The Future Of Reasoning
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The extended mind thesis:
MinuteEarth video on how greenhouse gasses work:
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"The Enigma of Reason" by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber:
"Do You Know Yourself?" Mind Field S1E8
Jonathan Haidt's famous "emotional dog" paper about moral reasoning:
Cognitive Niche:,cause%2Dand%2Deffect%20reasoning%20and
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  • fork runner
    fork runner

    Good video, I just would have preferred if there wasn’t as much you sitting and talking to us. It kinda became distracting and apparent when nothing was really happening visually so the camera slowly zoomed in on you talking. It could have used more animations or something, idk

  • Michael Shtolts
    Michael Shtolts

    Vsauce music is the best elevator music

  • Sean McOwen
    Sean McOwen

    I wonder if Michael has ever had DMT...

  • weird Amongus channel
    weird Amongus channel

    Hey vsauce thats nice

  • future hope
    future hope

    It is reasonable to state that multiculturalism is not a strength. It is reasonable to be suspicious of bill gates motives.

    • future hope
      future hope

      @Don'tSpikeMyDrink Racist, a word invented by Leon Trotsky, born bronstein in new York to enable the murder of millions. Keep using that lazy idiotic slur, it dilutes everytime it is used as a blunt force opinion smasher till no one cares, cheerio for the compliment.

    • Don'tSpikeMyDrink

      shut up racist. Diversity is our strength

  • Krishna Vats
    Krishna Vats

    i consider you as one of my gurus.

  • Music4You


  • Lanoi Siyomit
    Lanoi Siyomit

    Is it just me or every time he says intuition the music goes all jazz like

  • Tonio9606

    I guess you can say Vsauce lost his mind

  • Iqmal Nazlan
    Iqmal Nazlan

    Screw TedTalks, we need a MichaelTalk convention once a year

  • dietteriffic

    We really need more videos from vsauce :(

  • Mikael Eriksson
    Mikael Eriksson

    26:40 look at the Chauvin trial. Jurors come in with purpose not neutral. Lottocracy sounds terrifying.

    • Don'tSpikeMyDrink

      He is guilty and deserves everything coming to him

  • Jude Abel Jangnap
    Jude Abel Jangnap

    The Only Need We Need To Know Or Reason Is The Fact That We Are All One Mind One Structure Made Of The Same Parts Configured In Different Ways Why Do U think Is Like That In Order To Still Interact With Us, What If We Not Just Reason But We Are Reasons🤔

  • Pravesh Gupta
    Pravesh Gupta

    He opens mind barriers. Is it covid times or I have become mad. Idk. I ll reason maybe.

  • fxces

    is it me or does it look like vsauce moves at the 1.5x playback speed sometimes in all his videos lmfao

  • Josh Brady
    Josh Brady

    Grab your popcorn babe new vsauce just dropped

  • Adventure With AhM
    Adventure With AhM

    H E Y V S A U C E M I C H A E L H E R E

  • Edward Braunhut
    Edward Braunhut

    relativism. I'd watch the whole video if there was someone to talk to about it with afterwards :_ (

  • M B
    M B

    I love it when Michael goes viral. He is really smart and deserves the attention. Always posts the best content on youtube.

  • Niyanta Sarkar
    Niyanta Sarkar

    You see him, you click, 2 minutes gone, you see the time out of regular habit of not watching any video more than 5 minutes! You are like 30 fucking minutes to this video!! Then you continue watching, after every 8 minutes, you pause the video because what he is saying has stuck in your head, you want to think more, harder, then midway of thinking you click to resume the video..repeat the same process and then you come to conclusion that this video will be a history, lottocracy is a good idea, rest I don't remember.

  • Master Necro
    Master Necro

    We choose juries by "random" and lawyers weed out jurors to have more favorable ones on the bench to win cases. Also those jurors are given a crash course of of the law, usually by the prosecutor, so the jurors know enough about the laws in question to come to a reasonable conclusion based on the evidence provided. The average person does not know the ins and outs of every law out there. Likewise the average person does not know enough about the science of weather patterns or how pollution effects it to be the ones to decide what to do about climate change. The average person does not know the psychology of how to treat mental illness to decide laws that effect those that suffer from mental illness. Do you want random people to make decisions about our future? Or would you rather have a collective of experts to make some of those decisions?

  • Borislimbas

    This ABC Burger sounds good tbh

  • Insomaniac

    who are the experts in the lottocracy- who controls the essential functions of government. Lottocracy is a nice thought experiment but the unelected power remains

  • Ryan Robot
    Ryan Robot

    An important step towards making the world better would also be if we could foster the same love of learing and social responsibility that they had in Athens.

  • Jordan Lee
    Jordan Lee

    Your greatest and probably most important video. I hope this message reverberates throughout our story and far in to the future.

