The Future Of Reasoning


This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates and was inspired by his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Find out more here:
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The extended mind thesis:
MinuteEarth video on how greenhouse gasses work:
Molecule animations from
"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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  • Ron M
    Ron M2 mínútum síðan

    The new age philosopher, Vsauce

  • skeptic 96
    skeptic 966 mínútum síðan

    Where is my mind? My mind is at fight club

  • Kiky Muhammad
    Kiky Muhammad17 mínútum síðan

    Glad to see him on my youtube recommendations again.

  • Andy Valencia
    Andy Valencia37 mínútum síðan

    well, I did take a Critical thinkin course in college and it was all about logic which after reviewing classwork, I concluded that it was logic but at the same time that "Logic" was/ is the = of reasoning. What do you guys think? logic/reasoning or logic = ""

  • Aditya Gupta
    Aditya Gupta40 mínútum síðan

    Ohh now I get it ,aliens type something in their hand in certain movies , they just using their brain.

  • Chad Singleton
    Chad Singleton48 mínútum síðan

    I was at work yesterday and some young couple asked to take a pic with me because they thought I was you.

    TANTILIST51 mínútu síðan

    Michael explains the human condition in 30 minutes

  • Counterpunch Rock
    Counterpunch Rock57 mínútum síðan

    The set is crooked and I want a reason.

  • Weird Ai
    Weird Ai57 mínútum síðan

    ahhhhh i cant take no more/

  • hen ko
    hen ko58 mínútum síðan

    I hear that Micheal from Vsauce disappears when our nation needs him most.

  • Parker Case
    Parker Case59 mínútum síðan

    I wonder if Michael knows how much thought and introspection he is directly responsible for

  • SpiffyKanger
    SpiffyKangerKlukkustund síðan

    Heyy!! vsauce, michael here

  • Chad Singleton
    Chad SingletonKlukkustund síðan

    I get told I'm your doppelganger on a daily basis. I see it. Kinda creepy.

  • hen ko

    hen ko

    58 mínútum síðan

    I like your reasoning in this video

  • Music_Lights
    Music_LightsKlukkustund síðan

    I was so happy the old Vsauce songs started playing!

  • Kyle
    KyleKlukkustund síðan

    I really appreciate this content!

  • Weird Ai
    Weird AiKlukkustund síðan

    reason is an escape of reality or demension

  • JimJim Alabim
    JimJim AlabimKlukkustund síðan

    10:34 sent my ego tumbling I won’t lie

  • Ssnugy
    SsnugyKlukkustund síðan

    if only many people would try to understand this

  • Front Desk
    Front DeskKlukkustund síðan

    Every 11:11 i wish to be known in history as someone who taught the world the lessons mentioned in this video.... when we are the ancients i want to be a name in history that allowed humanity to see its potential and pull us out of the end times and bad energy. If the lottery system became actuality and i was chosen, the world would be a much more intuitive place for sure!

  • Triangulum
    TriangulumKlukkustund síðan

    59 seconds in and im already amazed

  • PizzaNele
    PizzaNeleKlukkustund síðan

    Yo mama so big they had to invent a new concept to call her: 4:38.

  • _Vallee _
    _Vallee _Klukkustund síðan

    It means the death of freedom and the rise of industrial slavery. It means the destruction of all of earth, the creation of concrete.

  • MisterAK103
    MisterAK103Klukkustund síðan

    The jellybean example of how the average answer is closer to correct one doesn't work for complicated issues when voted on by a heavily manipulated, naturally lazy, and uninformed society. It takes a single exceptional mind with accountability to push humanity forward, of course with the aid of intelligent advisors.

  • Sulihin
    SulihinKlukkustund síðan

    Where is my mind? Way out in the water, see it swimin'

  • Mgtowpia
    MgtowpiaKlukkustund síðan

    Bill Gates, the man who claims he will beat the cc'd but can't stop windows from crashing.

  • PizzaNele
    PizzaNele2 klukkustundum síðan

    Big Techs: Control people with algorithms. Also Big Techs: Let people decide everything.

  • Lucas
    Lucas2 klukkustundum síðan

    Show this to a conservative next time they ask why you voted for Joe Biden and watch their mind collapse

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    He's being very apolitical. Literally appealing to either side's frustration with the other side's lack of reason.

  • Roy McNabb
    Roy McNabb2 klukkustundum síðan

    I like your reasoning in this video

  • Meta Psychotic
    Meta Psychotic2 klukkustundum síðan


  • Freezing Dart
    Freezing Dart2 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait did Michael just make a political video

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    Hes dodging lazer beams. If you consider climate change political then yes even tho the way he described it was factual af and then he just appeals to either the right or the left or an Independent's frustration with the other side's lack of reason.

