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 NLcameras!)
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. Cody T

    Cody T

    9 minuten geleden

    Nice this channel is fucking garbage anymore sweet!

  2. chiknosis


    13 minuten geleden

    hello everyone in 2030

  3. JamaicanFish


    16 minuten geleden

    This is easily one of the best videos Vsauce has ever done. Constant exhales of realization throughout this video

  4. Cheese Cake

    Cheese Cake

    19 minuten geleden

    I always think about this. In fact, last night I remembered an anecdote that happened to my parents and I thought about how old they were.... I was amazed they were my age... The music is super distracting tho.

  5. Y.C.I Productions

    Y.C.I Productions

    19 minuten geleden

    It is fun watching🙏🏽🙏🏽

  6. Aviii


    25 minuten geleden

    a lot of difficult words LoL

  7. Tebogo Lefophana

    Tebogo Lefophana

    26 minuten geleden

    youtube legend

  8. Steven Wronski

    Steven Wronski

    28 minuten geleden

    Hey Michael, great video! Can you make a follow-up on dealing with the ensuing existential crisis?

  9. Aviii


    33 minuten geleden

    love you man

  10. zachary white

    zachary white

    38 minuten geleden

    Thanks for the video m8

  11. Vyansya


    48 minuten geleden

    Im ONLY 20y/o, but I had the time growing up without cellphone and internet, and it feels normal. I read books, watching TV, playing with pets. To think that I couldnt live with my smartphone and internet now is surreal.

  12. Naved Hasan

    Naved Hasan

    53 minuten geleden

    *ab OvO syndrome?*

  13. Joel


    53 minuten geleden

    Playing video games all day is short short for sure.

  14. Jan Svoboda

    Jan Svoboda

    54 minuten geleden

    Theres this video of the columbine school shooters just doing normal stuff in school, it blew my mind how real they were.

  15. audioholic850


    59 minuten geleden

    I was so happy to see this video

  16. Lavanya Davluri

    Lavanya Davluri

    Uur geleden

    what kind of illusion is it when things I've been thinking about have been made into a video?

  17. TheBigOccasion


    Uur geleden

    What a way to get people to buy your merch. I respect it.

  18. Triumphator


    Uur geleden

    People have patient when they do videos but damn. This guy is patient in person

  19. Joel


    Uur geleden

    holy fuck, he's back.

  20. natalia garza

    natalia garza

    Uur geleden

    this man makes me rethink my entire life

  21. Sir Tko

    Sir Tko

    Uur geleden

    How many Times did V change his shirt??

  22. Eli's Garage

    Eli's Garage

    Uur geleden

    Anyone else notice how he wore like 6 different shirts? Thanks for the great video Michael!

  23. zackattack56


    Uur geleden

    Isn't exactly like today *sees the twin towers* lol

  24. TornadoX2


    Uur geleden

    Just confirm that you are Dream

  25. Traci Anglesey

    Traci Anglesey

    Uur geleden

    This video sums up things I have tried to explain for so long. Also explains contradictory things I have heard others say my whole life.

  26. TheRandom Man

    TheRandom Man

    Uur geleden


  27. Paarth Shukla

    Paarth Shukla

    Uur geleden

    He’s how to basic

  28. prehistoric orchid

    prehistoric orchid

    2 uur geleden

    it took him so long to make this video cause he had to regrow in beard lol wow I'm so glad to Michale again though lol.

  29. Scorch


    2 uur geleden

    Oi happy late birthday you legend, I’m sorry I am 2 days too late 😥

  30. Fosi94


    2 uur geleden

    My lord.

  31. jose20018


    2 uur geleden

    POV: You’re thinking of a Interesting Comment to get some Extra Subs

  32. Don Meyer

    Don Meyer

    2 uur geleden

    Alan Parsons Project said it best as I wondered 6 months ago if there would be another Vsauce Michael video.... "Who knows where we shall meet again If ever But time Keeps flowing like a river (on and on) To the sea, to the sea Till it's gone forever Gone forever Gone forever Forevermore Forevermore Forevermore" But Voila! He appears from the ether on his way to becoming a frontman for a ZZ Top cover band.

  33. Supahgeb


    2 uur geleden

    if you're looking for a sign to delete tik tok, this is it

  34. JHRR


    2 uur geleden

    istg this came out 2 days ago not 2 weeks ago

  35. Red Ecstatic

    Red Ecstatic

    2 uur geleden

    The changing music cracked me up, lol.

  36. Draxis32


    2 uur geleden

    When I was watching Vsauce back in 2011 there were no visible grey hairs in Michael's beard. According to his line of thought, I must be terribly old.

  37. Peter


    2 uur geleden

    This was so worth my 30 minutes

  38. Snatchyo Gato

    Snatchyo Gato

    2 uur geleden

    Who else watched this while trying to go to sleep?

