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 MNpost!)
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

bioLarzen 2 минутын өмнө
A conundrum I've been trying to find an answer for so long: why is it that we have clear memories of happenings in our past that weren't significant then and never becaame significant in hindsight - yet fail to recall, or outright forget completely, events that were indeed, significant in our lives? Why do I remember the pair of shorts I wore when I went to school one random day in grade 5 - about 40 years ago - yet can't recall what I was wearing when i proposed to my wife about 15 years ago?? Those shorts weren't interesting or noteworthy in any way, just a pair of ordinary shorts... What was so important about them that my memory found it worthy of such a long-term storage?
Blue Creeper
Blue Creeper 8 минутын өмнө
He was gone so he could grow back his beard and make this video.
Jakob Yarns
Jakob Yarns 16 минутын өмнө
So thats why he was gone for half a year, he had to regrow his beard for an elaborate intro
Bo Bi
Bo Bi 16 минутын өмнө
Short-short is in no way new, think about reading books
Craig MilkSweat
Craig MilkSweat 16 минутын өмнө
The zipf law goes hand in hand with the proportion theory.
Michael S
Michael S 19 минутын өмнө
What a beautiful takeaway.
bioLarzen 21 минутын өмнө
Decades agoo at the university a professor said in a lecture that human beings are inhenrently incapable of imgining life they are not part of - the times before they were born and after they will die. Sure, they can imagine the past and the future - but just by also imagining themselves being part of it - even if oily as a bystander or observer. I've always liked this idea.
LJSW 1982
LJSW 1982 26 минутын өмнө
You're 4 years younger than me - so in my perspective of time someone that much younger may as well be a 6 year old kid.
PurpleFreezer 29 минутын өмнө
Anybody else feel less happy when they check the time a lot when they're alone?
Grilled Cheeses
Grilled Cheeses 29 минутын өмнө
I wonder how long it took to make this video...
Rk9 32 минутын өмнө
Or like working your shift at work is long, But your break for lunch is short as hell.
j xander
j xander 33 минутын өмнө
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snack pup
snack pup 34 минутын өмнө
1 mississippi 2 mississippi does not work
Bob Roos
Bob Roos 38 минутын өмнө
Will your upload schedule of the past come back?
Not Given
Not Given 43 минутын өмнө
He invested over a third of a year to do this... just wow.
Gavin Green Bean
Gavin Green Bean 59 минутын өмнө
explains 2020
Lucas Pan
Lucas Pan Цагийн өмнө
The cumbersome bookcase implicitly damage because lizard interestingly pinch until a gabby trout. capricious, permissible textbook
Crowely Цагийн өмнө
Vsause doesn't age
HenryHatesHarribos _
HenryHatesHarribos _ Цагийн өмнө
Is it just me who felt liek this video lasted hours even though it was 30 minutes? Might just be me.
Caleb Edwards
Caleb Edwards Цагийн өмнө
It makes sense why many young people feel like time is running out and may be part of the reason for mental illnesses. Make time to experience time....I'll be doing that.
Roylen Peraza
Roylen Peraza Цагийн өмнө
Someone once said "No man can ever step in the same river twice, for it is no longer the same river, and he is no longer the same man."
Purple Цагийн өмнө
0:50 that scared me i was watching on 100% Volume
Dead Guy Dude Man
Dead Guy Dude Man Цагийн өмнө
Michael not posting is just a time illusion.
Rick94rr Цагийн өмнө
I was thinking about this last week before sleeping!!!!!!!
Dennis Gentile
Dennis Gentile Цагийн өмнө
Don't be every don't believe everything you read either a lot of that is been lies and it's already been proof proven
Matthias Цагийн өмнө
Love it!!
Dennis Gentile
Dennis Gentile Цагийн өмнө
How about all the pictures in the 50s even JFK in the early sixties everybody's smiling and having a good time cuz those were glorious days at the time and in this country it isn't right now these are ugly times in this country right now
Dennis Gentile
Dennis Gentile Цагийн өмнө
To look at the 90s and see then that was for Glorious Days not like today when we are so suppressed and angry and disgusted with everything
Dennis Gentile
Dennis Gentile Цагийн өмнө
If you had to live like they did back a hundred years ago and more you wouldn't be smiling with either
brody mazins
brody mazins Цагийн өмнө
absolute banger holy moly
Dennis Gentile
Dennis Gentile Цагийн өмнө
We are the past present and future
My username is so obnoxiously long and there is absolutely nothing you can do about the matter
My username is so obnoxiously long and there is absolutely nothing you can do about the matter Цагийн өмнө
Things stopped looking "80s" by 1992 Things stopped looking "90s" after 9/11/2001 Prove me wrong
Am_I_Human aka FindStoicism
Am_I_Human aka FindStoicism Цагийн өмнө
Hey Michael, Vsauce here! Thanks for the awesome video.
