Illusions of Time

Avaldati 8 jaan 2021
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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 EEclone!)
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


  • Beardless Michael is painful

  • I so loved the end/conclusion of this video!

  • When not vsauce music plays for the first time...

  • Interesting

  • Definitely one of my favourite videos. The psychology of this is amazing

  • Yes Michael, your beard isn't the same anymore.... It's a bit grey now.

  • michael you are a genius, taking our shower thoughts, things we have suspicions about but don't really pursue in figuring out and giving us real insight on them. Best of all, your answers to these questions really help us live life to the fullest! Brilliant stuff

  • Back after selling out to youtube huh. Throw your audience under the bus for money, was it worth it? I guess it was.

  • 29:58 “You might not have the time of your life, but you’ll have more time of your life.” Lil Wayne is jealous of that rhyme scheme

  • Phil Collins?

  • I waited Since last year just for your new video and now i am late one week 😭

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  • Creating new friendships & relationships seem to have an even stronger impact, as they leave a "temporal marker" of sorts. Social experiences help for sure. Being present (not on your phone etc) and playing games, conversations, traveling, bonding with family/friends... Online shared experiences are ok but not as good. Movies for example, watching them alone or with ppl is very different. The quick fix of boredom by "short short", LQ experiences nowadays online... It's bad, but I feel there's a time and place for everything even for those. Just in a small amount.

  • Interesting but now I'm totally confused.

  • Can nanyone explain what the girl is holding in the disneyland video? Because it looks just like a mobile phone XD

  • Ludopsychohyperchronoentropia

  • How is jerma older than Michael I’m so confused

  • So. You’re saying, Reagan killed Harriet Tubman

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  • Imagine waiting this long for him to come back just to hit the dislike button, how sad man

  • "You might not have the time of your life, but you'll have more time of your life." This is definitely a video I'll have to watch a couple of times to fully grasp its message, yet I feel like my life has changed even after watching it for the first time. Thank you Michael!

  • *My ears were longing to hear this "Hey! Vsauce Michael here"*

  • It's like school online but it's just a video

  • Quarantine has made him into a better being, to make videos and create more. Oh God, i was sleeping most of my quarantine time, i had horrible thoughts, but definitely not creative😀

  • hey

  • These 30 minutes flew by

  • Best Video of yours so far!!

  • wow great video Michael good job

  • Am I living in the present or the past

  • Really great work Michael. A masterpiece that one! So much in it.

  • I’m smorter then Vsauce

  • I guessed the time of the video perfectly and ive never felt more powerfull.

  • This is mindblowing. Thanks for another video michael.

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  • 9:52 impossible queen Elizabeth was born long before that

  • I loved mind space, but nothing gets me stuck to my tv like good ol' vsauce... or does it?

  • national treasure

  • Is that Michael there ?

  • How ironical that I've been watching this video in 1.25x speed without noticing it at first.

  • holy shit

  • 0:10 0:31 umm.. i'm confused

  • Anyone remember his first video with Jeff and Adam?

  • we did it boys, michael is regaining his sanity

    • after that 3 days alone in a room vid,he never been the same my dude he never been the same

  • I’ve seen that Seven Eleven video and I wasn’t even alive when it was recorded but it felt like I’ve been there and did exactly what they were doing.

    • I was a baby when 9/11 happened and the other day I was watching a montage of early morning talk shows and news cast before the planes hit so they were just talking about mundane stuff like cooking recipes, sports, and a robbery and not only is it creepy it’s also kind of frustrating like why the hell are you not worried or doing something about the disaster you have no way of knowing will happen or could stop even if you knew!

  • Please don't ever de-beard again.

  • Beautiful❤🌷🌷🌷👉🔔🔔🔔👈👈💓

  • Damn this was a good one

  • not a good idea to watch at 4am...scares the fuq out of me seeing how the past, present, passed, and futures are all connected on the internet..just as we view 1990's footage i see 2021 footage...its even possible my comment here will live on longer for centuries..far past my life and i leave you with the best wisdom i have... your body is a temple, treat it well cause it works 24/7 for you, trillions of cells for you to be alive, with a healthy body and a healthy mind, there is nothing you can't do; no matter how lonely you may feel, or alone you are, you have you, your mind, heart, and soul; ciao traveler

