The Future Of Reasoning

28-Apr, 2021
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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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  • Video on How high a tsunami can get.? And What it will take to cause such giga tsunami..? That would be intresting to see in vsauce style.

    Pravinkumar KorePravinkumar Kore3 daqiqa oldin
  • nice! mercier and sperber's The Enigma of Reason is a great book that deserves more attention

    Nic de VeraNic de Vera18 daqiqa oldin
  • I thought I was the new age Jesus preaching this shit nice to hear someone with an influence bring this thing up that’s been driving me crazy. REMOVE THE DAMS, MAKE SOLOR PANELS, STOP WASTING GAS AND PLASTIC

    amiracleamiracle18 daqiqa oldin
  • the best file. ever :)

    Le MacLe Mac43 daqiqa oldin
  • Hey vsuace Michael here how fast can you run

    Mike JonesMike Jones44 daqiqa oldin
  • clickbait title. what a waste of time until it broke into climate change gibberish. thumb down.

    charliefasurf1000charliefasurf100051 daqiqa oldin
  • Bill is getting divorced.

    Omar GarciaOmar GarciaSoat oldin
  • All hail the lottocracy. I have searched all my life for a way that humans might govern humans... I think this is it!

    Chris HammockChris HammockSoat oldin
  • I should have watched this high

    Ben SmartBen SmartSoat oldin
  • dare i say narrowminded categorization

    SleezDeezSleezDeezSoat oldin
  • After Virtue

    VisperadVisperadSoat oldin
  • I have a question: if one attempt to elevate our reasoning is open debate and maybe even choosing people at random to make our decisions, where does that leave experts that studied specific subjects and objectively know much more about some things than we do? Should their opinion be treated as every other's is or should they have a privilege when talking about certain subjects?

    Dustin ZornigDustin ZornigSoat oldin
  • Moon Men starts at 5:47

    Spiny CokieSpiny CokieSoat oldin
  • I literally watched the firs 1min and 40 seconds and I was like F Yeahhh another great video bing as I eat.

    Thabi BoketeThabi BoketeSoat oldin
  • That Table Is Too High For You Michael?

    Frederico FlósculoFrederico Flósculo2 soat oldin
  • This is absolutely one of the best videos they've produced.

    Proximity99Proximity992 soat oldin
  • This was amazing!!!!! The quality of your videos is skyrocketing. The time one and this have both been hugely impactful on synthesizing years of learning. Thank you, keep 'em coming!

    SpeedyRKSpeedyRK2 soat oldin
  • This brings tears of sweet, beautiful, and inspiring understanding. I think about these things constantly. It's a wonderful feeling to hear my thoughts expressed by others so succinctly. We have to keep our space ship earth going and survivable. Let's keep the conversation open and our empathy exercised.

    Jason TheobaldJason Theobald2 soat oldin
  • Nice to see you again Michael.

    ET StalkerET Stalker2 soat oldin
  • We need this subtitled in Portuguese, Bolsonaro's Brazilian voters would rejoice... or not

    Fábio DonatoFábio Donato3 soat oldin
  • This wS a good one

    MoFiMoFi3 soat oldin
  • You are my favourite UZworldr ever u make me question the world around me and help me learn about things I never knew I could learn about. Thank you so much for inspiring millions of people around the world just like me.

    dickbreathdickbreath3 soat oldin
  • So you are ok with simply deleting comments that refer critically to vsauces partnership with Bill Gates Michael.. Really? Is this what you are doing now? I commented on the fact that Bill Gates global technocratic solutions to global environmental and health issues has and is causing a lot of damage on the local level all around the world. And now the comment is just gone. Really Michael? Is this what you are doing?

    aleks 430aleks 4303 soat oldin
  • How you gonna help Bill fight climate change by making a video bashing reason? You leftists have gone fucking nuts.

    D RD R3 soat oldin
  • The last point is too ideal. Politicians would never want to give that power up because they get paid and those paying want more...

    Hlompho MotaHlompho Mota3 soat oldin
  • Great video! I have to rewatch it for a few times to understand it, but it is worth it. It also relates to the problem of the social media that I only receive information from one perspective. And the other perspective seems to be disappearing from the feed. It is like getting fed by a lone reasoner. But in reality I will inevitably face people with different opinions. The lesson I learn today is to respect all opinions and not only praises.

    Leo WongLeo Wong3 soat oldin
  • Damn, this struck me @ 25:06: "Look at what some people believe and generate reasons for why they're right, and they'll love it!". Exactly how populism works.

    eetuxoreetuxor3 soat oldin
  • Michael, whether you are an elephant or not, you are awesome!

    Kam KamKam Kam4 soat oldin
  • As always your themes are amazing.