Windave 2 цагийн өмнө
This is amazing
David Kocovski
David Kocovski 2 цагийн өмнө
smokeyglass 2 цагийн өмнө
Renato Sousa
Renato Sousa 2 цагийн өмнө
Welcome back!
Hex Doll
Hex Doll 2 цагийн өмнө
I want him to be my science teacher.
overall 2 цагийн өмнө
I fear no man, but that thing, *Micheal without a beard* it scares me
Domedag1706 [RBTIA]
Domedag1706 [RBTIA] 2 цагийн өмнө
So the reason this took so long was because Michael shaved his beard and had to grow it back
Siddharth Iyer
Siddharth Iyer 2 цагийн өмнө
Lol the guy at 21:01 turning his to take a look at that chick
John Dangle
John Dangle 2 цагийн өмнө
Kind of like how I’ve never experienced you again since you went premium. Good luck!
Get To The Point Already
Get To The Point Already 2 цагийн өмнө
The fact that Michael knows about Animusic's pipe dream makes me love him even more.
J van der Meer
J van der Meer 2 цагийн өмнө
Very nice and clear explanation. This kind of videos should be shown at skool. Unfortunately, the system claims those minds, and only curious individuals wil see this valuable information that could really benefit how u experience life
S0L!D 2 цагийн өмнө
I thought i watched that video for 20min when i arrived at 6min- ironic
Hunter shinny
Hunter shinny 2 цагийн өмнө
This episode reminded me of when I was 13, watching your videos on a brand news 2014 iMac. Time does fly!
King Freddy
King Freddy 2 цагийн өмнө
Smoking weed can bring Back a lot. Good and bad , but its all in ur heads Trust me .
daibhidh92 2 цагийн өмнө
*Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (of which England is one single country).
PsiVolt 2 цагийн өмнө
we stan
DrVoo PL
DrVoo PL 2 цагийн өмнө
For sure Michaels legs are cut after so many stand-ups
DrVoo PL
DrVoo PL 2 цагийн өмнө
And yes, Idk how to write "tought". Google translator deasn't help at all.
Facts 🤔
MrRICEBALL 3 цагийн өмнө
Sees video : aight lets do this
stephen mcdonagh
stephen mcdonagh 3 цагийн өмнө
Well there's one constant- your terrible taste in music.
Blue Stick Figure
Blue Stick Figure 3 цагийн өмнө
That explains why he hasn't uploaded in a while
Slug 3 цагийн өмнө
The Hug Paradox (Sunu Paradox) : okay, imagine your GF is sad about something, to make her feel better you tell her that, "I'm not going to stop hugging you till you're happy ". To that, she responds "if you aren't going to stop hugging me till I'm happy, ill be sad". this sparks a question of whether you should keep hugging her or not. let us take what you said as 'statement 1' and what she replied as 'statement 2'. so according to statement 1: you should keep hugging her till she is happy because she is sad. but according to statement 2: if you're going to keep hugging her till she's happy. she will remain sad. so what should you do? if you stop hugging her, she'll stay sad which destroys your motive to hug her till she is happy. but on the other hand, if you keep hugging her, she'll stay sad on that too because she said so. there is no actual answer to this which makes this a paradox. Im sorry for posting this here, i didn't know where else to; my reddit is @nubslug
Diego Menéndez
Diego Menéndez 3 цагийн өмнө
Woah, Michael met Beakman! That's so awesome
Buddy Holmes
Buddy Holmes 3 цагийн өмнө
Anyone watching in 2025?😎👇
Rockin Robin
Rockin Robin 3 цагийн өмнө
Who is watching this?
BigDoug 3 цагийн өмнө
He came from sexy Boba Fett to this
Nikolay Sankov
Nikolay Sankov 3 цагийн өмнө
i miss all the vsauce boys i was so little when i started watching michael and now i’m 21, life’s crazy
Nikolay Sankov
Nikolay Sankov 2 цагийн өмнө
damn where is the hand squeezing the green vsauce out and such
farhadinho9 3 цагийн өмнө
Another dimension, new galaxy, intergalactic planetary
Petros Stefanidis
Petros Stefanidis 3 цагийн өмнө
Those intros with your head popping up crack me every time. I am wondering if you find it funny as well or if you just enjoy the awkwardness of it. In any case it mekes you likeable.
Jeramiah Young
Jeramiah Young 3 цагийн өмнө
Hopefully the development and integration of electronics into our lives and even our minds will help to dispel these illusions.
axeli7 3 цагийн өмнө
I said 2:30😂
Robin Dueck Degen
Robin Dueck Degen 3 цагийн өмнө
Fucking christ illuions of time, I thought this video came out much longer ago because of your upload schedule.