  • Ajey Deshpande
    Ajey Deshpande2 klukkustundum síðan

    If you liked this you should definitely hear this podcast- 'End of the World' by Josh Clark.

  • Ritesh Thakur
    Ritesh Thakur2 klukkustundum síðan

    Why is the camera off-center? Is there a reason for that?

  • Youdubham
    Youdubham2 klukkustundum síðan

    We did it boys. Twitter arguments are no more!

  • iR3dyPlayZz Official
    iR3dyPlayZz Official2 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm still stuck on the puzzel.... how is she unmarried

  • Retr0sp3ct
    Retr0sp3ct2 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m too tired for this shit bro

  • Son
    Son2 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you Vsauce!! This video is absolutely beautiful. It heightens my optimism for the future knowing that only a week after this was uploaded 3.4 million people have seen it. The ideas portrayed in this video are truly mind expanding, and seem at least to me to hold part of the solution for the unnamed and innumerable problems with modernity. Please everyone who watches this video, show it to others do that they can have these ideas planted in their mind as well!

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    @Son agreed. Politics needs a revolving door in order to keep moving. There's always the case that mistakes can be made but removing the "career politicians" and the "political class" from government by turning the executive branch of government into a jury system we could actually make more decisions that correct each other as they go along. Studies show diverse juries come up with better decisions than homogenous ones

  • Son


    Klukkustund síðan

    @Hayan Imadi I’ve never thought about or heard of a political system like this before. Im sure if something like this was implemented new problems would arise from it, but it seems like a system that would be able to actually get stuff done by taking advantage of the massive amount of thinking power of so many millions of people many governments aren’t taking advantage of. The extremely divided political dialogue happening in the US and many other countries is only pitting us against eachother. We should be working together towards common and real goals instead of setting false and easy to attain goals that deliver quick satisfaction which requires the demonization/scapegoating of others!

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    It's weird I've never heard it called lottocracy, but "sortition" is what I've been telling people we should transition towards for months now

  • Scott Norman
    Scott Norman3 klukkustundum síðan

    You lost me at “The quality of life is rising”. Maybe it’s just a matter of opinion, but in my nearly sixty years of life I see the quality of life exponentially decreasing. Decreasing at a rate which will eventually lead to no life at all on the planet Earth.

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    Yeah it's a pro capitalist viewpoint. "Less people live in poverty than 20 yrs ago" but not "more people have quality jobs and healthcare"

  • Feed Your Brain
    Feed Your Brain3 klukkustundum síðan

    The man’s just appearing from thin air at this point. *Or is he?*

  • General Harness
    General Harness3 klukkustundum síðan

    Got up to 26 min. Para phrase you cannot reason with someone who either A does not value things the same as you or B is not thinking that they could be wrong. A, is often seen cross culture. B is often seen in the self righteous

  • Koalten J
    Koalten J3 klukkustundum síðan

    Lost me at "the internet gives voices to more perspectives than ever before in our history", This golden age didn't last long. collectively improving reasoning only works if the person/party/group listening wants to hear your voice. They may choose to pretend you never said anything for any number of reasons. Feelings get hurt, they believe they're right no matter what based on a fallacy they don't want you to challenge, could also be that they simply don't want to bother. They can even get so tied up into their own reasoning that they outright reject reality as a whole. Think about how the word delusion recently got rechristened as "personal truth". Having that spiritual base is good, but when reality comes knocking it's really more important to give "the truth" more weight. We can't be apache helicopters even if the majority agrees that that is the truth. That said I would say we're sort of in a dark age where voices still get marginalized, but the marginalized voices sort of flip-flopped, and it doesn't seem like the silencing of the newly marginalized voices is going to let up anytime soon. I don't know about anyone else but I'm not the type to just roll with a narrative that just doesn't address reality. If we look at the court systems, I wouldn't ever want to be that person who knows whats right but chooses not to share it. If you do have your ability to reason in order, and you're facing opposition on an issue important to you, you will stand alone in favor of what's right. Think the Twelve Angry Men movie. Tl;dr: collectivism vs individualism

  • Attention
    Attention3 klukkustundum síðan

    Fantastic video

  • Rubén Labraña
    Rubén Labraña3 klukkustundum síðan

    I love his word usage, great classic vsauce

  • AntiMaskersAreTrash
    AntiMaskersAreTrash3 klukkustundum síðan

    It's hard to take you seriously when you talk about working with Bill Gates and then immediately follow it up with "Behavioural Inertia" as if the guy who made hundreds of billions off of some of the exact industries destroying the planet wouldn't have a status quo bias?! Where is your reasoning there?