  • One_Pun_Man

    This man has looked exactly the same for the last 10 years lol.

  • Judy Ann Obra
    Judy Ann Obra

    Youre howtobasic

  • AnnoyingMoose

    A society that governs itself not by electing individuals or groups but by making ordinary citizens serve on a committee like a jury?!? As a script writer I have to say that this is a GREAT idea...for a movie!!

  • CheeseBirds

    I just dont know

  • JoelRiter

    Well, as a human being I feel fine subbing from vsauce for their collaboration with the Gates foundation. Kinda goes against the goals of art and science... Also just being a basic human being.

  • Benjamin Heasly
    Benjamin Heasly

    Spock didn't have to be right, he just had to convince Kirk.

  • Romidla

    As far my favorite!

  • Ash Samuel
    Ash Samuel

    I wish you and I were friends Michael.

  • Kevin Garcia
    Kevin Garcia

    v sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tim Qiu
    Tim Qiu

    One of the OG educational youtubers. Never lost his style, yet never fell into stagnancy. Content only got better with time. Thanks for teaching us all where "proper teachers" failed bigtime.

  • Jelique Edward
    Jelique Edward

    So Micheal takes ayahuasca a while back, probably cracked his third eye juuust enough, and has now gotten to the point where he realizes that the mind goes beyond just the brain. Nice 🤔

  • zlodeymk

    Wow. I've chugged all of this and this is amazing. Michael has a very very high IQ. I'm happy to be able to relive his levels of understanding. UPD: FINISHED GOD THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING PIECE OF THOUGHT

  • Brandon Latchman
    Brandon Latchman

    lol image Michael goes spiritual

  • Lako Zor
    Lako Zor

    EPic! Love from Grece.

  • CasT Foolish
    CasT Foolish

    Nobody: My tinder bio: 00:40

  • Jack

    watched this half asleep and helped me take a 3 hour nap, very swag

  • Jfkat 4703
    Jfkat 4703

    society is one giant bee hive

  • Denis Parfilko
    Denis Parfilko

    You know it's a Bruh Moment when Bill Gates says "Big Media Bad"

  • Maksym Tarnowski
    Maksym Tarnowski

    I love how he intentionally feeds the Vsouce out of context content creators

  • Awesome Data
    Awesome Data

    This was an excellent video -- Thanks so much for it. -- I've never even heard of a "lottocracy" mentioned mainstream until now. However, given the "jelly beans in a jar" example plus social reasoning, it makes incredible sense for a government like this. D:

  • Fallen Creed
    Fallen Creed


  • Jerwinskates

    The world is not a logic puzzle but it helps to have the understanding of what logic is. That introduction looked like you were trying to passively incorporate politics in your video.

  • Collyn Christopher Brenner
    Collyn Christopher Brenner

    Group deliberation sounds like a great idea until everyone starts thinking the same way due to pathological reasoning (Group Think) - which can happen quite easily if we unite based on what we hate as a knee-jerk reaction and never apply critical thought (or common sense) to what we've done, aka, take up responsibility. This not to mention the motivating factors to preserve one's public reputation which sacrifices good reasoning for short-term gain instead of long-term, which are self-concerned and not group-concerned. I like what Michal presents and I've learned from him, however, he also brings up something that many intellectuals are getting at which renders them to the same problem mentioned at the beginning of the video: that we don't know the full extent of the consequences of our actions and probably never will be able to. I feel as though the reasoning used in this video gives too much of a justification for emotional reasoning instead of logical reasoning. No, the world isn't a logic puzzle, but you need both logic and empathy in their respective areas integrated with each other properly so that we can succeed in the long-term, and I believe this starts with listening to Jesus's words which is the best news we could hope for. We should never think we have it all figured out because we can't. We are ultimately powerless as to the future of humanity because of our sin. We need someone to save us from that first.

  • Joshua Hansen
    Joshua Hansen

    They may say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one. Perhaps one day they will join us. And world will live as one.

  • julien hendrickx
    julien hendrickx

    it's funny how the fench intellectual Etienne Chourd is trying to popularize this idea of lottocracy in France for years now but is cencored by leftist acusing him of alt-right position.

  • J R C
    J R C

    This makes me question everything

  • Geekspeak10

    If u talk about abolishing cows I’m out

  • Ben Green
    Ben Green

    Fun anecdote: I used the fact that the average of the guesses on the number of jelly beans in a jar tends to be better than any of the guesses themselves to win a jar of jelly beans. The guesses were not hidden, so I eliminated outliers and averaged the rest. This value was off by 3 beans.

  • Megan Combs
    Megan Combs

    i would guess 0 for the jellybeans jar so, good luck with your crowd wisdom!

