Illusions of Time

8 jan 2021
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1896 snowball fight:
Prospective and retrospective timing:
ISOLATION - Mind Field:
(every episode of Mind Field is free to watch on SEworld!)
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

  • Let’s be honest we leant more from this guy than from school

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  • This what I feel now with the riots and the new president coming into office. But I'm sure in a couple or ten years this will prolly be talked about like we do with historical events

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  • Michael is someone you would want to just sit down and have a long philosophical conversation with where you just keep bouncing off each other with tooics

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  • i kept waiting for an explanation of why he kept switching sweaters. i never figured it out. did anyone else?

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  • This is basically all the shit you realise when you're high.

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  • love from tamilnadu

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  • Sometimes I really hate watching these because they make me have an existential crisis. But that's just life I guess.

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  • When you say “we are the best autobiographers”. Reminds me of this though i had. What if the internet is mans best creation, so amazing not even aliens can create it. Lets just say aliens have the capability of creating machinery to travel from far away, thats only because they hve the tools and materials to do so. What if theyre not that smart? What if the internet is such a unique and majestic thing that not even aliens can figure it out. Which brings it to your point of us being really good at recording things on the internet. Its time traveling in a way. Then it means there is no past in the internet, only the present cause theres no such thing as “past” cause its always avaiable

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  • Is there a copy of this without the annoying jazz music? As a sound designer, imagine watching this and wanting to hear what the guy is saying, not to notice the music. Plus, any music with occasional punctuation of horn just sounds like traffic outside. Maybe something with stringed instruments? and like a chef that adds too much salt as their own tastebuds wear out, maybe take the ‘background’ music another 25% into the background after you set the levels for those whose ears can still hear.

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  • Anyone watching in 2009?

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  • VSauce without beard = Antony Fantano

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  • Why does it take so long for him to upload

    Leo NguyenLeo Nguyen27 minuter sedan
  • is that beard real?

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  • Who's watching this in 2042! ;)

    Tom GilliganTom Gilligan29 minuter sedan
  • its been a min since ive been on your channel brother, time to start using my brain again

    Ronald GunthropRonald Gunthrop30 minuter sedan
  • Great. 20 seconds in and I'm already traumatized.

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  • Is the dictionary of obscure sorrows still operating?

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  • Dude his children are gonna be great people

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  • Interesting thing about childhood: When most of us relive memories of our childhoods, we perceive that we were children for a long time, even though actually only a very small percentage of our total lifespan was actually spent in childhood. Yet when we have children of our own it seems like they grow up very quickly, even though they spend the same length of time in childhood that we did.

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  • Wheres our pills they give out in a brave new world.

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  • 21:22 You're welcome

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  • i dont know who edits your music but tell them to do a better job

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  • Who is watching 2050 👇

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  • The Confusion of time

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  • I missed Vsauce

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  • This goof makes me laugh so hard. He’s talking about science and shit but all I hear is memes.

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  • Please, never stop!

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  • I only understood his intro

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  • The 3 Day Isolation just seems like a 3 Day trial of the 2020's now. Probably everyone is thinking this, but I haven't seen anyone comment about it, so why not be the first to yanno lol.

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  • 1:43

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  • 22:28 was he holding that book this whole time?

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  • One thing to realize: people in the future are looking at us the same way we're looking at the people in the past rihgt now

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    • how

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  • Couldn't be happier to have the real Vsauce back!

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  • I really miss the background music vsauce usualy had..

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  • Imagine asking him a question like: the answer is 30 minutes long but it’s worth it

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  • Porque vsauce es muy inactivo?

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    • Tienen que pensar un tema que no se haya tocado Tienen que hacer un guion Tienen que hacer toda la edición y la busqueda de material Y la grabación No es realmente fácil hacer este tipo de videos.

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  • Zentrance.

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  • Wow great video!

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  • when i saw the intro i thought his head was floating

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  • nice

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  • I've had this same sort of mind boggling realization about the presence of time when I first learned about the fact that *when humans were building pyramids, the last living woolly mammoths were still roaming in siberia....*

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  • This was absolutely amazing. This was the video I have been wanting someone to make for ages. I have been tangentially aware of these issues and curious about how to slow down the speed of time. But you so eloquently put it into words, broke it down into component concepts, and tagged on a little moral at the end. Thank-you. Beautifully done.

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  • Is anyone in 2021 still watching this ?

