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 ALthe!)
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


  • Muz
    Muz2 orë më parë

    I'd argue this video is only made within one day and he has the absolute control of beard growth

  • Павел Слюнособакин
    Павел Слюнособакин2 orë më parë

    20:21 *pogchamp*

  • Evgenii Nalpin
    Evgenii Nalpin2 orë më parë

    Wow, this video made me feel something. Definetly worth waiting all this time for a proper Vsause video

  • Haritina Sakova
    Haritina Sakova2 orë më parë

    i wanna feel time

  • Christopher Rosenbalm
    Christopher Rosenbalm2 orë më parë

    Time is definitely going by faster for me..years are cruising by now where summer as a kid lasted forever

  • DKVoroi
    DKVoroi2 orë më parë

    -Hello, how are you? -I wait 130 days to grow a beard to make a video!!!

  • the noob warrior
    the noob warrior2 orë më parë

    When I watch VC sauce I always panik cuss it feels like the teacher explaining something imphrbrh

  • Chibi Cthulhu
    Chibi Cthulhu2 orë më parë

    It’s crazy how you can feel like something happened just the other day but also feel like a lifetime ago

  • EDyrby
    EDyrby2 orë më parë

    08-27-92 I was born. At some point I thought everything on television was animated/drawn. The very real people on tv was drawn. I thought the different of the lion king and a movie with Arnold was the skill of the artist. Arnold was not a person, but a drawing made by a skilled person.

  • the noob warrior
    the noob warrior2 orë më parë

    Finally the legend was been awoken from his slumber

  • Chibi Cthulhu
    Chibi Cthulhu2 orë më parë

    I’m just 21 but already I feel like those Childhood summer breaks lasted forever. And already each year seems to be shorter and shorter

  • Emma Gustafsson
    Emma Gustafsson2 orë më parë

    It took me 13 minutes to realise that he kept changing his shirts. I had to look back to see how many times it happend

  • DKVoroi
    DKVoroi2 orë më parë

    I invented time machine! Not this year.. next year!

  • Joey Leonhard
    Joey Leonhard2 orë më parë

    So....who's watching in 2021? Hahaha

  • Duck


    2 orë më parë

    oh did I get swooshed

  • Duck


    2 orë më parë

    Joey Leonhard this was made in 2021 so everyone

  • _stugR
    _stugR2 orë më parë

    i am scared for there is a floating head in the screen

  • DKVoroi
    DKVoroi2 orë më parë

    I watch Vsause since.... forever

  • Channel Dani
    Channel Dani2 orë më parë

    *Who's watching this in 2021?* lol Like if you get the video reference! Ha! ;)

  • Rahul Kashyap
    Rahul Kashyap2 orë më parë

    When you realize that there are people that would see among us and fall guys like we see Mario and Contra

  • Navajo Ninja
    Navajo Ninja2 orë më parë

    Its good that we dont remember EVERY single thing thats ever happened to us... that would be horrifying.

  • Jameel Watson
    Jameel Watson2 orë më parë

    You're still good at this

  • Duck
    Duck3 orë më parë

    he was wasnt uploading because he needed to grow that beard for 1 clip

  • Nic Trammell
    Nic Trammell3 orë më parë

    Millions of years haven't existed

  • Paul T
    Paul T3 orë më parë

    wow thats Beakman's World at the 4:20 mark. top right corner...... now i feel old

  • ́
    ́3 orë më parë

    A blessing from the recommendations

  • Ethan
    Ethan3 orë më parë

    24:30 just as well, anyone who stands still no longer needs to fear death because it is already upon us

  • Shivam Jaiswal
    Shivam Jaiswal3 orë më parë

    20:40 ahh, how much I missed this background track... ❤️

  • Pontus Elfgren
    Pontus Elfgren3 orë më parë

    Im watching this in 2025

  • Esteban De la Fuente
    Esteban De la Fuente3 orë më parë

    Great video

  • ViperZang
    ViperZang3 orë më parë

    Hey! Who's watching this in the present? 👋

  • DaiChi Dom
    DaiChi Dom3 orë më parë

    Unus Anus, Memento Mori

  • LVBBoi
    LVBBoi3 orë më parë

    Michael, I beg you to subtitle this I want to show this to my friends and they don't speak English.

