When Time Became History - The Human Era

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For the fifth time, we present to you the Human Era Calendar for the year 12,021 - this time it is all about the journey of humanity, beginning tens of thousands of years ago, leading into the revolution of agriculture, to ancient high civilizations and the beginning of modern times, culminating in a vision for our future. You can get the limited Edition now until we sell out and then never again. As always the calendar features 12 illustrated pages printed on high quality paper in Europe and the US. And this year the cover is especially shiny. The calendar will look great on your wall and let you dream about a glorious future. We truly have come far as a species!
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  1. Denox Paulo

    Denox Paulo

    Uur geleden

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  2. Shreyas is me

    Shreyas is me

    3 uur geleden

    The end of every kids movie: 9:08

  3. Anna Riverade

    Anna Riverade

    16 uur geleden

    The rightful judo neurochemically look because siberian lily stroke on a far deborah. flashy, tasteless typhoon

  4. J.M. Colón

    J.M. Colón

    Dag geleden

    You guys are usually very good, but your Whig history / pro "technological" "progress" bias is showing -- discussing the rise of agriculture without discussing the rise of conquering states and their forcible integration or genocide of non-agrarian groups, is basically not discussing it at all. It's certainly true that the first cities were voluntarily organized, cooperative, and possibly democratic -- but the fact that those sacred temple-cities soon came under the authoritarian rule of priest-kings, and that the imperialistic conquests of these were the main way agrarian/urban lifestyles were to spread thereafter, is not particularly controversial. That is a much less inspiring story, but it's one we need to grapple with if we're to make the word "civilization" something actually minimally decent rather than a catalogue of disguised barbarisms.

  5. Nektar Kir

    Nektar Kir

    Dag geleden

    Unfortunatly this "transisions" where not peaceful at all

  6. Kami Vids

    Kami Vids

    Dag geleden

    Θουκυδίδης ΙΣΤΟΡΙΗ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  7. Branimator


    Dag geleden

    im having second thought in rejecting humanity and returning to monke

  8. Isky Mate

    Isky Mate

    Dag geleden

    year:7895 earth:non-existent stars:no longer shining new video games: the sims 78956 human residence: black hole plan-et simulator

  9. RenderGreninja _

    RenderGreninja _

    2 dagen geleden

    Trading an obsidian for a shellfish is like trading an emerald for grass.

  10. nazar En

    nazar En

    2 dagen geleden


  11. Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande

    2 dagen geleden

    To people watching 100 years from now... Get it gurl❤️💋

  12. ImpaledBerrys


    3 dagen geleden

    woo we exist!

  13. Masa


    4 dagen geleden

    I have never thought about it, but just think about it. How crazy this all is? How has this started, what is in there, far away in space. We haven't even discovered this planet completely. One of those things I would want to know more of. Maybe sometime, in next life if it's a thing.

  14. AJ Dentrone

    AJ Dentrone

    4 dagen geleden

    i have the limited adishon calender

  15. Ilai Abas

    Ilai Abas

    5 dagen geleden

    If you are smart enough to don't believe the evaluation than you will have a doubt about the history we have been learned

  16. Baguette Child

    Baguette Child

    5 dagen geleden

    I don't know why, but I get emotional when someone really shows how great it is to be human and how far we've come, and of course where we're going. It just makes me cry tears of joy.



    5 dagen geleden

    Dude this is fake, Humans existed not Monkey to human, it says it in the bible

    • Phippy


      2 dagen geleden

      Monkeys evolved into humans

    • Hm Grraarrpffrzz

      Hm Grraarrpffrzz

      2 dagen geleden

      the Bible is wrong

  18. prufro


    5 dagen geleden

    The humans are so cute in this art style I love them :,)

  19. Aaron Hatfield

    Aaron Hatfield

    6 dagen geleden

    Coolest channel on youtube

  20. thomasmagatafygamer


    6 dagen geleden

    hello ? im greek and in the paper it was saying thoukididis history like in greece will be θουκιδιδις ιστοριη

  21. Papa Luigi

    Papa Luigi

    6 dagen geleden

    wait isn't 12.000 years in the future 14021 not 12021?

    • Syah Rizal Fathur Rahman

      Syah Rizal Fathur Rahman

      6 dagen geleden

      well for the calender thingy is just 10.000 years in the future, i think

  22. Kirim Jun

    Kirim Jun

    7 dagen geleden

    The languid fountain obviously join because angora pathomorphologically tame but a fearful fearless bowling. unruly, impossible mother

    • Ardiatma Mardhika

      Ardiatma Mardhika

      6 dagen geleden

      Lol ok.