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan


  • Josiah Lutcher
    Josiah Lutcher3 klukkustundum síðan


  • double negation
    double negation3 klukkustundum síðan

    Funded by Gates, refuses to talk about Capitalism in a video ostensibly trying to grapple with climate disaster. If only there were a word for that....

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    Radical apoliticism.

  • Anthony DiLemme
    Anthony DiLemme3 klukkustundum síðan

    Amazing content. I’m thinking.

  • fracta1organism
    fracta1organism4 klukkustundum síðan

    an extended rant leading to nowhere, like the gates foundation itself.

  • Paul Winnetou
    Paul Winnetou4 klukkustundum síðan

    Q U A L I T Y where is quality of our lifes?

  • Lucy Black
    Lucy Black4 klukkustundum síðan

    Ok Michael

  • First Minuteman
    First Minuteman4 klukkustundum síðan

    Our hyperobject is overcoming ourselves.

  • Me
    Me4 klukkustundum síðan

    You consistently make me think more than school

  • Nota Bozo
    Nota Bozo4 klukkustundum síðan

    Uses logic and reasoning to conclude that logic and reasoning is flawed

  • otobotrecords


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    @Nerif I concur. Michael has lost his ways.

  • Nerif


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    A lying shill

  • Chad Radwell
    Chad Radwell4 klukkustundum síðan

    OMG he cant belive this BS he chat

  • otobotrecords


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    A new form of succumbing to the all mighty machine.

  • Mack Power
    Mack Power4 klukkustundum síðan

    How do I extra like this video

  • Kindred Toast
    Kindred Toast4 klukkustundum síðan

    “I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.” - Henrik Ibsen “The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widely spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.” - Bertrand Russell “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” - Mark Twain “Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” - Leo Tolstoy Please, for the love of all that is good in the world, never resort to a lottocracy. I feel like I need a drink to calm my anxiety after even thinking about the very idea. The masses aren't experts; we simply can't learn everything. We have experts for a reason. We developed job specialization for a reason. Imagine some important political decision falling to a flat-earther, a creationist, an anti-vaxer, a Trump supporter, and a Klan dragon. A lottocracy would literally turn the world into a real-life version of Idiocracy. I would rather be ran by a rogue, super-intelligent, AI, dictator.

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    Lool bootlicker. The premise of a lottocracy is the same as a representative democracy except the representatives are better at representing you because they act like a jury. They would be paid trained etc but not becoming entrenched into the political class and start having different interests. I'm a political science major and I've been telling people for years it takes no expertise to be in politics, just votes. There are fundamentally no qualifiers. Trudeau won because of his dad, Trump won because of a reality TV show and his branding. It's better to have a revolving door in politics than invite the most power hungry and attention seeking sociopaths to run for the highest offices in the land.

  • Ian Francisco
    Ian Francisco5 klukkustundum síðan

    how????? michael is not an elephant????

  • Noah Cloud
    Noah Cloud5 klukkustundum síðan

    The old Bill Gates bait and switch.

  • jbhewitt12
    jbhewitt125 klukkustundum síðan

    I hope a small country somewhere actually tries this out so we can see how it goes

  • Hayan Imadi

    Hayan Imadi

    Klukkustund síðan

    Look up sortition it's been tested before

  • Mack Power
    Mack Power5 klukkustundum síðan

    It's a crime I didn't see this on my feed sooner

  • Dewyu Nohmi
    Dewyu Nohmi5 klukkustundum síðan

    So... Each one of us is like a neuron? And society a giant brain? O____o

  • moighonfweeman
    moighonfweeman5 klukkustundum síðan

    Amazing video!

  • Fabian
    Fabian5 klukkustundum síðan


  • W01234567 89101112
    W01234567 891011125 klukkustundum síðan

    The premise that we live on a spinning ball in space is a fun one that’s entirely based on confirmation biases.

  • Stephanie West
    Stephanie West5 klukkustundum síðan

    Never clicked so fast!!!

  • John Boyd
    John Boyd5 klukkustundum síðan

    ??? WHY did you make this video?

  • Derp Derp

    Derp Derp

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    He's working with Bill gates team and the money that comes with them.

  • Matt D
    Matt D5 klukkustundum síðan

    Jesus H. Christ Michael. This was fantastic.

  • HappyCamper DS99
    HappyCamper DS996 klukkustundum síðan

    I’ve always loved ABC burgers’ specialty V-sauce.