  • pk
    pk3 orë më parë

    I also have this thing with places, other places, cities or country kinda feel dull and monotonous to me. I know they are just as lively as mine and people live there with their sorrows and joy, but can't shake of that feeling.

  • fxc2
    fxc23 orë më parë

    So that's why the time since the last Vsauce video feels like an eternity. Nope, it just was really that long.

  • Big Yeetus
    Big Yeetus3 orë më parë

    Thank you Micheal I’ll remember

  • anthony thompson
    anthony thompson3 orë më parë

    Thats what its like 4 u.u can't measure what it's like 4 others.u r talking about something u CAN'T understand because it is outside of our known/common vocabulary. I won't's not something u can theorize.u have to see/be told

  • Hugocraft
    Hugocraft3 orë më parë

    So I had to pull up timeanddate web site and figure out the exact day I was the same age as my mom and my dad when I was born and that is trippy. I took notes so that future me can see the numbers and dates without having to re-calculate it.

  • Jordan Munroe
    Jordan Munroe3 orë më parë

    One long/long experience that I have is meditation.

  • SadistFurret420
    SadistFurret4203 orë më parë

    this has given me crippling anxiety

  • ichigo pockey
    ichigo pockey3 orë më parë

    HE RETURNS! i couldn't be happier right now

  • Sizzle Bean
    Sizzle Bean3 orë më parë


  • Corod
    Corod3 orë më parë

    Watching this made me age like a destroyed Dorian Gray painting...

  • Karl George
    Karl George3 orë më parë

    Welcome back Michael. I've missed your videos.

  • EmilTorge
    EmilTorge3 orë më parë

    I think this is why meditation was born. "Not to have the time of your life but to have more time of your life" - 29:41

  • sspace
    sspace3 orë më parë

    Anyone watching in 2021?

  • Natalie Sierra
    Natalie Sierra3 orë më parë

    Airports. Remember those? Seems like it was only 2 hours ago that COVID closed down our borders.

  • Paulo Kehl
    Paulo Kehl3 orë më parë

    "Constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. *All that is solid melts into air*, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind." It seems some words from 170 years ago still resonate, despite everything that's changed...

  • connan
    connan3 orë më parë

    why did michael change sweaters?

  • Runnrest
    Runnrest3 orë më parë

    im actually considering just locking my self in my room randomizing all my clocks block out the out side and just produce a album while not being aware of the time. it would be very interesting

  • J Moak
    J Moak3 orë më parë

    Man this dudes vids are so good.

  • Steven Mallari
    Steven Mallari3 orë më parë

    He left for 5 months to grow his beard back. Michael is a legend.

  • Muri Rokcs
    Muri Rokcs3 orë më parë

    I did not want this video to ever end :( Love you Mike.

  • John C
    John C3 orë më parë

    Amazing! Thank you for making this.

  • Jordy Jords
    Jordy Jords3 orë më parë

    Can you explain tenet to me

  • MangleMan25
    MangleMan253 orë më parë

    Time does fly, huh? Felt like it was just the other day that Michael shaved his beard

  • forest true
    forest true3 orë më parë

    One of your best! 20 minutes in and it's a smooth transition into a pretty hardcore acknowledgement of our cultural progression into post-modernity

  • John Lee
    John Lee3 orë më parë

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  • The Captain
    The Captain3 orë më parë

    This is an interesting contrast between philosophical conservativism and progressivism

  • Felicia Bryant
    Felicia Bryant3 orë më parë

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    JAGERTHO3 orë më parë

    Maybe the next video won’t take 5 months.

    MONTESK MUSIC3 orë më parë

    V Sauce summed up: "You can't; except, you can.....*example*"

  • Lucky
    Lucky4 orë më parë

    Holy shit, Michael met Beakman

  • Rakshit Sharma
    Rakshit Sharma4 orë më parë

    Who's watching in 2011?

  • Marc Groefsema
    Marc Groefsema4 orë më parë

    That was about time

  • Bo Rinke
    Bo Rinke4 orë më parë

    What I got from this is that human society is accelerating towards one big sketch comedy act

  • G Nk
    G Nk4 orë më parë

    I just learned we are the same age.