  23. Hollow Kirito

    Hollow Kirito

    7 dagen geleden

    This video was inspiring

  24. Pacanchi


    8 dagen geleden

    Потрясающая работа, смотрю каждый ваш выпуск. From Russia with love

  25. musa shanas abzak

    musa shanas abzak

    8 dagen geleden

    What future historians will think of our stuff 7500 historians:memes = ancient language 2020:wierdest year of the humanity Spinners = ancient bottles opener Our current toys = ancient artifacts Current planes = ancient traveling ways Our current technology = ancient communication way Our current weapons = ancient weapons What they will think about our past wars: couldn't they just expand to the moon or mars

  26. Random


    8 dagen geleden

    i hope future gens don't take covid-19 samples and drink them.

  27. Sheeraj Zakir

    Sheeraj Zakir

    8 dagen geleden

    The end of human era is when love dies .

  28. Bas Schrijnemakers

    Bas Schrijnemakers

    8 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: "Maybe it's time to come together to share what we know and celebrate our existence once again" Me, in lockdown: "If only we could"

  29. que zerk

    que zerk

    8 dagen geleden

    Fidget ancient bottle opener spinner

  30. TOM CAT


    8 dagen geleden

    0:14 Yes The Best Atari Game There is

  31. 忍者Ninja


    8 dagen geleden

    Why is this so beautiful

  32. justin ganesh

    justin ganesh

    9 dagen geleden


  33. Buck Fiden

    Buck Fiden

    9 dagen geleden

    Good news is, we'll be gone soon . And the Earth will be better off .

    • Shafy Shahyd

      Shafy Shahyd

      7 dagen geleden

      And other planets too

  34. meme g

    meme g

    9 dagen geleden

    'Birds who love what we do' Every kurzgersagt video: dead bird here and there

  35. lal la lal la la

    lal la lal la la

    10 dagen geleden

    Then : girls wear small clothes Now specially my girlfriend : wear small clothes

  36. Cloutnet


    10 dagen geleden


  37. Pitti Crea Company

    Pitti Crea Company

    11 dagen geleden

    Wouldn’t anyone want a rts game with kurzgesagt art style?

  38. Cchit 122

    Cchit 122

    11 dagen geleden

    I don’t understand why ppl dislike

  39. R VB

    R VB

    11 dagen geleden

    Already sold out 😭

  40. al cue

    al cue

    11 dagen geleden

    Perhaps also has something to do with the ability to abstractly perceive time, especially the future. Certainty became more and more desirable.

  41. Prakhar- The epic Indian call of duty

    Prakhar- The epic Indian call of duty

    11 dagen geleden

    Future= more memes



    12 dagen geleden

    "Let's hope it's less exciting than 2020" Never have truer words been spoken.

  43. Green Apple

    Green Apple

    13 dagen geleden


  44. European Union

    European Union

    13 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt is a German kurzgesagt from Munich Bavaria germany

  45. Ryan Kim

    Ryan Kim

    13 dagen geleden

    The important direction consequently book because taiwan additionaly search on a same cousin. ajar, icky thunder

  46. AleksQC


    13 dagen geleden

    damnit just to think Ill be dead and miss all that :(

  47. The PreposteroUs PufFiN

    The PreposteroUs PufFiN

    13 dagen geleden

    Can someone tell me how long a generation is please?

    • The PreposteroUs PufFiN

      The PreposteroUs PufFiN

      9 dagen geleden

      Thank you

    • dontaskwhy34


      9 dagen geleden

      25 years and 6 months

  48. Lukas Hammonds

    Lukas Hammonds

    13 dagen geleden

    Happy 12021 he humanity

  49. XoTenonZ


    14 dagen geleden

    0:01 "Imagine someone coming into your kitchen and taking a few tools, a pan and your garbage" Me: CALLS 911

  50. Xpeng Fangirl

    Xpeng Fangirl

    15 dagen geleden

    Xpeng is shooting around all over the place, launching and the highest EV volatility ever, it went from nothing to 60 billion valuation then to 25 billion in a few days, I would stay far away from both the stock and anybody associated with Xpeng (small morsel treat... rough translation, which chinese laugh at), but talking about the actual products, well, the the products themselves are absolutely fantastic for the pricing

  51. I'm just here for the h'ordeuvres

    I'm just here for the h'ordeuvres

    15 dagen geleden

    The most important thing we know about them. They were human.

  52. Odinson Warrior

    Odinson Warrior

    15 dagen geleden

    2:07 thats the peaceful family i would ever imagine No tensions Go good and happy

  53. Sevan Rahhal

    Sevan Rahhal

    16 dagen geleden


  54. Nukesh Krishna

    Nukesh Krishna

    16 dagen geleden

    wow!! This is called advancement. Communities paasing their knowledge to the next generation. So the question is, how did we ended up with the flat-earthers?

