michael is to smart, i always get lost within 10 mins of the video cus i start smoking and get too faded

    A Ghost.A Ghost.6 саат мурун
  • When you realize he set up that intro 130 days in advance _just_ for this video.

    eat hot chip and lieeat hot chip and lie6 саат мурун
  • I enjoy how I can briefly stop paying attention and still find the video interesting.

    Joey MormannJoey Mormann6 саат мурун
  • Besides being a wonderfully insightful video, let's give a moment of celebration for the wardrobe changes. Bravo.

    ReddfieldmusicReddfieldmusic6 саат мурун
  • Hi, Michael there, don't call me Vsauce. Thanks. - Sincerely, we

    DaliiLarsDaliiLars6 саат мурун
  • Dad

    ガス272ガス2726 саат мурун
  • Last 30 seconds.. Truth! Life is seen in perspectives we are schooled in. Darkest days breed appreciation of our sparkling moments!🌞🎆☺ Live life fully! Love 💘 have Fun,🎉 teach and remain teachable!#!

    Kathryn WilschkeKathryn Wilschke6 саат мурун
  • After watching this I will shut down the computer and play guitar. Thank you Michael for reminding me not to forget to feel time!

    Gans loolGans lool6 саат мурун
  • *Hello everyone and welcome back to having identity crisis*

    Hm946Hm9466 саат мурун
  • I really missed the line: "He Vsauce Micheal Here." Thank you for being back and hairy-er than ever :D

    mikin liroumikin lirou6 саат мурун
  • I'm a simple man. I see Vsauce upload... I rub my eyes and go back to bed because that's not possible. Wait.... Omg

    Dockerton FPVDockerton FPV6 саат мурун
  • you are making videos to entertain people from the future

    SirBacon8180SirBacon81806 саат мурун
  • All that to think about, then remembering time doesn't exist...

    Nick The JickNick The Jick6 саат мурун
  • He goes away for 5 months and then goes on about time and shit, what a guy

    Monarch SAAMonarch SAA6 саат мурун
  • nooo not the beard

    JihyoArchonJihyoArchon6 саат мурун
  • it took me 4 days to finish the video. I had to think about it piece by piece.

    Alexander LevyAlexander Levy7 саат мурун
    • I really missed the line: "He Vsauce Micheal Here." Thank you for being back and hairy-er than ever :D

      mikin liroumikin lirou6 саат мурун