  • Wow one day I'll come back to this video and go "I remember a time when this video didn't have subtitles"

  • This feels kinda odd watching during a global pandemic, lockdowns, etc, where this constant stream of samey information input, i.e. facebook/twitter/instagram feeds keeps us occupied, and time inevitably is on the short/short part of the spectrum. But I wanted to say something different. I write poetry, and although writing a poem might not take too long, I always thought about it as filling time retrospectively. Reading a poem later (weeks, months, years) puts me in a similar headspace to when I was writing it. Thus it fills time. Not the process of writing the poem itself, but the time it stems from. Now I have a special case at my hands, because during November and December I wrote about 100 poems, which is a lot. And I can't help but wonder, how time will feel in regard to them and in regard to the times we all are going through right now. Especially not knowing what the near future might hold.

  • when he said to guess how long we've been watching the video i guessed 2m30s and pressed pause and it was 2:30 on the nose holy shit

  • this is why I'm into retro computers. They are time machines that I can interact with

  • Time is crazy !

  • This is deep !!! EEclone become so boring without you...please make videos more

  • even though i wanted a vsauce video more than anything, i still was surprised thar i actually wanted it more than what i thought, you feel me ?

  • Who is watching in 2031?

  • the first episode of mind field came out 4 years ago let that sink in

  • We love you Michael!

  • Who's watching in 1976 ↓

  • 7:58 POV : Michael goes down on you 😳

  • 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 👇🏻👇🏻

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  • this man could say anything and I'd believe him

  • Vsauce I'm begging you stop shattering my reality at this point after watching your videos life is just pointless

  • He’s back

  • *pearly gates open* Voice from beyond: What sayeth you? Michael: We live after the conquering of time, but before it's resurrection. Voice:...... you may pass.

  • Thanks for the existential crisis, cya in half a year for another.

  • Something that has always confused me is when I’m watching something for the first time it seems slow and if I watch it again it seems faster. If I rewatch it with a friend that hasn’t seen what we’re watching then time moves as slow as the first time I watched it.

  • Therapist: Beardless Michael isn't real he can't hurt you Beardless Michael:

  • After watching this vid, there's a sad and good side of things I thought about. It's kind of fucked up how we leave old people in homes where they do the same things every day and so things speed by. But on the other side, with our younger generation, we'll have tech like video games that smack you in the heartstrings and all the things we've gotten use to to help things be just a bit slower.

  • This is why ppl think covid has been like 2 years when it’s only 10 months

  • please use USA, 'america' has a way longer history

  • I feel like my mind's being blown without the need of any mind addling substances.

    • been trying to find it but I can’t!

  • Who is watching this in the past?

  • Why do I feel like it's an alert?

  • Damn dude I kinda fell off the sauce train for a few years but I’m glad I jumped back on with this video. (No meta joke intended) amazing content!

  • I guessed 2 minutes 30 seconds and tapped and saw 2:31

  • I would like to gift this video to all those a33holes who walk on the street so gloriously thinking that the people on their back are mere stimulation designed to watch them act goofy and sh*t

  • The likelihood of you seeing this comment as of the time of posting this is less than 1/43,889

  • I think this might be one of your best videos, Michael

  • Man this whole thing about me dying before the credits of time roll got me all depressive.

  • One of the most profound things I've ever heard was "Did you notice that a lot of people believe they're living during the end times? Or that the world will end during their lifetime?"

  • WOW I love how he just uploads at random

  • Finally he has returned

  • Michael you don’t have to worry, you are the main character

  • I fucking love u Michel

  • Micheal: 10 years would be very hard to judge Dr Stone:

  • Clean shaven Michael made me fear for my life

  • Does anyone know the title of Michael’s video that talks about “perceiving time differently when you’re younger because it take more of you memory than when you’re older”. I’ve been trying to find it but I can’t!

  • ITT: everyone forgot that the Michael explaining the video is the non-present Michael

  • I'm so old I remember when Spiderman and Batgirl were white

  • Can anyone tell me why we base the year number off of the thousands? And when did it start and where?

  • This guy needs to explain tenet

  • Thank you Michael

  • Nolan was the long lost brain twin of Michael XD

  • The time it took to see how happy you are of yourself and nothing more was shorter then this clip should run

  • You're still 34?

  • hi


  • i came here to hurt my brain intentionally..