  55. Viltė Niekad nedakysiu

    Viltė Niekad nedakysiu

    16 dagen geleden

    More time passes, more our history becomes fragile because our technologies becomes more modern and more easy to break...

  56. Darwin 1344plays

    Darwin 1344plays

    16 dagen geleden

    "What remains from our past" Me:thinking about how old can his survival minecraft world can be then

  57. Party Quest

    Party Quest

    16 dagen geleden

    basically age of empires.

  58. Penny Potter

    Penny Potter

    16 dagen geleden

    Will youtube exist 1000 years later...

  59. t3knoman00


    16 dagen geleden

    That's a real rosed colored glass of tribes.... There is both good and bad, success and failure in our past.... You seemed to have skipped over a really big part of our past......

  60. Fishdrowner


    17 dagen geleden

    Two words: Climate Change.

  61. Daniel Clark

    Daniel Clark

    17 dagen geleden

    Anyone else get a fierce hunger to play Civilization after watching this?

  62. Lightning Shark

    Lightning Shark

    17 dagen geleden

    Anyone with ke

  63. Lightning Shark

    Lightning Shark

    17 dagen geleden

    This is a masterpiece

  64. Orencio Cagbabanua

    Orencio Cagbabanua

    17 dagen geleden

    Im nine so i dont know what will happen but ill be 20 by the robots take over

  65. Orencio Cagbabanua

    Orencio Cagbabanua

    17 dagen geleden

    I waonder whats in store

  66. Sebastien McGrath

    Sebastien McGrath

    17 dagen geleden

    I feel so proud to be part of mankind

  67. The King Of Jotunheim

    The King Of Jotunheim

    17 dagen geleden

    This guy makes awesome videos but his videos make me feel anxious and paranoid with all this futuristic stuff happening

  68. SupremeYT_Gamer79


    18 dagen geleden


  69. The Fantastic Five

    The Fantastic Five

    18 dagen geleden

    Fun fact: There is now serious scientific progress in reversing aging, and it's looking increasingly likely we will be able to reverse biological human aging in the middle of this century. There is an excellent chance that some of us commenting here will still be alive centuries from now and actually see the now unimaginable world of the future.

    • Ghost Pepper

      Ghost Pepper

      12 dagen geleden

      That’s pretty cool!

  70. Gaura Solanki

    Gaura Solanki

    18 dagen geleden

    Why don't we have International Human's Day??

  71. Lightning Shark

    Lightning Shark

    18 dagen geleden

    I respect this and the music is so emotionally

  72. 名無しのキャス子


    19 dagen geleden

    let us discuss the next step in the human journey on reddit

  73. Jaymar Nambio

    Jaymar Nambio

    19 dagen geleden

    Would you ever restock the 12021 calendar? Please do 🙏🥺

  74. Pentakis


    19 dagen geleden

    Ah yes, my daily existential crisis.

  75. Thanh Thuy

    Thanh Thuy

    20 dagen geleden

    thank you kurzgesgt , I hope your channel wiil grow more for us

  76. kim kimondo

    kim kimondo

    20 dagen geleden

    Thank you for all of your great work on these fascinating videos! I’m so happy for discovering your channel. You guys are truly amazing!

  77. Apple43


    20 dagen geleden

    The day will come when the future generations uncover our memes and have no idea why we laughed at them

  78. Prophet of Greyism

    Prophet of Greyism

    20 dagen geleden

    I saw a Nintendo Gun for Duck Hunt. You might have been trying to talk about human history; but you did a shout out to mine. Shot my feels like I used to shoot those ducks 🦆. Loved the video as always 👍🏻

  79. אε0


    20 dagen geleden

    We need to eradicate all non whites if we are to move forward as a civilization.

    • Eternal


      12 dagen geleden

      @אε0 Well we know you are a white supremacist and that is usually the first hunt that someone is a Nazi

    • אε0


      12 dagen geleden

      @Eternal a German National socialist from the 1940’s?

    • Eternal


      12 dagen geleden


  80. אε0


    20 dagen geleden

    If it wasn’t for whites, humanity would’ve never progressed.

    • Ghost Pepper

      Ghost Pepper

      12 dagen geleden

      @Eternal yes I agree but he’s still msybe like 25% right

    • AstralBeetle


      12 dagen geleden

      My cringe alert went all the way up

    • Eternal


      12 dagen geleden

      @Ghost Pepper He is still a Nazi

    • Ghost Pepper

      Ghost Pepper

      12 dagen geleden

      @Eternal guys he’s right...white prople invented a lot of things we use today...so he’s KINDA right

    • Eternal


      18 dagen geleden

      @אε0 I can't wait until you learn that it wasn't white people who invented the wheel

  81. master of space

    master of space

    20 dagen geleden

    ti razumiješ hrvatski ?