  39. L B

    L B

    2 uur geleden

    That was enlightening. Wow I was called out too many times to count....

  40. tha Real Mike Zee

    tha Real Mike Zee

    2 uur geleden

    Wow you liked some CRAP music. "Semi-Charmed Life" is a work of art tho. It's about doing crystal meth! My cousin pointed that out. She's doing 8-20 in Ypsilanti. "Doing crystal meth will lift you up until you break!"

  41. debblez


    2 uur geleden

    Beardless Michael was the most disturbing thing I have seen in my life. It is just so wrong, like... michael has a beard, but that person- that THING doesn’t have a beard, and yet... it’s michael. A truly terrifying experience

  42. King Vilme

    King Vilme

    3 uur geleden

    About damn time

  43. Jason Luedtke

    Jason Luedtke

    3 uur geleden

    He is back

  44. Mr Awkward

    Mr Awkward

    3 uur geleden

    I could’ve sworn that this video was made a while ago...

  45. Wyatt Davenport

    Wyatt Davenport

    3 uur geleden

    What does it mean if you were already aware of your parents equally in being confused in life before this video or what if you already know your not the worlds main character. Does it mean that you already knew life isn’t as sweet and rose as it appears to most.

  46. stefen Music

    stefen Music

    3 uur geleden

    when the world needed him most, he returned

  47. HyperCynic


    3 uur geleden

    Wow I'm a dumbass, when the New York HD footage came on, I somehow forgot I already had NLcameras fullscreen and tried to fullscreen it again, only to pause the video and now leave this comment... Well, good one Michael.

  48. Digital Greaze

    Digital Greaze

    3 uur geleden

    Who's watching in 2022

  49. Rebeca Star

    Rebeca Star

    3 uur geleden

    I love Michael's videos because they feel exactly like the kind of things my mind wanders to at night and sometimes they lead to mini mental breakdowns. But like, the cool kind of mental breakdowns

  50. tigress63


    4 uur geleden

    OMG I always laugh like crazy when he does the thing about popping into the video from different angles - particularly below - like a jack in the box. I noticed this on a copycat video where a dude used the same thing every 20 seconds and I can't watch someone popping in like this anymore without laughing.

    • Ask to seduce Miss

      Ask to seduce Miss

      3 uur geleden

      Everything looks so good ???

  51. Sunny Rain

    Sunny Rain

    4 uur geleden

    I used to think that the polar express movie was live-action, and it used to scare me

    • Ask to seduce Miss

      Ask to seduce Miss

      3 uur geleden

      Your awesome?

  52. MoneyshotMonday


    4 uur geleden

    Doesn't even make sense that I have been watching Michael for 6 years, it seems like there is no way that much time has passed.

  53. Yazan


    4 uur geleden

    I already see what ur doing with the shirts to see if anyone remembers it

  54. lucid Dreams

    lucid Dreams

    4 uur geleden

    ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

    • Naved Hasan

      Naved Hasan

      51 minuut geleden


  55. Dan Slash

    Dan Slash

    4 uur geleden

    I feel like I'm drowning...

  56. Rajesh Kumar

    Rajesh Kumar

    4 uur geleden

    Hi Bryan Cranston.

  57. Rare Donut

    Rare Donut

    5 uur geleden

    Could it be possible to change both prospective and retrospective points of view to make every seconds or even years feel even longer to hypothetically make immortality without being truly immortal?

  58. Olly


    5 uur geleden

    How does he make these things...

  59. andres gonzalez

    andres gonzalez

    5 uur geleden

    fantastic content! the educational, personal and philosophycal value of it is inmense. thanks for it

  60. Douwe Dambrink

    Douwe Dambrink

    5 uur geleden

    I f’ing love this video

  61. Aimless


    5 uur geleden

    This must have taken a long time to make

  62. Matthew Garsha

    Matthew Garsha

    5 uur geleden

    OMG he got to meet Beakman!?

  63. Izel Ochoa-Read

    Izel Ochoa-Read

    5 uur geleden

    This is cursed. 0:10

  64. Val'sStuff


    5 uur geleden

    Yet time is just a mere illusion created by humans to have an idea what is happening at the moment so therefore time is not real but is.

  65. Nick Beyer

    Nick Beyer

    5 uur geleden

    I was just thinking about this a few days ago,than i see this video by vsauce.Why do things like that happen.I think they did a video on that subject as well just after i thought about it.The universe is weird but also fasinating,love Vsauce.

  66. SternYT Gaming

    SternYT Gaming

    5 uur geleden


  67. Mark Fisk

    Mark Fisk

    5 uur geleden

    When he spoke about short short time, i felt insanely incomplete in life

  68. Alek the kitty

    Alek the kitty

    5 uur geleden

    This felt like 10 minutes not 30 lol

  69. lookup the number

    lookup the number

    5 uur geleden

    vsause's dad kinda looks like the guy who shot john lennon

  70. Mac Cyborg

    Mac Cyborg

    5 uur geleden

    2:29 i guessed 2 minutes and 30 seconds. give me my pat on the back, thank you very much

  71. Evoke Spirit

    Evoke Spirit

    5 uur geleden

    Without memory you do not have time.

