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 NLposts!)
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

2Rivers 13 minuten geleden
I miss the old music lol
Bonnie the Shiba Inu
Bonnie the Shiba Inu 17 minuten geleden
Vsauce has now made us go through the 1993 ponytail guy rabbit hole
Tony Arc
Tony Arc 30 minuten geleden
The is no "illusion". When ones brain is active in joyfull way it processes the information (thinks). When there is nothing to think about or something is boring your brain looks at time wondering when the experience will end.
蛤莱士 32 minuten geleden
Michael shaved his beard off in 0:10, and it took him 5 months to grow back so he could make a new video
The Mars Sender
The Mars Sender 33 minuten geleden
he's back..
Aïmane Ikamuzu
Aïmane Ikamuzu 38 minuten geleden
Who is watching in 1994?
crackedGLIZZY 42 minuten geleden
If someone dies in mid air will they decompose?
Davin Nelson
Davin Nelson 45 minuten geleden
This will age beautifully
Daniel Alarcón
Daniel Alarcón 47 minuten geleden
I fucking love u Michael
Chris Laezur
Chris Laezur 55 minuten geleden
If only me not buying GSE was an illusion
Exlr8ing 55 minuten geleden
Watching a vsause video makes me question life
pistol2 Uur geleden
I'm not that old but I get anxiety watching this
Tomás Oviedo
Tomás Oviedo Uur geleden
I always wanted, as a child, to know what everything comes from. The history of the stranger I see across the street, or the blue and white ceramic plates that used to cover the bathroom. That feeling of wanting to know has vanished by now, but I do not ignore that the cement I am walking on has probably more years than me, that somebody put effort into making it, that the people that surround me have their minds as busy as I have mine. I once dreamed there was a skeleton stuck inside the walls of my sister's bedroom, and there might be one. You can't witness everything. I didn't live the 80's or 90's, and the only thing I have to this day from them, is music, and my parents.
Jonas Kim Ira Cabrera
Jonas Kim Ira Cabrera Uur geleden
learned alot today
Jonas Kim Ira Cabrera
Jonas Kim Ira Cabrera Uur geleden
MarekBarna Uur geleden
0:53 gave me tingles! Similar to Gandalf resurrection reveal XD
Luis Pastor
Luis Pastor Uur geleden
I’m so high wtf this guy talking about lmao
rōnin57 Uur geleden
"Guess how long you have been watching this video" 6 minutes? *looks at time stamp **2 minutes in**
LatinoJackson Uur geleden
Now I feel old.
MD Avaughn
MD Avaughn Uur geleden
This video is in the past
empireDirt Uur geleden
brah he asked me to guess how long I was watching and I said 2 minutes 30 seconds. timestamp confirmed 2:27. behold my supernatural abilities and tremble in immense fear. Wait, has it seriously already been 1 month since 2021 started? fealt like only a week has passed.
HotShotStuntBoy Uur geleden
Michael must have that dump truck with the amount on squating in and out of frame he does
N20 Games
N20 Games Uur geleden
More time of your life. I need that!
Brant Hall
Brant Hall Uur geleden
I hope Michael makes it into history books. Maybe this comment will too. Wait there probably won't be history books, it'll probably be some thing you just download into your brain. What's up everyone's brain I'm in.
full halo coronal mass ejection
full halo coronal mass ejection Uur geleden
I am watching now.
Mr. Boats
Mr. Boats Uur geleden
Wtf I'm a side character after all?
KB theSpectacle
KB theSpectacle 2 uur geleden
Proportion Theory! I didn't know that had a name. I've always called it the, "Slice of the Pie" theory. It's nice to hear someone else put it into words.
AngryBirdNate06 2 uur geleden
Who's watching in 2025
Vincent PИбero \m/
Vincent PИбero \m/ 2 uur geleden
Is it just me that He doesn't sound like Michael without the beard.