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  • Schizophrenics are Lost in Time both the future and the past as they constantly jump between

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  • 1:26 Young Michael has a very concerning resemblance to young Obama.

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  • So young people nowadays live multiple lives through an informational over load that they just want to die now? Mood

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  • Michael has gone from saying "this is what is referred to as..." to "this is what I call...". The student of life has become the master.

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  • 0:11 Vsauce without a beard is cursed

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  • The TV thing scared me. For the last eight months, I have been unemployed and just, being and watching Netflix and playing games. Sure, I hung out a lot with my friends. But I can recall barely any of it. So that's, say, seven months wasted, completely gone.

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    • Sometimes you almost don't have any other option, and is not really "wasted" if you had a memorable and good time.

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  • My brain...

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  • Hey Michael can you do one on god

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  • I thought this was a video from 2014 xD

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  • I loved the ending :)

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  • Please find Obama's last name.

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    • I found Trump last name.

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  • Is this why 2020 ended in March?

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  • time flies so...

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  • Think that room did something to him

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  • so ur telling me she isn't ancient 9:35

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  • when the misses takes you clothes shopping but you got a video to record to pass the time in between the "how about this one?" "try this one on?"

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  • finally its been so long

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  • The meaning of life is simple: see a V'Sauce notification video, click on it, see the whole thing, recogize with all the knowledge adquire , then wait another 5 years for more happiness. Meanwhile, deal with less important things , like job, money, children, love etc

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    • lmao

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  • Great video!!!! I experienced that in my mind my parents stopped getting older. Of course they did but in my mind they are still somewhere between 35 and 40 (my dad had his 70th bithday last year) :o). I guess that is because at the time they were 35-40 I left home and few years later the city so there was less contact.

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  • I don't know how to express how much these videos give me hope. In my life, many of the people that surround me are afraid, apocalyptic, with no expectation for a future for humanity. They think modern society is inherently flawed, and the people are irredeemable. I want to thank you for the persistent reminders that we are small. It's vain to think we're important enough to be evil. This video reminded me that this time, this decade even, will have it's place in history. Humanity will inevitably keep moving forward, and none of our societies along the way will ever be good or bad. And even when we're no longer here, the universe will keep going, until it doesn't. These ideas bring me peace.

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  • Who's watching this in 2021?

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  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏

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  • Robot body when?

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  • 21:20 - Almost thought you wouldn't put it in

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  • what

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  • Awesome..loved it surely one of my half hours that I will remember =)

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  • He alive?

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  • that sound at 8:32 when michael says "think". with 0.25 speed is even better

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  • man spent almost half a year to make this video

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  • I spent 1/48 of a day watching this

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  • 31 minutes of quality content, love it!

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  • This man will invent time travel

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  • I've been waiting :) 2021 is already better

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  • daaaym haven´t been connected to youtube for a while, and mate..and that BEARD!!!! it´s LIT! Keep up the wonderful work and... KEEP THAT STYLE!

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  • 1:01 minz and my mind is completely blown🔥🔥🔥

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  • Finally! A new episode!

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  • Why do people dislike these videos? I mean whyyyyy?!???

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    • low iq

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  • Who's watching this in 2021?! Sry guys I had to

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  • already liked the video for just seing your face .welcom back.

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  • my head hurts, yet ive never felt time passing by me like this before

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  • wat is hay v sauce

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  • Beard gone... Hair Cake 5? 🤔

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  • That SEworld check running low huh Michael? Is that what made u upload again?

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  • beardless michael is an abomination

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  • Soooo... how do I reach the "long long"-pattern?

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    • be bored, do nothing

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  • What were this hoodie a time hoodie

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  • The gamy relative biophysically reach because red bailly brake within a steadfast great-grandfather. responsible, weak lathe

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  • damn.... some time he will not say see u next time or he will say it and lie....

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  • damn

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  • Oh wow he got off his lazy ass and made a video

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  • THANK YOU FOR THIS. This year im in my 30s and a lot of things that you are talking about im realising for few years. its for some reason calming to listen to this while Im working.

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  • who else is watching this in 2021???

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  • Who is watching from 2022?

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  • oh thank god the beard is back

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  • 20:12 imagine finding a 100 year old photo of someone dabbing or something you'd never convince anyone it was real

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  • "Digital Media... which builds context FOR us" La Li Lu Le Lo

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