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 USlikes!)
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. Blazing King

    Blazing KingMinute ago

    Hey tomato sauce, tomato here!! XD

  2. lesROKnoobz

    lesROKnoobz6 minutes ago

    Brother you're only 9 years older than me. You've been doing this USlikes thing since you were in your twenties? what the ever loving hell. You're so smart / talented. can't imagine doing such things as a twenty anything. or a thirty for that matter

  3. Sofia Keefe

    Sofia Keefe8 minutes ago

    Why do I mix up dreams with reality tho

  4. dementionalpotato

    dementionalpotato10 minutes ago

    “Micheal without a beard doesn’t exist, he cant hurt you” Micheal without a beard:

  5. Der3k G

    Der3k G13 minutes ago

    About to make me rethink my whole life right now

  6. TheBehnny

    TheBehnny18 minutes ago

    More entertaining than any TV show


    RICK GRIMES19 minutes ago


  8. Avatar Aang

    Avatar Aang19 minutes ago

    Me : Comments *The Return Of The King* Some Verified Person : **Comments The Same Thing** Me : ಠ︵ಠ ಠಿヮಠ (༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ) (༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ) ༎ຶ‿༎ຶ

  9. Mo_cardio

    Mo_cardio21 minute ago

    Anyone watching early 2021?

  10. Mike LaPointe

    Mike LaPointe23 minutes ago

    When he asked how many holes does a straw have..I never recovered.

  11. PSn 505

    PSn 50529 minutes ago

    27:35, who also relate?

  12. peedy pxblo

    peedy pxblo33 minutes ago

    This is basically an explanation of the movie TENET.

  13. PSn 505

    PSn 50542 minutes ago

    That Pipe Dream vid.. I always thought it was real, damn..

  14. Dustin Citrone

    Dustin Citrone42 minutes ago

    @0:01 I just came.

  15. Robert Nash

    Robert Nash45 minutes ago

    My dad would always tell me the present is coming and then tell me it was in the past. Always blew my mind as a kid. Guess that's why I'm here, watching this video, now, in the present. At least it used to be the present :(

  16. Mitschcrafter

    Mitschcrafter46 minutes ago

    i watched this and just left 90% into the video and came back a week later. now it feels like ages and iam confused to what he is talking about.

  17. Itz_Lily Gacha

    Itz_Lily Gacha47 minutes ago

    I just finished watching Solar Sands' video. I go to watch Vsauce. I see Solar Sands in the comments. I think it's a spooky coincidence. Vsauce has a video about spooky coincidences. *The coincidence to the coincidence.*

  18. Beans and rice

    Beans and rice51 minute ago

    "it will happen to YOU!" -Abraham Simpson

  19. Seeno

    Seeno52 minutes ago


  20. Omar Perez

    Omar PerezHour ago

    Amazing vid wow! Finally! Great job michael!

  21. GameWithAdam

    GameWithAdamHour ago

    Hey Vsauce Mark here.

  22. Gold Pixel Gaming

    Gold Pixel GamingHour ago

    26:44 actually I built my PC

  23. singer M

    singer MHour ago

    Anyone watching in 1974?

  24. Avery St. Clair

    Avery St. ClairHour ago

    He's creepier with the beard. No, I mean without the beard. No, no, it's WITH the beard. Wait a minute...

  25. Kuldeep Deka

    Kuldeep DekaHour ago

    This video was a short long type ❤️

  26. Karhu

    KarhuHour ago

    *How do we remember you after 50 years ?*

  27. Gia Harton

    Gia HartonHour ago

    My theory is that we started working, thus felt longer while only remembering all the fun things from before. We are keep repeating dealing n chasing after client & deadline - Thus we tend to find the time go by so fast.

  28. Fatima

    FatimaHour ago

    wait that's what Melanie Martinez said... "Times's an illusion, if you just remove it."

  29. Rich Dobbs

    Rich DobbsHour ago

    It is really freaky to think that I've been alive for 25% of the existance of the USA!

  30. Piristron

    PiristronHour ago

    Who's watching this in 2021?


    THE ASSMANHour ago

    His last speech is just asking us to watch more youtube

  32. Omer

    OmerHour ago


  33. Why_tho886

    Why_tho886Hour ago

    He knows exactly what he did to half of us and he doesnt feel bad

  34. Karlstens

    KarlstensHour ago

    I remember going to school before the internet. Thanks goodness I had Encarta 95 to do my assignments with.

  35. Erfan Hoseini

    Erfan HoseiniHour ago

    Who else cried at the end?

  36. Isaiah Perez

    Isaiah PerezHour ago

    I've been thinking about this for a while you proved every point I was thinking of I was waiting for this video too

  37. Guco

    Guco2 hours ago

    it has only been a minute to the video and i have to put some effort to understand what the fuck is going on.

  38. tdg712

    tdg7122 hours ago

    Thanks I'm having an existential crisis

  39. David Ville

    David Ville2 hours ago

    Wow you and I were born on the same year (don't know the month), and I always thought you were way older than me, but if you think about it, Since I've only see you on pre-recorded videos chances are every time I've seen you, you were actually younger than me.