  72. 7thPiper


    5 uur geleden

    IDK man I could easily die with the credits the way things are going

  73. Vortex _User

    Vortex _User

    6 uur geleden

    Another animusic fan... they appear at random.

  74. Nate Solo

    Nate Solo

    6 uur geleden

    Imagine being Vsauce's 6th grade social studies classmate waiting for him to give a presentation on the history of the Aztec Empire, and the fiirst thing you hear is "Vsauce, Michael here."

  75. Lauren F.

    Lauren F.

    6 uur geleden

    This was a long term investment by michael

  76. Family Three

    Family Three

    6 uur geleden

    excellent happy new year man!

  77. donbdonbx


    6 uur geleden

    social acceleration...MEMES

  78. Emilio Del Pozo

    Emilio Del Pozo

    6 uur geleden

    If Vsauce and Christopher Nolan made a film together, it's meaning would never be discovered.

  79. Jonathan


    6 uur geleden

    Whats the brand of sweater youre wearing? I NEED to knowwwwwww

  80. Jonah Godwin

    Jonah Godwin

    6 uur geleden

    I move beyond that point when I was 9 I had crisis that led me to think of time more universally, admiring the universe, not myself not chasing after love only thinking about time and space, thinking about the future and the past realizing my life is so short compared to the universe’s. I came to the conclusion that life is temporary there is a larger scale, the universal scale, I think of time in this perspective

  81. Kelly Stith

    Kelly Stith

    6 uur geleden

    Wondering if I should have watched at 1.25 speed.

  82. Recluse Lord 666

    Recluse Lord 666

    6 uur geleden

    your the best friend i dont or will never meet or have had shit im depressed

  83. Ian Owens

    Ian Owens

    6 uur geleden

    Except for when I take over the world, then I really am the protagonist.

  84. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith

    6 uur geleden

    No there is is not such thing as the Queen of England in 2021, she is the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland. While also being the head of state for commonwealth relems including Australia, Canada, New Zealand (or Scotland in 2024) and British Overseas Terriotories or (Duke to) Crown Dependencies to name a few. But hey thats a theory, a democratic theory or purely symbolic, to restricted, to fully autocratic theory. Depending on which time frame you look at England or the Act of the Union of 1802 or Union of the crown during the regin Stuarts'. But hey I am no time lord, just a figment of your imagination.

  85. M A P L E

    M A P L E

    6 uur geleden

    Don’t ever shave that beautiful beard Michael!

  86. Hyper


    6 uur geleden

    you can easily spot the people that have or have not experienced the sonder effect by looking at how they treat retail workers

  87. Acura .Ignite

    Acura .Ignite

    6 uur geleden

    "You might not have the time of your life, but you will have more time, of your life" BARS

  88. Elliot Simonson

    Elliot Simonson

    7 uur geleden

    me pressing

  89. LextorCreeper 264

    LextorCreeper 264

    7 uur geleden

    time illusion in a nutsheel: 10 minutes in zoom class: litteral hour 10 minutes in faming: a minute To be honest i experience this very lot

  90. Typowo Nietypowe

    Typowo Nietypowe

    7 uur geleden

    I really wanted for moment to turn this clip off and switch to another just because I don't want to see no beard Michael

  91. Chooka Parker TV

    Chooka Parker TV

    7 uur geleden

    Thanks for uploading!! We were all waiting!

  92. K


    7 uur geleden

    Time does not exist not do dimensions. What we experience is the flow of life and dimensions... Well when you get closer to a "2D" game it just ends up being 3 dimensional anyways. There are no true 2 or 1 dimensional things in the universe. Even smaller particles will be found to contain even smaller ones yet.

  93. Noah


    7 uur geleden

    24:25 michael 'explains' that one can achieve 'salvation' by accelerating to infinitely 'fast'

  94. Meg Hancock

    Meg Hancock

    7 uur geleden

    my head hurts

  95. bilboswa666ins


    7 uur geleden

    The picture of the Asian man smiling is Herman Lee from Dragonforce. Time travel confirmed.

  96. Probably


    7 uur geleden

    Please don’t say you actually shaved

  97. Lhenndyn


    7 uur geleden

    It’s been a long tiiiiiiiiiiime

  98. Elliot Simonson

    Elliot Simonson

    7 uur geleden

    so THATS what took him 5 months to make this video, he grew his beard back.

  99. Son


    7 uur geleden

    I swear I gain five IQ points each time I watch a Vsauce video

  100. Lspaghet UwU

    Lspaghet UwU

    7 uur geleden