Patrick McCaffery
Patrick McCaffery 2 uur geleden
On the point about the era’s recording methods being sort of symbolic in how we think of that time, I honestly think that in decades to come people are goi to think that about 2009-2011 😂 Any image taken around that time on those grainy BlackBerry cameras look worse than images from earlier in the decade
JTenniS08 2 uur geleden
Time is a tool you put on the wall or wear it on your wrist.
Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson 2 uur geleden
Michael, we NEED more! :o
Dominic Kowalczyk
Dominic Kowalczyk 2 uur geleden
Im about to turn 23 and it feels so odd how fast time has flown since i was a kid. Take advantage of real youth, real life aint no joke. Time truly flies when you fill it with meaningful moments.
Wyatt Robinson
Wyatt Robinson 2 uur geleden
Well said brother
lucas eberhard
lucas eberhard 2 uur geleden
I love your sweatshirt collection. They make great transitions.
Stephen Carpenter
Stephen Carpenter 2 uur geleden
Is he making these words up? Lol
Dominic Kowalczyk
Dominic Kowalczyk 2 uur geleden
God bless.
Fred⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ 2 uur geleden
*So here is my showerthought of the day:* What if you could make a person fall asleep and make him remember and relive his entire life in a dream , up to the point where he was put into this dream in the first place. The dream version of this person would go through the same and again and again in an infinite loop. That would mean that time has stopped for the person who was originally put to sleep while it is speeding up infinitely at the same time (Infinite lifetimes would have to be fitted into the original dream of one lifetime) while each dream version of this person experiences time like it's perfectly normal. The memory of the sensation of time would thus be the measurement and the definition of it, no matter how fast it would go by in reality. It's like looking into an infinite mirror and then walking straight into it with the intention of reaching the end. If you would stand still watch a copy of yourself walking into it, it would appear as if your copy is speeding up infinitely while also becoming infinitely small but to your copy it would look like he would move in a steady and unchanging pace. At that point you must ask yourself if time is even real and what the limit of infinity is. If time can practically stand still for the original person who was put to sleep to then dream of infinite lifetimes then what meaning does time have when it can stand still and be infinite at the same time?
Made by clay
Made by clay 2 uur geleden
Time what is time Thanos uses timestone
Made by clay
Made by clay 2 uur geleden
Time what is time Thanos uses time stone
Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne 3 uur geleden
born 80s as well. ive aged much better, you maybe a lil more successful lol. I like our age range: old enough to vividly remember landlines, beepers and that sensation of getting a cell phone when they were practical size new, but still we are YOUNG enough to know how to use todays essential tech.
ioDenisse Barrera
ioDenisse Barrera 3 uur geleden
So that why it took so long
Roger L. Ortiz
Roger L. Ortiz 3 uur geleden
Awesome. 10 years ago I subscribed wow time goes fast.
Mark Ziemba
Mark Ziemba 3 uur geleden
Somewhere there’s a boomer watching this denying that his window into reality isn’t the most important one.
MrBallPython 3 uur geleden
I just noticed that I have the same exact glasses as Michael. Pretty cool.
mikeorclem 3 uur geleden
Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation toward the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.
Odox.FM 3 uur geleden
Psychedelics changed Micheal , I'm happy for him
socal st
socal st 3 uur geleden
Like how video games as a kid used to seem so realistic and going back to them, it's so bad
Becca Holdsworth
Becca Holdsworth 3 uur geleden
The clammy october mostly wrap because quart distinctively milk against a demonic wilderness. future futuristic, one carrot
Closet Demon
Closet Demon 3 uur geleden
Why he be changing his shirt tho??
smeel pee baldi nose fat
smeel pee baldi nose fat 3 uur geleden
This video came out 2 weeks ago? Feels like yesterday...
Saqib 3 uur geleden
The effort. The execution.
