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 KGlove!)
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

  • Jay Patterson

    Jay Patterson

    Мүнөт 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!

  • Bigyeezzy Yeezzy

    Bigyeezzy Yeezzy

    4 мүнөт мурун

    At the beginning of the video I deadass thought it was floating head

  • B1GBUD2007


    5 мүнөт мурун

    Time and space are relative, if the world gets smaller then so do our lives.

  • Syakil Ahmed

    Syakil Ahmed

    12 мүнөт мурун

    Im 24 years old now

  • The Ignored Gender

    The Ignored Gender

    14 мүнөт 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.

  • Daniel Does Donuts

    Daniel Does Donuts

    15 мүнөт мурун

    Micheal actually pulled me out of an existential crisis with this lmao

  • Lucas Eduardo

    Lucas Eduardo

    18 мүнөт мурун

    Thats so crazy! Love ur videos man, please do more frequentily!

  • Joshua Kunath

    Joshua Kunath

    18 мүнөт мурун

    711 Disney world 1987
    1993 new york

  • Virashan Nathan

    Virashan Nathan

    34 мүнөт мурун

    brilliant video as usual, Michael! Thank you for taking the time to create such masterpieces every single time, #qualityOVERquantity

  • SachalKhan


    36 мүнөт мурун

    absolutely phenomenal video

  • Faria Ali

    Faria Ali

    36 мүнөт 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?

  • yousef zayadin

    yousef zayadin

    38 мүнөт мурун

    This video should've been posted nearly 3 months ago, but we had to wait for his beard to grow

  • Jonathan Brown

    Jonathan Brown

    42 мүнөт мурун

    Oh Vsauce uploaded a video, okay anyway guys see you in 4.32 months for his next video relating to equations...

  • squoosetiel


    44 мүнөт мурун

    Micheal: how long have you been watching this video?
    Me. CONFIDENTLY: 10 minutes
    Me: *checks time* ITS BEEN 2 MINUTES

  • Russian Amazon Box

    Russian Amazon Box

    53 мүнөт мурун

    Bro his beard. It do be sadge hours

  • Alejandro Vargas

    Alejandro Vargas

    57 мүнөт мурун

    I'm in love with your sweaters

  • Dr. Simpp

    Dr. Simpp

    58 мүнөт мурун

    Damn... have I really been watching for 31 minutes and 8 seconds... feels short short

  • Link724


    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.

  • Luke


    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.

  • Dr. Simpp

    Dr. Simpp

    Саат мурун

    Took 21:23 seconds for that iconic Vsauce music

  • Dank Noodle

    Dank Noodle

    Саат мурун

    I would rather die feeling life was too short that spend any of it bored out of my mind

  • Sam


    Саат мурун

    Anyone else watching this now?

  • Juliana Arias

    Juliana Arias

    Саат мурун

    Would glass be clear if it was really big and if so what color would it be?

  • Famous YouTuber Noah Salmon

    Famous YouTuber Noah Salmon

    Саат мурун

    Beardless Michael is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen

  • Chris Schmidt

    Chris Schmidt

    Саат мурун

    Stop it stop it stop it lalalalalalalalalaaaaa

  • Robert Wilder

    Robert Wilder

    Саат мурун

    Please never stop making videos

  • Grich L

    Grich L

    Саат мурун

    How am I to find the time to be bored when I could be using that time to watch Vsauce?

  • Jyoshua Sanders

    Jyoshua Sanders

    Саат мурун

    Why are there so many downvotes on this video?

  • Ayylex


    Саат мурун

    Personal bookmark : 5:06
    Coming back to this video when my anxiety has calmed down lmao

  • Tiny Mike

    Tiny Mike

    Саат мурун


  • MadmanJoE100


    Саат мурун

    Don't watch this on acid. You will probably implode!

  • Jakomelo


    Саат мурун

    Hey Vsauce, nostalgia here.

  • ProNo Go

    ProNo Go

    2 саат мурун

    Hey Vsauce Micheal here its been 5 months since I uploaded a video...

  • 0vrStart


    2 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.

  • Yanzhi Aquino

    Yanzhi Aquino

    2 саат мурун


  • Yorkshireyuken


    2 саат мурун

    I had 1800 hours on counter strike source. I don't remember A single match

  • Gregg Powell

    Gregg Powell

    2 саат мурун

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

  • vimun


    2 саат мурун


  • Hannah Cheng Music

    Hannah Cheng Music

    2 саат мурун

    king shit

  • Joe Gibbs

    Joe Gibbs

    2 саат мурун

    Why are educational non confrontational videos showing up in my timeline?

  • Steve Nobody

    Steve Nobody

    2 саат мурун

    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day,
    Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way...

  • LivelyOsprey


    2 саат мурун

    The 80;s are as far away from us now as the WW2 was from the 80's. Insane

  • zwxq3


    2 саат мурун

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

  • RaccoonsLeek


    2 саат мурун

    It feels so weird seeing you without a beard... it actually looks kinda good though! 😂👌🏻

  • qwerty shark

    qwerty shark

    2 саат мурун

    holy shit ur back fuckkkk

  • Ben


    2 саат мурун

    Bloody good stuff!

  • Locabula


    2 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

  • The1Wolfcast


    2 саат мурун

    It's weird seeing beardless michael

  • Joshua_dabr54


    2 саат мурун

    Anyone watching in 2019?

