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 FIpulse!)
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


  1. Kyle A
    Kyle A
    20 sekuntia sitten

    Fun fact Aztecs were around when cambridge was founded

  2. Adrián Lopez
    Adrián Lopez
    Minuutti sitten

    Missed you Micheal, missed you so much

  3. Joshua Packard
    Joshua Packard
    2 minuuttia sitten

    Who else immediately paused and watched Pipe Dream again?

  4. Revolutionary Cinema Productions
    Revolutionary Cinema Productions
    2 minuuttia sitten

    Damn he just as good as when he stopped.

  5. Thomas Garcia
    Thomas Garcia
    4 minuuttia sitten

    This is great and all, but if you'll excuse me I'm going to have an existential crisis.

  6. Jake Drewitt
    Jake Drewitt
    7 minuuttia sitten

    If Vsauce put as much effort into brand deals as he does on making his videos, he would be a billionaire!!!

  7. Nico L
    Nico L
    10 minuuttia sitten

    I watched this when I was high and I wrote a theoretical essay given it's mostly nonsense but some of it compels me to finish it fully sober

  8. Jacob Fink
    Jacob Fink
    10 minuuttia sitten

    I saw this on TikTok

  9. Trevor Green
    Trevor Green
    12 minuuttia sitten

    Welcome back Micheal We missed you!

  10. Banana guy
    Banana guy
    14 minuuttia sitten

    w h a t

  11. Angel Ruelas
    Angel Ruelas
    17 minuuttia sitten

    Is him how to basic?

  12. Angel Ruelas
    Angel Ruelas
    17 minuuttia sitten

    Is him how to basic?

  13. Zach
    20 minuuttia sitten

    BRAHHHHHHHHHHHHH I thought it was a different person, then I realized you Micheal looks so different without the beard we are used to! lol

  14. Aakash Shroff
    Aakash Shroff
    20 minuuttia sitten

    The mainstream thought of time illusion is very intriguing. However, some ideas captured in the video felt tangential to the discussion.

  15. XC_Chino
    20 minuuttia sitten

    0:11 ?!Didn’t you steal the chipmunks?!

  16. DrGalazkiewicz
    20 minuuttia sitten

    I have no idea what you just said but it sounded brilliant.

  17. Swiftrevoir
    21 minuutti sitten

    Man I'm really glad you're still alive. Humans like you make this experience much more positive.

  18. Sethflix
    22 minuuttia sitten

    I should read more.

  19. lord thick nipples
    lord thick nipples
    23 minuuttia sitten


  20. R4d10W4v3s
    25 minuuttia sitten

    " 'anyone watching in 2019?' - 2 years ago " fuck

  21. Geek Alotl
    Geek Alotl
    32 minuuttia sitten

    Time does feel very fast and I am feeling incredibly older...

  22. BirdyIsPro73
    34 minuuttia sitten

    Forgot how interesting and entertaining vsauce was xD

  23. Drawn Zodiac
    Drawn Zodiac
    35 minuuttia sitten

    This video is very timely

  24. Seth Hall
    Seth Hall
    35 minuuttia sitten

    Anyone watching now

  25. Zapcross World
    Zapcross World
    41 minuutti sitten

    Yk micheal u don't have to do super cool time jump clips :(

  26. William Smith
    William Smith
    41 minuutti sitten

    Please keep the videos coming

  27. PuggleDaddy
    42 minuuttia sitten

    We need more regular Vsauce videos, loved this.

  28. K Cunningham
    K Cunningham
    43 minuuttia sitten

    Ok. Boomer! (Dad, stop trying to justify how you're not an old a$$)...

  29. 7lvn Blue
    7lvn Blue
    53 minuuttia sitten

    Can we all Agree he looks much better with a beard just like most men if they grew a beard

  30. Clove Morrow
    Clove Morrow
    54 minuuttia sitten

    I thought this dude died or something lol btu no he makes a return

  31. Andrew H
    Andrew H
    57 minuuttia sitten

    How is it that atoms and light do not ''age'' but we do?

  32. James Dahmer
    James Dahmer
    59 minuuttia sitten

    you would be a fascinating person to share a coffee with. Come to Vancouver BC. My treat!

  33. Steve Crabill
    Steve Crabill
    Tunti sitten

    Since I turned 50 I have found that time flies even when I am NOT having a good time.

  34. Kubmats
    Tunti sitten

    About what he said at the end, I've been keeping my phone away from me through the day and only using it at night and it feels like I enjoy more the content that I watch while at the same time making proactive things for myself without online distractions that I got obsessed with.