DanGoodShot pewpew
DanGoodShot pewpew 3 uur geleden
Here's one for you. When I was a little kid we had an old family friend who fought in ww1 who's father fought for the union in the civil war and grandfather fought in the revolution under George Washington and I'm only in my mid 40's. My grandfather fought in ww2. My father fought in Vietnam. I served a few years after Operation Desert Storm, but before the Afghanistan and Iraq war. Some how I missed them all. Time is a funny thing.
Vic_tory 3 uur geleden
i did a count while watching the video starting conceptual comparison heuristic 8:40 to a little before the construal level heuristic 10:54 , i was 14 seconds off when i checked the time of the video
Young Gyps
Young Gyps 3 uur geleden
Bro that subway vlog from the 70s was lit! I remember seeing that and being amazed at how real it felt haha
Camden Smith
Camden Smith 3 uur geleden
All of those books you showed us were incorporated into this video! 🤣👍🤯🤯
Leonardo Digiorno
Leonardo Digiorno 3 uur geleden
vsauce is always reminiscent me and my other friends with adhd talking on the phone until 2am
Vic_tory 3 uur geleden
it's rare for a video to give me such odd joy that I start to laugh lightly.
Coty Kills
Coty Kills 3 uur geleden
I think that our perception of time is longer at an older age because of the way people are like the time spent in isolation seems like a long time because of no brain stimulation well as we grow older we are more familiar with the world and nothing is new so much anymore so we percieve time longer thats what i think
John Elderdragon Davis
John Elderdragon Davis 4 uur geleden
Shrodinger’s photo?
Obi Wan Cannabi
Obi Wan Cannabi 4 uur geleden
now we have an entire generations thinking its correct to record in portrait rather than landscape, ugh
Hurricane Floyd
Hurricane Floyd 4 uur geleden
Basically technology is destroying the human mind as we know it.
DeadLife Life
DeadLife Life 4 uur geleden
When the world needed it the most, a hero emerges
Ethan.a. Rosey
Ethan.a. Rosey 4 uur geleden
I screamed when the beard came off and it’s 2am
Mr. B
Mr. B 4 uur geleden
Around 18:00 when this man started talking about how old things seem new to us... That hit.
Emmanuel Siaw
Emmanuel Siaw 4 uur geleden
30:03 That "I'll see you next time" hit differently this time
Ahmad Abdel Karim
Ahmad Abdel Karim 4 uur geleden
Phenomenal video, really.
ToddFucxer 4 uur geleden
Anyone watching in 2021?
Slushie 4 uur geleden
Not gonna lie it was scary to see Michael without a beard
Platinmods - Markex101
Platinmods - Markex101 4 uur geleden
Who else though his head was floating at first, because of his white shirt?
Mcbuilder181 4 uur geleden
What is your opinion on structures such as puma punku? Is this an example of lost technology that we do not recognize in our brief window of time today? Just curious what u think. Love your videos. Always easily understandable and filled with examples of proof.
Jay Peterson
Jay Peterson 4 uur geleden
I feel that we’re getting closer and closer to the big reveal. We heap abstract understanding on top of abstract understandings. There will be a point at which our most intimate interactions with the world will seem like remote fictions. It is at that point that all events leading up to the great disclosure are banal preparation. We may even sigh a sigh of relief to find that our personal, hidden moments have been recoded and shared with the world, granting dimensionality and feeling where there was once only absent minded meandering.
Sarthak Kadu
Sarthak Kadu 4 uur geleden
This is the only channel I've got the notifications on.
TC 4 uur geleden
Sure this video is cool but, have you ever *accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?*
Parogo 4 uur geleden
Who else thought Michael would reference something like "I am now as far away from 'the sitghtly older different Michael' as he was to the first Michael you saw in this video" at the end due to how many times he changed clothes?
Mr. Bockanator
Mr. Bockanator 5 uur geleden
Guess who's back?
