Illusions of Time

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Wilson score: 0.9933

Rating: 4.9741 / 5

Engagement: 0.0783%


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Shared January 8, 2021

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1896 snowball fight:

Prospective and retrospective timing:

ISOLATION - Mind Field:
(every episode of Mind Field is free to watch on YouTube!)

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

'cats in pot' sweatshirt from
sweatshirt worn at the very end was designed by Martcellia Liunic

Solar Sands

The return of the king.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 119,074

Mark Morton

Michael is ridiculously gifted at presenting and explaining. He's an educational treasure.

1 week ago | [YT] | 935


therapist: shaved michael can't hurt you he isn't real

shaved michael:

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 1,052

A Person on the Internet

Vsauce is like that one teacher everyone likes and listens to

1 week ago | [YT] | 379

Spencer Hart

Doctor: "Your baby boy is beautiful."

Michael, fresh out of the womb: "But first, what IS beautiful?"

4 days ago | [YT] | 174


Don't even need to hit the bell, Youtube just knows everyone needs to see this video by default

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 32,295


Imagine people being able to see this hundreds of years in the future and feeling the same way we do now.

1 week ago | [YT] | 540

Super Hans ✅

Only person who looks 20 years younger with a beard

1 day ago | [YT] | 20

Afrocentric X

It's saddening he didn't explain why time accelerates when I go to sleep.

1 week ago | [YT] | 260


This guy is the definition of "Sir, this is a Wendy's"

1 week ago | [YT] | 113

CHM Tech

Ludopsychohyperchronoentropia - the distance in time between two consecutive Vsauce videos

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 19,554

Chunky Moe

A grave marker once seen:

As you are now, laughing and living, I once was.
As I am now, rotting and still, you will soon be.

4 days ago | [YT] | 50

Dan R

40 years later
People: Look at this man talking about the past when he's the past

3 days ago | [YT] | 47

Eddie LR Fela

7:41 "Hitler died in 1945,and the iconic Looney Tunes cartoon Wabbit Twouvle was released in 1941.Therefore,it is possible Hitler saw the original Big Chungus"

3 days ago (edited) | [YT] | 36


Sitting and being conscious about the passage of time makes me incredibly anxious and sad...

1 day ago | [YT] | 6

Taifun TV

This video took so long to make because he needed his beard to grow

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 35,691

Jaisuriya R

Give some time for my brain to process the sentences you're saying.

1 week ago | [YT] | 61

Jungo Durban

The stuff Michael here is talking about is the type of stuff I think about constantly that I can’t put words together to exclaim

1 week ago | [YT] | 37

Brandon Ijames

I feel like this is one of the most influential vsauce videos he's ever made. It's just not timely yet. I get the feeling this video will age very well moving forward into a future full of ever expanding complexity and novelty. I haven't fully digested the concepts behind this video yet, and I feel like it is more difficult than any other vsauce video to apply to life. Good video though, and enjoyable to the ears and brain 🧠🧠

1 week ago | [YT] | 32



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