  35. gemmS
    Tunti sitten

    oh yeah, this is the return I was expecting

  36. Ray Grant
    Ray Grant
    Tunti sitten


  37. Hi,I'm Matt Good
    Hi,I'm Matt Good
    Tunti sitten

    get married and you'll live forever!

  38. Fedico7000
    Tunti sitten

    Thnx 4 fckn my mind

  39. Gigi_D777
    Tunti sitten

    This woke me up

  40. ann/drew g
    ann/drew g
    Tunti sitten

    Is anyone watching this before Jan 16 2020?

  41. Asmey
    Tunti sitten

    I guessed 2 minutes when he asked, i am 100000000 IQ

  42. Premraj Jadhav
    Premraj Jadhav
    Tunti sitten

    I planed to watch this video as soon as I got its notification of being uploaded but ironically, I was unable to find TIME to watch this and i watched this video in four parts. I just finished this video and it was amazing. Videos on this channel always makes brain think. And,.......thanks for uploading

    1. Premraj Jadhav
      Premraj Jadhav
      Tunti sitten

      Btw, 2012 was the longest year😂

  43. Mark Hesse
    Mark Hesse
    Tunti sitten

    Ponytail Guy from 1993 strikes again at 21:02

  44. Jerami Montilde
    Jerami Montilde
    Tunti sitten

    Ohh howtobasic is back

  45. Aberrant Pegasus
    Aberrant Pegasus
    Tunti sitten

    Another human being has acknowledged the existence of Animusic proving to me it wasn't a fever dream... Future Retro is still my favorite nearly 20 years later

  46. Silica
    Tunti sitten

    this video is 31 minutes long, but doesnt feel like it is.

  47. Bruno2170
    Tunti sitten

    Michael: Thanks for watching *Me: realizing i saw a 30 minute video*

  48. the cool kid z
    the cool kid z
    Tunti sitten

    I want to comb his beard

  49. Jiaxi hao
    Jiaxi hao
    Tunti sitten

    the short short expained me

  50. FELA B
    FELA B
    Tunti sitten


  51. Jeff McRill
    Jeff McRill
    Tunti sitten

    "Don't squander your boredom; dig deeper, treasures are buried there."- Yahia Lababidi

  52. Phil Tessier-Ashpool
    Phil Tessier-Ashpool
    Tunti sitten

    This is complete subjective bullshit.

  53. Muhiton
    Tunti sitten

    Thank you Michael!

  54. Paul H Aube
    Paul H Aube
    Tunti sitten

    Time is flux or motion. Change of state.

  55. Nassar Shakir
    Nassar Shakir
    Tunti sitten

    this was fucking insane, took me for a serious rollercoaster there micheal

  56. Ariz0na Heat
    Ariz0na Heat
    Tunti sitten


  57. Must Legendas
    Must Legendas
    Tunti sitten

    Who's watching in 2012? :0

  58. Tupolev Falcon
    Tupolev Falcon
    Tunti sitten

    why did this video take me 3 days to watch

  59. kees 031
    kees 031
    Tunti sitten

    "How long have you been watching this video" Me: hmm..... 2-3 minutes? *checks time* Clocks in at 2:30 Me: nice

  60. Saturated Odin
    Saturated Odin
    Tunti sitten

    Who’s watching in 2021

  61. Joaquín Águila
    Joaquín Águila
    Tunti sitten

    Anyone here in 2022?

  62. Orangienblue
    Tunti sitten

    Who's watching now?

  63. Ronald Rhoda
    Ronald Rhoda
    Tunti sitten

    The deranged flock culturally transport because taiwan advantageously cheat onto a ill island. spotted, chubby dream

  64. Max Epstein
    Max Epstein
    Tunti sitten

    Wouldn't it be funny if every month or so he reupload this video, but slowed down to be one minute longer.

  65. Wesley Grey
    Wesley Grey
    Tunti sitten

    why must I watch this while high

  66. Gregory Stevens
    Gregory Stevens
    Tunti sitten

    Thank you Michael

  67. Spade/Fury
    2 tuntia sitten


  68. Galliano
    2 tuntia sitten

    If someone is reading this in year 2121, hope all is well in the future. Earth is currently a big ass mess. Have Tesla, Apple and Google take over the world already? I hope Mars has some good food x

  69. Aaron Chacon
    Aaron Chacon
    2 tuntia sitten

    When we have fully self driving cars we can move even farther and just sleep or work during our commute

  70. Moises Salvador
    Moises Salvador
    2 tuntia sitten

    When did kratos become a youtuber

  71. Daniel Plata
    Daniel Plata
    2 tuntia sitten


  72. FoxEye
    2 tuntia sitten

    Sure, why not!