  • Kahlin Walker
    Kahlin Walker

    Lottocracy sounds awesome, but it seems it would take a miracle to suggest, let alone establish such a government.

  • Butcher

    Please do a video about housing expansion and moving people from neighborhoods to cities and countries. Do people move to the north or south with a miniature research? I would love to watch your explanation

    • asioe kiou
      asioe kiou

      Of course someone is looking at someone married. But for another reason. There is no way to position these 3 lads in a way that everyone can only see one person.

  • Sean

    My dream was always that we reduced the workweek to 4 days and the fifth day is Democracy Day, where folks gather to discuss ideas and current events.

  • ohno

    Oh darn, Bill “Epstein Flight Logs” Gates has corrupted poor Vsauce, there is an imposer amoogus

    • Don'tSpikeMyDrink


  • Deirdre Kylie
    Deirdre Kylie

    It's very hard to reason about and absorb such fascinating and sophisticated information about hyper objects and reason while a presenter carries on in such an overexcited manner. Give the audience credit - we're interested enough to watch in the first place. It's not necessary to keep our monkey-derived brains captivated with monkey like hyperactive presentations. This interesting video works against itself with this condescending presentation style. Jingling the shiny keys too much keeps us from actually looking at the keys. I think we who are interested in topics like reasoning and the complexity of contemporary society and hyperobjects needn't that much help staying interested. This is a fascinating subject so I still give a thumbs up. I wish there was a calm, no background music version so my logic and reason could stay better engaged.

  • Insanityltself

    He didnt ask me where my fingers were but its close enough.

  • suburbans nation
    suburbans nation

    Once you involved that bastard BILL GATES; I STOPPED WATCHING YOUR VIDEOS !!! YOu capitalist bastard !

  • Colm Whelan
    Colm Whelan

    What was the epic guitar riff?

  • Tiget

    To anyone watching this in the future: *I am telling you that there was a global pandemic in the years 2020-2021* *Or was there?*

  • Ali Elmoussa
    Ali Elmoussa

    his introduction "hey, vsauce" bothers me alot. hes a cool guy tho

  • Clay

    My source? It came to me in a dream

  • Terry

    I love abc burgers their hot dogs are really great

  • Oliver Quinn
    Oliver Quinn

    It all comes down to typography 23:50 🤦‍♂️

  • PiGeOn_ThE_bRiT

    hey, let me know if you're watching this in say, 5 years time

  • Anon Anon
    Anon Anon

    Of course someone is looking at someone married. But for another reason. There is no way to position these 3 lads in a way that everyone can only see one person.

    • Anon Anon
      Anon Anon

      @Sarah Neil good point

    • Sarah Neil
      Sarah Neil

      I mean, you could put Peter in the back of a room and put a small window/hole on the other end. Mary looks through the window and sees Peter, and Paul is looking at Mary from the side and is unable to see into the room

  • Activehamster

    16.9m subscribers. Now micheal is officially a cool kid 😎

  • Jacob Cunningham-Bell
    Jacob Cunningham-Bell

    Our great filter will be our deficit in true spirituality, or connection with the divine

  • Just Some Guy with a Mustache
    Just Some Guy with a Mustache

    Vsauce : Everything i say in my videos is TRUE....... ............or is it?! (dramatically lift eyebrows)

  • IronMonkeyPimp

    anyone know what watch he is wearing ?

  • nikOLAS1322

    You ignore the dimension of politics! You miss a fundamental distinction. Reasoning about the natural world is different than reasoning about a social issue. The first can be scientific and the second is subjective and political by nature.

  • Profile Chech
    Profile Chech

    There is a problem with wisdom of a crowd: they also need to know subject well, not just random it

  • ElsYT

    That intro was perfectly smooth. Jumping in at the start of the first beat bump (speaking of syncronization).