River Bear
River Bear 3 цагийн өмнө
He’s back
Doc Tyler
Doc Tyler 3 цагийн өмнө
Yes time has gone by and some of our favorite songs are now called classic rock but Led Zeppelin lives on! 😝✌
FirstRisingSouI 3 цагийн өмнө
Just gotta say, 2020 felt like the longest decade of my life.
robert howell
robert howell 3 цагийн өмнө
you're a harry wizard
robert howell
robert howell 3 цагийн өмнө
i dig it . now what if you feel all time moves repetitive but you do value some memories much more then others?
Augustin Berthiaume
Augustin Berthiaume 3 цагийн өмнө
Nobody: Micheal: Justifies months without posting for 30 minutes
ricky roach
ricky roach 3 цагийн өмнө
Only mind boggling question I have: Did Michael make this video and then shaves his beard? Or Did Michael shaves his beard then regrew his beard and then recorded this video?
Christoffer Sjögren
Christoffer Sjögren 4 цагийн өмнө
About time! ... Literally.
Eduardo Páez
Eduardo Páez 4 цагийн өмнө
Please dont ever leave us again
Griffin Phillis
Griffin Phillis 4 цагийн өмнө
Holy heck I loved this video. Thanks for making this!~ 💖
Zero and NT6
Zero and NT6 4 цагийн өмнө
How do you know one micheal is actually not just one but an infinite amount of micheals
in_ur_mind_1408 4 цагийн өмнө
I love this video it feels long but isn’t long very smart man I love it🤩
David Carbonnel
David Carbonnel 4 цагийн өмнө
Time to read "The Power Of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. (I recommend the audio book)
Mikelica 4 цагийн өмнө
Isabel Martinez
Isabel Martinez 4 цагийн өмнө
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels and thinks about time this way.
GaminGit 4 цагийн өмнө
Damn! This video covered thoughts I’ve been having since I can first remember thinking about stuff.
BeastFormal 4 цагийн өмнө
I love watching your videos. They always give my mind a playground in which to explore the furthest reaches of reality.
Orev 4 цагийн өмнө
When I'm travelling, everyday feels really long. A week feels like a month, and a month feels like a half a year. Whereas, when I'm settled, with a job and a routine, months just fly by.
Arn von Salzburg
Arn von Salzburg 4 цагийн өмнө
Time is a tool you can put on the wall Or wear it on your wrist The past is far behind us; The future doesn't exist
miles lawrence
miles lawrence 4 цагийн өмнө
Hey Micheal for £1000 you can watch me isolate for 4 days, If I have to do it without the internet even more challenging for me!. But I'd prefer to be able to just literally have zero-conversations, game, focus on myself, meditate, sleep, eat, bathe, or think nothing during that time too....Should be bliss
Michael 4 цагийн өмнө
Who's watching in 1921?
Mahan Marwat
Mahan Marwat 4 цагийн өмнө
If there is an infinite numbers between 1 and 2, then how does a second pass from 1 to 2?
Mister B
Mister B 4 цагийн өмнө
Hey VSauce!
raimond white
raimond white 4 цагийн өмнө
I proved 2 gods and that Pagan is our Human Nature. 369=sos=love the riddle to the sphinx. Love is the meaning to life. Love is our 3rd eye, love is our 6th sense love is our 9th life. 369=love
cari videos
cari videos 4 цагийн өмнө
This really did it for me today. thanks Michael
Rodrigo Sosa
Rodrigo Sosa 4 цагийн өмнө
8:22 senku would disagree
Razhar 4 цагийн өмнө
Whos watching in 2025 hello adult me hows life going?
J Bram
J Bram 4 цагийн өмнө
2:15 what is this music in the background, anyone know?
The Matrix Weave
The Matrix Weave 4 цагийн өмнө
i guessed 2:30 and it was 2:27 😆
Chris NotReallyThatSweet
Chris NotReallyThatSweet 5 цагийн өмнө
So happy to see you back making the best content, we missed you x
Khaled Mohamed
Khaled Mohamed 5 цагийн өмнө
Imam Nasser Muhammad al-Yamani (10 - 07 - 1441 Hejri) (05 - 03 - 2020 Kr.) Skrevet Kl. 12:51 Natt ((I følge den offisielle kalenderen til morens-byene (Meka) .(Corona Virus av de lavest pine før den største pine da kanskje de vil vende tilbake(til sin Herre 👇🏻👇🏻
Kat Vacuum
Kat Vacuum 5 цагийн өмнө
Don’t take the time to think up something intelligent yourself, just read the comments w- the most likes and copy what they said.
Akbar Ganiev
Akbar Ganiev 5 цагийн өмнө
0:54 at 1.25x, try it
فريديس Fradis
فريديس Fradis 5 цагийн өмнө 🐟😍🐟⚓
Amphibian 5 цагийн өмнө
Time is a prison for me
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