  40. Sammy

    Sammy2 hours ago

    Chronosonder! I love that word, I've been thinking about this for a few months now. Like we're alive so we're somehow better than dead people? is that a messed up thought?

  41. Calvissuperman

    Calvissuperman2 hours ago

    Yo, who's here???

  42. Axolotl

    Axolotl2 hours ago

    The way this dude talks, it get your interest.

  43. Porkus Morris

    Porkus Morris2 hours ago

    Who else misses Mind Field? Most USlikes Originals are bad but man I loved that one.

  44. ProxyDoug

    ProxyDoug2 hours ago

    Weird thinking I'm not that much younger than Michael, I was about his age on that photo with Beakman when Beakman's World was airing here.

  45. dazaimaru

    dazaimaru2 hours ago

    Ah, what a delicious dose of existentialism during these late hours of the day 🙃

  46. T Town

    T Town2 hours ago

    So basically what I took away from this video is I need to watch a bunch of mind numbing media until I get to see a new vid from Michael. Love your content bro. 🤯

  47. Matthew McGourty

    Matthew McGourty2 hours ago

    21:23 I was waiting for it

  48. Drop Therapy

    Drop Therapy2 hours ago

    What the fuck did I just see

  49. Frankice

    Frankice2 hours ago

    "Be bored; Miss out; Fall behind; Feel time passing; Lose track of time while experiencing only what your body can alone. You might not have the time of your life, but you will have more time of your life" - Michael Stevens, Vsauce 2021 Amazing quote

  50. Darell Carter

    Darell Carter2 hours ago

    That was exactly what I need thank you for that! Time to make time for time! ✌🏿

  51. David10 More

    David10 More2 hours ago

    did he make the beard after and the non-beard was pre-recodred before?

  52. Kapten

    Kapten2 hours ago

    Hold up this video isn’t 6 years old. It’s a week.

  53. seriouscatman

    seriouscatman2 hours ago

    Does this mean that People of tomorrow will look at Michael as people of today look at Carl Sagan?

  54. Avery D

    Avery D2 hours ago

    So I guess the deal is Michael posts a video every six months that makes me question my life until the next video comes out and the cycle continues

  55. Alex Perez

    Alex Perez2 hours ago


  56. ibuprofen303

    ibuprofen3032 hours ago


  57. Nat Rungpeng

    Nat Rungpeng2 hours ago

    It is like when you travel to a far away place and it feels like forever to reach the destination. But when it comes to return home? It is as quick as light.

  58. Niko K

    Niko K2 hours ago

    greatest teacher ever

  59. Slingo Bobingo

    Slingo Bobingo2 hours ago

    26:37 Me surfin USlikes at 1am

  60. Nourii

    Nourii3 hours ago

    there would be a moment that michael upload his last video

  61. BeastModeNL

    BeastModeNL3 hours ago

    Infinity is being shown by 2 rods on a clock weird isn’t it?

  62. Parshv Patel

    Parshv Patel3 hours ago

    Time will stop when I will fall asleep

  63. Ray Herring

    Ray Herring3 hours ago

    ... I had the opposite, my childhood flew by without me really even remembering it, but as I got older (20s and older), time seems to move so much faster :(

  64. BeastModeNL

    BeastModeNL3 hours ago

    He is finnaly back

  65. arthrogamer

    arthrogamer3 hours ago

    Christopher Nolan wants to know your location

  66. Collie's Studio

    Collie's Studio3 hours ago

    2021: Vsauce: comes back Bill Wurtz: comes back Oh muy god 2021 is getting better

  67. XU LILY

    XU LILY3 hours ago

    Someone told me to stand facing the wall until they say stop (which was 5 minutes later). They were expecting I felt like 15 minutes, but I counted to 300.

  68. Cheryl Birdsong-Juneau

    Cheryl Birdsong-Juneau3 hours ago

    It has been too long since I have watched a Vsauce video.

  69. Darren Hodgkiss

    Darren Hodgkiss3 hours ago

    The open laundry ganguly pick because hand summatively poke apud a sulky witness. wealthy, belligerent blowgun

  70. Paul E

    Paul E3 hours ago

    2:26 ???????????????????? No

  71. onenickelmiracle

    onenickelmiracle3 hours ago

    I'm this much older now 4,409,959 views than then 4,408,338 views and this much older when I finally posted this 4,410,271 views.

  72. onenickelmiracle

    onenickelmiracle2 hours ago

    And now when I'm eating raisin bran 4,413,656 views. This video is long, it's really not that new to me, and kind of boring and pointless things I already know.

  73. onenickelmiracle

    onenickelmiracle3 hours ago

    Then first 4,411,577 views by the time I got done doing a lot of nonsense flipping around doing God knows what on this site and that and cooking up some Brussel sprouts.

  74. Society

    Society3 hours ago

    soooo anyone watching now?

  75. Erin Yamada

    Erin Yamada3 hours ago


  76. Painted Marc

    Painted Marc3 hours ago

    So THATS why he hasn't made a video in a while...