  • deli meat
    deli meat

    yay,,,, with t e e t h

  • eladentopistevo

    UBER awesome!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Really

  • Fabian Akbar Nugraha
    Fabian Akbar Nugraha

    The future of reasoning is that it will become the next great filter, not our chaotic economy, not the state of the government, not even the state of our planet, but our own human psyche. The great filter almost feels like a rite of passage into adulthood. When we think of becoming an adult we often think about responsibilities, relationships, copulation, when it almost feels like a huge test. For the past few years you've been through as a child you've accumulated many knowledge and gone through many experience that will eventually solidify you as a "person" in adulthood, but not without passing through a FILTER. What that filter is can vary from one person to another but it mostly boils down to facing your worst enemy, yourself. When a child is pointed out a major flaw about themselves they often choose to ignore it or flat out deny it. An adult will come face to face with their flaw and either fix it or use it to their advantage, forwarding their status from child to adult. They've made it past the FILTER. The human has many built in features that helps them survive and will eventually serve as their own filter. Reasoning is the an evolutionary advancement to cope with human's (then) biggest problem, another human. Reasoning allows multiple highly intelligent species to coexist. But most coping mechanisms don't last long and eventually become another big source of problem. We've become biased, from being used to tie us together, reasoning evolved to turn us more individualistic than ever. The media was made to tie more people together than ever before, the internet is no different. And just like how media evolved to become a source to spread people's individualism (different brands, companies, etc), the internet went from a source for many people to seek answers to a place where many individuals to share their own biased answers. So we've established that reasoning is the great filter, today it's used to sharpen individuals instead of bringing them together, resulting in infinite amounts of different individuals making it harder for us to come to a common conclusion, instead it makes us come up with our conclusions. From different countries with different cultures, to different individuals with numerous amounts of biased beliefs and traits. And as you said, the way we can pass through this filter is we have to look back to the roots of reasoning. And instead of trying to fix it or purge it, we have to use it to our advantage. Fixing it means we have to select very, very, very few people to become the source of solution and answer. Using it to our advantage means that our different opinions and beliefs can be used as a legitimate option to decide how society moves forward Whatever the solution might be, we can't stay as how we are now. Different opinions and beliefs causes conflicts. These conflicts are our doom when the solution is made by the wrong people. In our state, it feels like we're a child that's given a plasma rifle gun(reasoning). We either can be childish and toy with it and eventually kill ourselves accidentally or on purpose, or we can grow up and act responsibly. Another perspective to consider, becoming an adult means you are responsible for all the knowledge you've accumulated throughout your childhood. We can either use reasoning responsibly, or let it be our own destruction.

  • Tobias Grijsen
    Tobias Grijsen

    The idea of a random group of people elected, was an idea i came up with like 2 years ago... A group of 1000 people shifting every say week or month, where there are people from different parts of the industry, health care etc, just a group of people and their judgement, together finding an option or recommendation.. Sounds Good, loved the video Michael!

  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller

    "hey vsauce, Michael here. Where is your mind?" *Cue The Pixies guitar intro*

  • Verde Lima
    Verde Lima

    Returning responsabilities to people, not giving your own power to someone else. That would be cool

  • scoot

    24:50 the captions _"suggets"_

  • tobmewyou

    we dont agree cause garbage makes money quick. And the money continues to make garbage> simple and plain reasoning and logic. Cognition to speak up! yup crowd! reasoning! and no name no face no corporation. we wanna our nickels and dimes for the work we do to recycles. nano biocidal genocidal masked pollution invasion. climate change my ass! free to choose to be free

  • Dyllan Anderson
    Dyllan Anderson

    "An oligarchy is government by only a small number of people." Ah yes, the electoral college.

  • tobmewyou

    ontario doesnt even give a can its nickleback give me a break

  • Raif Barrett
    Raif Barrett

    I know, if people would just love Jesus, everything would be great. People, am I right?

  • Alyssa Fanella
    Alyssa Fanella

    Is there a reason why so many people dislike Bill Gates other than the fact that he’s wealthy? I was under the impression that this dude is the reason why so much of our scientific research and global health projects get funded, am I wrong? I’m just genuinely curious why I hear so many people particularly in my college-aged group say that he’s evil, and if someone could explain that would be fabulous.

    • Red 3D
      Red 3D

      I mean he is certainly no saint... but the main points against him are some conspiracy bullshit

  • Holy_Aura

    Hey Michael the reason why we haven’t found intelligent life beyond earth is because the invasion already happened a very long time ago

  • Spaze Man1234
    Spaze Man1234

    For the people in 2050 Australia was on fire

  • Solgato Blogopogo
    Solgato Blogopogo

    Switch to Vandana Shiva!

  • Klishé

    Y como queres que hagamos para cambiar las cosas si los que toman las decisiones y tienen todo el poder nunca lo van a querer soltar? Los guillotinamos a todos y listo? O sea si concordamos entre todos que esa es la que va yo la banco pero bueno, hagamos un meet, algo.

  • Marcus D
    Marcus D

    Hello person from the future in SVsoft’s recommended videos

  • Anas Zahid
    Anas Zahid

    Did anyone else notice he's watch dissappearing and reappearing?

  • Ian Gibbons
    Ian Gibbons

    This man really knows how to use eyebrows...or...DOES he?...

  • Baactiba

    My gosh, a VSAUCE upload, ON MY BIRTHDAY!?!?

  • rose ッ
    rose ッ

    Hello future humans... or

  • Andrew Burrow
    Andrew Burrow

    Great to see some recognition of The Enigma of Reason which is a fantastic book

  • RKK /\
    RKK /\

    15:36 features or self preservation for sure

  • Rani Lumbansiantar
    Rani Lumbansiantar