  • Maccaroney
    Maccaroney6 klukkustundum síðan

    I actually think about this all the time since i read The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds a couple years ago. In the book there is a world where this is how they make decisions. Really cool.

  • Yeshuin
    Yeshuin6 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a way to broaden it I am working on. We are a growing team. We play a variant of chess designed to empower critical thinking in the social action theory space. We have player groups in 4 states and 2 nations participating in out effort so far. We were note ready to share our mission but we have an organization ask to record is and share.

  • Derp Derp

    Derp Derp

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Dnbsbshdjxieijwnsnsbxhchcuduisiwiisidi makes about as much sense. Good luck.

  • NeWArrA
    NeWArrA6 klukkustundum síðan

    I don’t know but this guy is on to something

  • Marty McFly
    Marty McFly6 klukkustundum síðan

    This is the best video you’ve ever made

  • Chase Salazar
    Chase Salazar6 klukkustundum síðan

    Drinks ayahuasca and starts tearing down the ego.

  • R6 XboxUser
    R6 XboxUser6 klukkustundum síðan

    I probably learned more than school taught me this year.

  • tj hoff
    tj hoff6 klukkustundum síðan

    I thought CO2 makes the earth hearty and bountiful

  • Asmey
    Asmey6 klukkustundum síðan

    Michael for president

  • Luis Fernandez
    Luis Fernandez6 klukkustundum síðan

    What you are suggesting is the comunist utopia. Policy decisions should be made at the individual level, only then you will be getting the best reasoning ever. Your deductions are totally wrong with the number guessing example...

  • Luis Fernandez

    Luis Fernandez

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    @otobotrecords exactly, that is why only by defending individual liberties would the human race prevail. When governments and people start turning their heads to democracy for every single decision, entire nations fail…

  • otobotrecords


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    @Nerif This sort of "reasoning" is omnipresent currently, because the intellectuals have lost their ways in trying to adapt to the craziness of policies presented to them via the mass control media.

  • Nerif


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    He also is telling you that logical reasoning isn't good anymore.

  • redsox Patriots
    redsox Patriots6 klukkustundum síðan

    When u started saying filter . all my life iv thinking that our mind and what we see is filter.

  • otobotrecords
    otobotrecords6 klukkustundum síðan

    You had me until 05:22. I'm not supporting promotion of misanthropist, fascist technocrats like Gates and his cronies.

  • Denis Einzbern
    Denis Einzbern6 klukkustundum síðan


  • Josh Peterson
    Josh Peterson6 klukkustundum síðan

    The bit around 13 minutes about effortlessly making rational justifications for our intuition reminds me a lot of Jonathan Haidt's book the Righteous Mind. He has this analogy of an elephant (human intuition) and its only-somewhat-in-control rider (human reason). The analogy (and whole book) is fascinating, and tracks really well with this video.

  • PowerfullPillow
    PowerfullPillow6 klukkustundum síðan

    I get Kant vibes form this one

  • Kevin bueno
    Kevin bueno7 klukkustundum síðan

    OMG Bill Gates is a liar I grew looking up to it's Sad; everyone knows you can use bioinformatics to hash a working vaccine then just do a 1:1 test on the vac pipeline similar to how they test for copyrighted media audio or video it's literally that easy; just hash the vaccine then use blockchain technology for verification on the output of the pipeline; Oxford should do this & open-source the vaccine & denounce Bill Gates otherwise they culpable for eugenics. This is all about Royalties & IP; they're waiting for market demand to max out so they can sell well above market equilibrium then, license when it bottoms out & equalize later as a Public Relations stunt; they want to double-dip on the stock.

  • The Raging Platypus
    The Raging Platypus7 klukkustundum síðan

    I was actually in a class where we did the jelly bean experiment. I "guessed" the exact right number, so the average was not better than me. I actually didn't guess. I did math and figured it out really close ta dah, I was exactly right. The point was to prove the group was better than any one person but I buggered up the professor's class.

    DMHGROSSO7 klukkustundum síðan

    Sounds like globalist propaganda

  • brindlebriar
    brindlebriar7 klukkustundum síðan

    When really smart people try to sell to the middling-high intelligent people the idea that rule should be by the average intelligence people, it's because those smart people feel they can control the minds of the average intelligent people more easily. There's so much flawed, and convoluted reasoning in this video that, by the time he gets to his conclusion, it's so many unjustified logical leaps from the starting axioms, many of which are false anyway, that it amounts to a Ponzi scheme. They always make them like this, so that nobody will bother taking the time to debunk the endless and hilarious convolutions. It would take hours of writing which would not fit in the allotted comment size.