  77. The Book Of Wisdom

    The Book Of Wisdom3 hours ago

    Michael solve the problem of state governing system which is the best from the existing system if they are no-go invent and represent new one to us.

  78. J M

    J M3 hours ago

    I imagine people did feel less like *the* main character in the past, when community was more important and people felt more connected to the earth and their ancestors. I want to adopt that kind of mindset--even if I do love "you're the main character in a coming of age film" playlists

  79. Austin Harding

    Austin Harding4 hours ago

    talk about one of the rarest phenomenon that exists in the physical universe. There are Actually many records of it occurring, but compared to other phenomenon, are of the rarest, even rarer then bilocation.... time slips. Yes it is a real phenomenon, but is as mysterious to us as ball lighting was 100 years ago. there are 2 books that i have found that are recounts of such an experience during a time slip, one is called "An Adventure" or "The Adventure" by 2 scholars written 120 years ago give or take, another is one that was jus recently translated into English called "Chronicles from the Future" also originally written 100 years ago, the latter of which completely changed my view of the world

  80. Austin Harding

    Austin Harding4 hours ago

    in other words, watching this video was a huge waste of my time?

  81. bart mcdougall

    bart mcdougall4 hours ago

    Am 32 and lived in 5 decides

  82. Braulio Ortiz

    Braulio Ortiz4 hours ago

    Crazy how I need to do something to kill time and this came my way. Now that I watched this 30 minute video it feels like it took so long to finish but now that I gatta go somewhere will it feel like a small part of my time of day. But I’ll probably remember it since I went the whole day doing nothing waiting for my soccer game. What book was he reading there ? Might need to get it.

  83. Austin Harding

    Austin Harding4 hours ago

    That book full of post it notes, i love it😄

  84. Yasha Zare

    Yasha Zare4 hours ago


  85. ctrlaltbean

    ctrlaltbean4 hours ago

    VSauce is honestly the greatest of USlikes.. BRB internet.

  86. Austin Harding

    Austin Harding4 hours ago

    funny how these were things i always thought about an had come to this same conclusion maybe 3 to 5 years ago

  87. Austin Harding

    Austin Harding4 hours ago

    16.00 sounds mor like egocentrism to me

  88. Choochirilla

    Choochirilla4 hours ago

    My brain is burning omg it hurts

  89. Connor Thompson

    Connor Thompson4 hours ago

    Why does boiling macaroni water foam up when the lid is on but not when it's off? Please do a video on this very interesting topic.

  90. G M

    G M4 hours ago

    Here’s what’s most shocking to me. Everything we have now; all of the technology and knowledge and everything we have built and learned - all of it. That is The only thing that sets us apart from people, say, 100 years ago. Or 1,000 years ago. Or even 10,000 years ago. We’re just human beings. If all of our technology and tangible things were removed, we’d be nothing more than prehistoric human beings. “Modern times” is nothing but a label we use to define what we perceive to be an unprecedented advanced time in human history. But the truth is, as humans, we are no more advanced than hundreds of generations ago. We have collected, slowly, all of the knowledge and all of the things necessary to exist in “the modern world” today. Imagine the butterfly effect. What if one single event or one single breakthrough in history never happened? Is there a “thing” that occurred that set us on the path to end up with advanced technology today? What if that one thing didn’t happen? Well, none of us would exist. But, that’s not to say nobody would exist. There could be still, to this very day, a bunch of nomadic prehistoric humans roaming the Earth. We might not have developed animal husbandry or farming or any of that. We could very well still be savages not far removed from what we refer to as animals. We could very well just be a bunch of animals... It’s all a matter of perspective, eh? As is the basis of this video. :)

  91. Vontux

    Vontux4 hours ago

    Its fitting that this video about perception of time and the past feels la lot like an old school VSauce video. I like it.

  92. Leo Fitz_Lad

    Leo Fitz_Lad4 hours ago

    Not joking i don't know what I had for breakfast my memory sucks nothing ever happens yesterday felt like my 11th bday not a metaphor (I'm 14)

  93. Manos Ads

    Manos Ads4 hours ago

    I feel old...

  94. Ai REI

    Ai REI4 hours ago

    uhm, Pls stop

  95. Rodrick Crichton

    Rodrick Crichton4 hours ago

    My mind: Wtf is he talking about

  96. halcyon510

    halcyon5105 hours ago

    Existential crisis activated.

  97. Kenneth Amanyangole

    Kenneth Amanyangole5 hours ago

    why were you in isolation

  98. Vince Collins

    Vince Collins5 hours ago

    age 50 to age 60 takes about 10 seconds............

  99. Filiph Sandberg

    Filiph Sandberg5 hours ago

    A masterpiece! So interesting!

  100. Scotty Troxell

    Scotty Troxell5 hours ago

    Would've been funnier if he said Uranus will always be gassy, instead of Jupiter.

  101. Citrus

    Citrus5 hours ago

    These are literally my 3am thoughts

  102. JaGuaR

    JaGuaR6 hours ago

    I always think 90's ended 10 years ago