  • Murshidi Hashim
    Murshidi Hashim4 orë më parë


  • Kevin B
    Kevin B4 orë më parë

    1986? You look 50

  • ꧁Aesthetics꧂
    ꧁Aesthetics꧂4 orë më parë

    Vsauce is doing big brain things, meanwhile my dumbass is sticking Cheerios on my fingernails.

  • B Bo
    B Bo4 orë më parë

    God i missed this man

  • MikeyBizzle4Shizzle
    MikeyBizzle4Shizzle4 orë më parë

    Thought your username was VERSACE for a sec I had to take another look 👀

  • Pete the Norwegian
    Pete the Norwegian4 orë më parë

    Hi, Computer Master.

  • Rrock Cj
    Rrock Cj4 orë më parë

    21:22 I missed that background track

  • Fluffyth3f0x
    Fluffyth3f0x4 orë më parë


  • George D
    George D4 orë më parë

    Please never shave again but keep the sweater collection.

  • Kevin Nelson
    Kevin Nelson4 orë më parë

    Who else watching in 2021?

  • Султанбек Арзыханов
    Султанбек Арзыханов4 orë më parë


  • Ryan Rides
    Ryan Rides4 orë më parë

    That last bit made me regret spending the time i had during my childhood on my phone

  • Artaum
    Artaum4 orë më parë

    The Chronocentric Illusion part hit hard.

  • MrSucc
    MrSucc4 orë më parë

    I wonder if he just took this long to make this video just to make the beard example.

  • usmcpanda
    usmcpanda4 orë më parë


  • Tom Kingston
    Tom Kingston4 orë më parë

    This is something that has always fascinated me, like when I was mother was born there was still full blown victorians walking about.

  • The Gaming Surgeon
    The Gaming Surgeon4 orë më parë

    hi 2025 fans

  • Nikki Vens
    Nikki Vens4 orë më parë

    A video made by a millennial for millennials:)

  • Chris Forest
    Chris Forest4 orë më parë

    Right, I'm gonna play the long game here... who's watching this in 2031?

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  • Mike B
    Mike B4 orë më parë

    Past and future, ever blending, Are the twin sides of same page: New start will begin with ending When you know to learn from age; All that was or be tomorrow We have in the present, too; But what's vain and futile sorrow You must think and ask of you;

  • CheeZy
    CheeZy4 orë më parë

  • Gabriel Igovich
    Gabriel Igovich4 orë më parë

    Does someone know where I can find a playlist of the audionetwork music in this video pleaseee

  • josorr
    josorr4 orë më parë

    Anyone watching in 2024?

  • Xi Jinping stand name: Winnie 19

    Xi Jinping stand name: Winnie 19

    4 orë më parë


  • Haden's Big Fat Clip Stackaroonies
    Haden's Big Fat Clip Stackaroonies4 orë më parë

    This was one existential crisis I was glad to experience

  • 5HAH33R
    5HAH33R4 orë më parë

    I only remember the cowboy music after absorbing all this info- Should i be worried?

  • Rod Weiler
    Rod Weiler4 orë më parë

    Did you make this video to help us better reflect on the passage of time whenever we think "Finally! It's been years since Vsauce last uploaded," Michael?

  • RobStudio
    RobStudio4 orë më parë

    more like a Return of a Sellout

  • MyDude
    MyDude4 orë më parë

    seeing him without a beard is unsettling

  • Noodle shop
    Noodle shop4 orë më parë

    im confused

  • Jeewanjot Singh
    Jeewanjot Singh4 orë më parë

    Michael is back.... "and as always thanks for bringing cool stuff"

  • Nom
    Nom4 orë më parë

    Maybe next time turn up the music a bit more, I could still barely understand you in this one. /kappa But seriously, trying to follow your voice when you throw around scientific terms and talk about a fairly complex topic is hard enough as it is, the loud music was fairly distracting.

  • Chocomil
    Chocomil4 orë më parë

    This video felt very much like what I felt on acid

  • Person Person
    Person Person4 orë më parë

    We all think we're smart until we watch vsause

  • The ZachSinister
    The ZachSinister4 orë më parë

    Plot twist, this vid was made in 2011, his beard is fake and it was all planned.

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