  • Herr Vorragend
    Herr Vorragend7 klukkustundum síðan

    16:25 ... " we aren't sharp, or venomous" ... feminists: "Are we a joke to you?"

  • Herr Vorragend
    Herr Vorragend7 klukkustundum síðan

    11:35 .. "No .. I am not an Elephant ..... OR AM I?"

  • George Grogee
    George Grogee7 klukkustundum síðan

    5:40 - you find out this video was commissioned by one of the richest men on the planet

  • Steveross2851
    Steveross28517 klukkustundum síðan

    Behind all the interesting social theorizing here, there is a simple message: There's no need to explain or even question whether and why Earth must get down to net zero carbon emissions because geniuses like Bill Gates have already done that for us. Our job as social reasoners is to simply agree and conform. But if you want to talk about "hyperobjects" to use Timothy Morton's term, the biggest hyperobject we face is the cancel culture which tolerates no dissent whatsoever.

  • Some One

    Some One

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Please do correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the message of the video to throw all our flawed reasoning at each other and average it out to come to a more logical conclusion, because someone's single reasoning can and will be flawed based on their intuition, which is made up of their core values and experiences, and we use our intuitions as automatic conclusions (answers) subconsciously and work backward from that to create reasoning, which in turn will create something akin to confirmation bias. Reasoning was made as a social thing to do, to justify our intuitions, however, everyone has their unique intuitions that aren't the same as others, which in turn allow ourselves as a collective to iron out and come to a better answer, as long as we challenge each other's reasoning, and being able to average them out will come to a more cohesive and logical answer. Leaving it to the few people with a reason to do so, even if they are highly intelligent, gaps will be made in their reasoning, because humans make mistakes because of their intuitions and might get tunnel vision and confirmation bias, and you need other humans to iron out said mistakes to come to a better answer overall, and a small number of people who were highly educated, wouldn't be as effective as a large number of educated people when it comes to finding and figuring out ways around that. So the message of the video is: to educate yourself and reason with everyone, so you can all come to a better conclusion. But that's just my reasoning based on what I could gather from the video, along with my intuition, if you could tell your reasoning, I could further understand your point, and you might challenge my reasoning, so we might both get a better understanding of this video.

  • macsnafu
    macsnafu7 klukkustundum síðan

    Darn, it's a climate change video. OR IS IT? ;-)

  • Max
    Max7 klukkustundum síðan

    “The” Song always hits hard with Micheal.

  • Darius Berdahl
    Darius Berdahl7 klukkustundum síðan

    Yo, so this documentary series is a perfect add on to this video if you're interested Side note, I personally believe we as a species need to find a priority, and then work towards that goal. I think the best one, that appeals to a fairly broad range of morality, is that the continuation of the human species is of the utmost importance. Not individual gain, not service to the state, not (ugh) the continuation of your 'race' or whatever. Ensuring a sustainable future for the species, that we wont go quiet into that good night, should be the bedrock of our reasoning. Idk, that's my personal take.

  • Some Mad Random Person
    Some Mad Random Person7 klukkustundum síðan

    Such an amazing video, the last bit about choosing people at random and having them learn about stuff then deliberate to come to a conclusion or at least a recommendation is a brilliant idea 😎👍🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • Xandersson
    Xandersson7 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you, Michael, for teaching me these valuable wisdoms

  • SharpestBulb
    SharpestBulb7 klukkustundum síðan

    Only 9 more years vsauce. Bill Gates doesn't give a shit about people.

  • Hayan Imadi
    Hayan Imadi7 klukkustundum síðan


  • Atmos Sanguine
    Atmos Sanguine7 klukkustundum síðan

    What if, in order for nature to function, any and all organisms are built with a default self destruct at its Every limit. So that, No organism be it intellectual or not are ultimately limited in the effect over nature. Such as some creatures who find themselves in a "utopia" are destined to bring about their own predators for eradication or balance. Like how we talk about "invasive" species are actually just more radically free from these constraints..but its only EVER temporary. Therefore, there does not need to be "Great Filters" at any point bc they have already been passed, but also, never achieved at the same time. I feel like comprehending this concept is why I yearn to minecraft myself without much explanation or reasoning......Reasoning?

  • Some One

    Some One

    4 klukkustundum síðan


  • Loukas Pastras
    Loukas Pastras7 klukkustundum síðan

    The Ayahuasca worked

  • littleBear
    littleBear7 klukkustundum síðan


  • Sarah
    Sarah8 klukkustundum síðan

    i love vsauce but as soon as i heard bill gates 😣😣😣😣😣😞🔫