  • MrGallbladder


    3 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

  • EVPointMaster


    3 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!!!!"

    • Petar


      2 саат мурун

      Don't hug me I'm scared?

  • MrGallbladder


    3 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.

  • ToyotaCharlie


    3 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

  • Lincoln Savi

    Lincoln Savi

    3 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.

  • john K

    john K

    3 саат мурун


  • Poggy


    3 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.

  • johchadow


    3 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.

  • Maive Muker

    Maive Muker

    3 саат мурун

    Ab owo

  • Thom Norris

    Thom Norris

    3 саат мурун

    Only 3 days of isolation? Did you make this video before lockdown?

  • TheNightJunkie


    3 саат мурун

    Ahhhh so this is why trump's 4 years felt like 10 lmao

  • Nayden Benchev

    Nayden Benchev

    3 саат мурун

    Hey finally

  • Dragoon77


    4 саат мурун

    2020: Short short, the year

  • qwerty


    4 саат мурун

    beardless Micheal is cursed

  • A Ghost.

    A Ghost.

    4 саат мурун

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

  • eat hot chip and lie

    eat hot chip and lie

    4 саат мурун

    When you realize he set up that intro 130 days in advance _just_ for this video.

  • Joey Mormann

    Joey Mormann

    4 саат мурун

    I enjoy how I can briefly stop paying attention and still find the video interesting.

  • Reddfieldmusic


    4 саат мурун

    Besides being a wonderfully insightful video, let's give a moment of celebration for the wardrobe changes. Bravo.

  • DaliiLars


    4 саат мурун

    Hi, Michael there, don't call me Vsauce. Thanks.
    - Sincerely, we

  • ガス272


    4 саат мурун


  • Kathryn Wilschke

    Kathryn Wilschke

    4 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!#!

  • Gans lool

    Gans lool

    4 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!

  • Hm946


    4 саат мурун

    *Hello everyone and welcome back to having identity crisis*

  • mikin lirou

    mikin lirou

    4 саат мурун

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

  • Dockerton FPV

    Dockerton FPV

    4 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

  • SirBacon8180


    4 саат мурун

    you are making videos to entertain people from the future

  • Nick The Jick

    Nick The Jick

    4 саат мурун

    All that to think about, then remembering time doesn't exist...

  • Monarch SAA

    Monarch SAA

    4 саат мурун

    He goes away for 5 months and then goes on about time and shit, what a guy

  • JihyoArchon


    4 саат мурун

    nooo not the beard

  • Alexander Levy

    Alexander Levy

    5 саат мурун

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

    • mikin lirou

      mikin lirou

      4 саат мурун

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

  • SecretLars


    5 саат мурун

    I didn't really want to watch this, it just came up through auto play and I let it play because it though it was too disrespectful to click away.

  • xxPYROxxJONESxx


    5 саат мурун

    I like this concept of tying up several of your older videos into a longer lecture. Its good to revise and consolidate :)

  • Astrid


    5 саат мурун

    So my friend on the other side of the world is getting messages (from me) from the FUTURE

  • Andrew Lovell

    Andrew Lovell

    5 саат мурун

    Burrito 🌯

  • Derp- Ist

    Derp- Ist

    5 саат мурун

    As he talks I realise that I’ve been watching for 30 mins

  • Riyad Rafeek

    Riyad Rafeek

    5 саат мурун

    I remember watching him when he only had 1.5million and feeling smart or special now he's a big creator and im not original anymore 😂

  • google_translate


    5 саат мурун

    he is back

  • Gavin Eckhart

    Gavin Eckhart

    5 саат мурун

    Stop fucking with my brain please

  • Cricket Classics

    Cricket Classics

    5 саат мурун

    This guy works very hard for his videos. This is what YouTube was actually meant for - increasing our scientific temperament. For explaining the illusion of time, he actually took his time to create this video.

  • Seni


    5 саат мурун

    watched while high and making noodles

  • Joey Mormann

    Joey Mormann

    5 саат мурун

    optical illusions... good thing we have rulers... and hands. ugh

  • Nathan Godin

    Nathan Godin

    5 саат мурун

    You're onto something.. but it is actually like this.. short short long long, its double and it is cascading in a sense.. our minds are manipulating time slowly but we are understanding more and more.. and with such understanding we have breakthroughs!

  • Dudify


    5 саат мурун

    “ *So therefore your honor, you could be going through the illusion of time, and she could 18* “

  • Giuseppe Luisi

    Giuseppe Luisi

    5 саат мурун

    He's backkkk! 🎉

  • Dudify


    5 саат мурун

    Michale is such a devoted content creator, he shaved off his beard just for this video. Legend

  • insert name here.

    insert name here.

    5 саат мурун

    How can time be an illusion?
    Because I'll leave this comment here,
    And I'll come back later,
    And this comment will still be here.
    And the time on top of this comment will tell you when I posted it.

  • l u l u

    l u l u

    6 саат мурун

    when you learn more from VSauce videos than school

  • Remie Tennesson

    Remie Tennesson

    6 саат мурун

    Very thought-provoking.

  • Yoki Fam

    Yoki Fam

    6 саат мурун

    This video is a short short experience for me

  • J.T. Franks

    J.T. Franks

    6 саат мурун


  • The Walter Show

    The Walter Show

    6 саат мурун

    I watched this during class, no regrets