Daniel Duncan
Daniel Duncan 5 uur geleden
You say the living still have choices to make. I disagree. I say nobody has any choices at all. I say that, because we cannot go back in time and change anything, that makes every choice we do make an illusion of choice. I say that there is only one purpose for each of us to exist, and that is merely experience this life, for better or for worse. The only alternative is suicide, a premature exit from the one-way life we are all currently on. I would say, if there is such a thing as choice, that would be about as close to it as we can get. Do we stay on the ride or do we get off before it is over. However, a wiser man than I would say that is also an illusion of choice. I can hear your argument now. And whatever your argument is, as my counter, I will point out that you read my post and you cannot go back and unread it. You read my post because you had no choice but to read my post, you were always going to read my post. And you have absolutely no evidence to say anything to the contrary.
Jacob Ferenczi
Jacob Ferenczi 5 uur geleden
He waited 130 days to make the rest of this video that’s why that last post was 5 months ago
Adrien Pinard
Adrien Pinard 5 uur geleden
The annoyed kimberly curiously drain because zone superiorly bat plus a coherent cause. chunky, massive xylophone
Julian Gatt
Julian Gatt 5 uur geleden
missed your content!! so glad you're back
Daniel Duncan
Daniel Duncan 5 uur geleden
All I got to say is, laundry day at your house must be crazy.
Logan Kotter
Logan Kotter 5 uur geleden
Noooo! You murdered an absolutely amazing beard. F’s in chat.
Carly Jefferson
Carly Jefferson 5 uur geleden
so... we all here after years of waiting for Michael to summon?
Mr.Legend-10 YT
Mr.Legend-10 YT 5 uur geleden
I’m getting more questions than answers
Birb 5 uur geleden
Hey Michael, VSauce here.
AnonymousCheesePie37 5 uur geleden
1 Hensing
1 Hensing 5 uur geleden
Time just flew by.. gg ✌🏻
Arthur Severgnini
Arthur Severgnini 5 uur geleden
best video I've seen in quite some time...
Don't care Staymad
Don't care Staymad 5 uur geleden
Vsauce will upload again... or will he?
sionsterowzzz 5 uur geleden
The 4K Nirvana concert at the paramount is like this
Ravi Rajyaguru
Ravi Rajyaguru 5 uur geleden
21:23 - oh god yes ! that legendary music returns ! I have truly missed it.
Łukasz Żyłka
Łukasz Żyłka 5 uur geleden
Is there a changing sweater illusion in the video as well :D ?
Liquid Flames
Liquid Flames 5 uur geleden
About half way though this video, this is what I started hearing:
Black Achilles
Black Achilles 6 uur geleden
2026 anyone ?
alireza zarrineghbal
alireza zarrineghbal 6 uur geleden
due he is talking deeper than than today's alive philosophers i just clapped alone in my room after video finished kudos Michael
RFXCasey 6 uur geleden
Whole lot of assumptions and generalizations in this, all people don't think alike. "Everyone who has ever lived was a fully fleshed out protagonist in their own mind."??? How do you know? Personally, I think you need to calm down. You thought Pipedream was real? That ought to instill a bit more humility in you and cause you to question what your deducing here a bit more. But hey, if it get you views, a fool can always find other fools to follow them.
Sebastian Chavez
Sebastian Chavez 6 uur geleden
whos watching in 9bc
Mia Duarte
Mia Duarte 6 uur geleden
by the end of 2030, i'll have voted twice and finished college. i'm still in eighth grade, now.
Justin87GN 6 uur geleden
Saving this moment for me to look back on because it peaked my interest. 5:45
Todoroff 6 uur geleden
The turn of his videos is unexpected and always genius, for years, MANY YEARS, those scripts have made me follow this channel and will continue to... I f-ing love your work.
Tanner Todd
Tanner Todd 6 uur geleden
Me, on my eighth video in a row, justifying it because I'm watching them on 2x speed, really got called out at about 24:39.
E C 6 uur geleden
Damn, I forgot to turn on my notis, I didnt noticed this new vid from weeks ago😭
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