  73. Sarah Mulugeta
    Sarah Mulugeta
    2 tuntia sitten

    my brain hurts

  74. Cash Wilson
    Cash Wilson
    2 tuntia sitten

    You think Michael was bullied in school

  75. Swagadellic Gangsta
    Swagadellic Gangsta
    2 tuntia sitten


  76. Mark Dombrovan
    Mark Dombrovan
    2 tuntia sitten

    is he experiencing juvenoia?

  77. Cattu Doggu
    Cattu Doggu
    2 tuntia sitten

    Very fitting since it felt like Im losing track of time in quarantine

  78. Jacob Bowlby
    Jacob Bowlby
    2 tuntia sitten

    Holy shit I should not be watching this so late

  79. X wave
    X wave
    2 tuntia sitten

    When you realize Vsause is only 34

  80. SaGeN119
    2 tuntia sitten

    Loved theJazz song playing in the background. Banger

  81. Saurav Bastola
    Saurav Bastola
    2 tuntia sitten

    I didn't understand anything .

  82. Galliano
    2 tuntia sitten

    Lol when I was 10, I thought 25 year old and up were the most wise, cool and “adult” people. I’m 25 now and I feel like a grown teenager just trying to become rich. And the people I see around me are just grown up kids with unresolved childhood trauma. You never really grow up tbh.

    2 tuntia sitten

    Am I the only who is struggling to keep up with him?

  84. Eveewestsidee
    2 tuntia sitten

    Michael is my father figure

  85. jeremy harmon
    jeremy harmon
    2 tuntia sitten

    Bobcat Goldthwaite

  86. JC Maldonado
    JC Maldonado
    2 tuntia sitten

    “You guys didn’t have TikTok back then?”

  87. Music Master
    Music Master
    2 tuntia sitten

    I've watched steins gate

  88. Mister Lee
    Mister Lee
    2 tuntia sitten

    I like how you pop up

  89. Jurakarok
    2 tuntia sitten

    I like to imagine Micheal changes his shirt for every 'pop up', even if he just puts the same shirt back on for the next scene.

  90. nerd
    2 tuntia sitten

    Why so long

  91. Pedro Sánchez Terraf
    Pedro Sánchez Terraf
    2 tuntia sitten

    Well, actually the first two minutes felt as deep as ten. And ten seconds later it got my like

    1. Pedro Sánchez Terraf
      Pedro Sánchez Terraf
      2 tuntia sitten

      Gee, right after that he asked about my perception of how long I'd been watching the video 😲

  92. Adam Webb
    Adam Webb
    2 tuntia sitten

    Finally. We've been waiting.

  93. Trace zach daniels
    Trace zach daniels
    2 tuntia sitten

    IN LIFE CLASS TODAY 1 14 2021 The world as you know it IS changing at a VERY fast pace like NEVER before in human see technology and humanity are now in a relationship like NEVER before.....THUS....human expansion ..or ''evolution'' some call it....IS being set at a whole new level.......NOW....some will deny it....and...Ignore it....and....try to hold to the old in the past...they WILL be left behind...IN....the world they trap themselves in.....and others will embrace the growth and expand upon it !!...yep...and can I prove it..??..well...YES....just study's an ON going pattern that has been seen over and over....But is at a MUCH faster rate...! is....AND....I say.....the wise thing to do IS....KEEP UP with the growth anything else IS just re living the past.! MUCH LOVE....{{{Teesus]]]]]

  94. Smee
    2 tuntia sitten

    Hi Michael. Its been nearly 10 years since you did the Screen Saver video . Idea, What do you think about doing 10 year updates on some of your past videos. Have an awesome 2021

  95. Rebecca Medina
    Rebecca Medina
    2 tuntia sitten

    Beardless Michael makes me think of the dean from Community

  96. Anders Omø Carlsen
    Anders Omø Carlsen
    2 tuntia sitten

    FINALLY VSUACE IS BACK! Just vsauce, no clicking all sorts of other shit. Just... Vsauce! YAY!

  97. Pablo David Clavijo
    Pablo David Clavijo
    2 tuntia sitten

    You look TERRIFYING without your beard

  98. Tobias Braga
    Tobias Braga
    2 tuntia sitten


  99. Sean Whelehan
    Sean Whelehan
    2 tuntia sitten

    So the reson you were gone was to grow your beard

  100. Emily Rose Lacy-Nichols
    Emily Rose Lacy-Nichols
    2 tuntia sitten

    It suddenly occurred to me how much Michael looks like Steve Carrell. I’m not sure what brought about this epiphany.