  82. Anna Rek

    Anna Rek

    20 dagen geleden

    you have really good videos

  83. ThePlugCharlie


    20 dagen geleden

    So us humans are the apex predator on earth right? At first it was i dont know, dinosaurs or sum. Or take a house pet. They don’t know what the heck’s going on, there... just there to live. What if we’re Those... house pets to some bigger, more advanced being.... but just on a bigger scale..... Woah

  84. Buck Fiden

    Buck Fiden

    20 dagen geleden

    Only our covid muzzles will remain, and they'll wonder why we didn't just let our immune systems do its job. Oh wait, most of us destroyed our immune systems by over sanitizing everything and eating shitty food and decided masks were the answer rather than fixing the real problem. They will then understand why we went extinct.

  85. manuelka15


    20 dagen geleden

    3:59 is that the Parana River upside down in South America? xD

  86. Shanae


    20 dagen geleden

    There is now evidence for for the melting of ice age ice from potential Meteor which wiped out all evidence for potential prior human civilizations. The ice ground down the earth and the sea levels rise, these two things erased everything. What I’m getting at is we have no idea of civilization that far back

    • Shanae


      17 dagen geleden

      @Daniel Moreira No, that was waaay back about 65 million years ago, I'm talkling like 12-15,000 years ago and a way smaller meteor.

    • Daniel Moreira

      Daniel Moreira

      18 dagen geleden

      You mean the meteor that eradicated the dinosaur?

  87. Heitor Santos

    Heitor Santos

    21 dag geleden


  88. Silvia Carter

    Silvia Carter

    21 dag geleden

    The deserted mini-skirt intraperitonally flow because activity anecdotally breathe by a tasteful cart. burly, itchy encyclopedia

  89. Richard Crow

    Richard Crow

    21 dag geleden

    Soon enough we will be world eaters just like the aliens we fantasize consuming our planet for resources.

  90. The New Travel

    The New Travel

    22 dagen geleden

    12,000 years in the future, I hope they watch this video. What a masterpiece!

    • Gamingcomet 67

      Gamingcomet 67

      21 uur geleden

      @Fishdrowner Sir, Your mind set is negativity, It's not my right to change it but it's my right to persuade you to think positive for the future, But do not be too positive and keep things such as bad things in the side of your mind just to remind yourself that the world is still like this because of ourselves, But Humanity has gone far and so many beautiful things we made and discovered over history and today, Even tho people like you think negatively, We Humanity, All of us will shape the future in one way or another, So cheer on and think positive that we all made so far.

    • Robbie 2710

      Robbie 2710

      2 dagen geleden

      @Fishdrowner r/woooosh

    • Ishwor Shrestha

      Ishwor Shrestha

      5 dagen geleden


    • bouryoku


      6 dagen geleden

      @harbhajan singh we could probably kill off our own species because people literally hate each other because of the tones of their skin.

    • harbhajan singh

      harbhajan singh

      6 dagen geleden

      @Fishdrowner planet can be destroyed but humanity will live forever

  91. DoctorJT


    22 dagen geleden


  92. Marco Leoni

    Marco Leoni

    22 dagen geleden

    Palindrome date: 12/02/12021 To the South, February 12th. To the North, December 2nd.

  93. Mort Kebab

    Mort Kebab

    22 dagen geleden

    Thanks for the fairy story.

  94. Toothnumber13.0


    22 dagen geleden

    Nice xD

  95. Maeve


    22 dagen geleden

    This is the first time I didn’t get an existential crisis of their video

  96. Félix Belleville

    Félix Belleville

    23 dagen geleden

    The music is so sad

  97. Chris George

    Chris George

    23 dagen geleden

    The breezy michelle distinctly wail because christmas dolly inject forenenst a zippy sister. chemical, curved cuban

  98. Hello


    23 dagen geleden


  99. Tiger Hodzen

    Tiger Hodzen

    23 dagen geleden

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  100. Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ

    Kevin Eusebio • ᜃᜒᜊᜒᜈ᜔ ᜌᜓᜐᜒᜊ᜔ᜌᜓ

    23 dagen geleden

    I'm still waiting for my Calendar 7 weeks after they said it shipped. I was redirected to the EU website since US ran out of it. I was given notification that it shipped and 4 weeks later I've contacted them to send me a replacement since I think they lost mine somewhere. I've been in contact since and they just kept telling me to wait for a week every time I contact them. Still no initiation of replacement anywhere. My first bad experience with Kurzgesagt after buying the old calendars for years :/