    Alberto ManciniAlberto Mancini4 soat oldin
  • The *madness of Crowds

    Gerard HafmansGerard Hafmans4 soat oldin
  • Is the book based on saving the planet by depopulation at his hands like his money makes him a god, I don’t trust anyone that has billions whilst millions starve!

    General CreationsGeneral Creations5 soat oldin
  • I always watch your videos twice, Michael! 😅 The first is like .. let's skim through that.. then I scan 🖤 I appreciate you.. I appreciate needing to use my MIND in order to watch your videos..

    Inas ShInas Sh5 soat oldin
  • Finally back😋

    vikas tiwarivikas tiwari5 soat oldin
  • Hey, Vsause, Michael here. What is... ligma? Ligma balls, gottem. But... what if you couldn’t ligma balls?

    QuasarGamingQuasarGaming5 soat oldin
  • I think it might be controll every civilization has corrupt leaders

    jaharvery watkinsjaharvery watkins5 soat oldin
  • Sample size for those lotteries would obvious need to big enough to be balanced.

    DaheixiongDaheixiong6 soat oldin
  • We are a genuine hive mind Like the Borg, we will assimilate.

    MarrethielMarrethiel6 soat oldin
  • amazing!

    anAgamaanAgama6 soat oldin
  • Very very interesting. I've been kind of lost with the new digital age, and the way I feel we are no longer able to actually debate and civilly discuss the vast differences and backgrounds in our opinions. It's left me wondering how to determine what's true when I feel that everyone is just out to confirm their own biases. I don't blame people necessarily, but it's so hard to know what to do with so many voices and so much information available in this day and age, and people are VERY passionate about what they think they know.

    TayoEXETayoEXE7 soat oldin
  • The 7k people who disliked this surely had to have been bots or people clicking it by accident.

    Tristan DurrTristan Durr7 soat oldin
  • No, Facebook will delete ideas it does agree with or like, killing discussion.

    David AbulafiaDavid Abulafia7 soat oldin
  • I like you! But you got trapped, trapped in the CO2 lie. It is the sun wich regulates earths climate, nothing else. The sun is regulated by even bigger things (intergalactic current sheet), they are cycles, longer and shorter ones, more or less affecting what we do. The modern basic thought that humans would be in the center of all happenings wich is wrong. It got dogmatically hammered into our heads in schools, kindergardens, churches, science. "We are the Crown of Creation" What?! If you compare the size of our planet, the size of our star (sun) to other planetary systems you'll find out rather quickly that we are really small. By "we" I mean our whole solarsystem. If you want to find out why Einstein, Greene and a bunch of others are wrong and what is mind-blowingly simple to understand and visibly obvious, you have to explore the Electric Universe, thunderbolt project. It will test your open mindedness and quite likely you will see the world with very different eyes afterwards. Be brave and let your mind blow up!

    A3 AnomaliesA3 Anomalies7 soat oldin
  • I am highly disappointed to hear that you believe in man made climate change. I thought you were smarter than that.

    David AbulafiaDavid Abulafia7 soat oldin
    • He is smart but even he can be brainwashed it’s sad, I’d like to hear him challenged on it but these comments probably won’t reach him

      Archie WattsArchie Watts4 soat oldin
  • I guess Bill Gates will choose which "experts" will "educate" the "randomly" selected.

    Meta SelfMeta Self7 soat oldin
  • How does he come up with this stuff?!

    Buisang NdloziBuisang Ndlozi7 soat oldin
  • I hope your hope in humanity that we can achieve something like lottocracy proves to be true...thanks again Michael

    Canberk SahinCanberk Sahin8 soat oldin
  • How do all these kids here think this is philosophy? It's just another "Us against Them" worded elaborately: "We are reason" , "They are biased". Bias isn't onesided, but Vsauce preaches as if it is. Kids here being used for propaganda purposes ....... sad to see it happen. But nothing to do, if they watch their UZworld-promoted guru science man - he is in the right by default, because he has the views.

    ArminFArminF8 soat oldin
    • @Archie Watts mario fart go prrrrrrrrrrrrrr SCIENCE

      ArminFArminF3 soat oldin
    • Agreed, vsauce has been awesome but he has been bought out by the evil here

      Archie WattsArchie Watts3 soat oldin
  • is there a green bar at the top for anybody else? it's bugging me

    Rosy TRosy T8 soat oldin
    • alright michael, you win, i'll stop trolling when people call me wrong.

      Rosy TRosy T7 soat oldin
    • was it slowly improving? i remember seeing michael's eye having like the green emboss-like thing.

      Rosy TRosy T8 soat oldin
    • holy crap did it disappear when he said empathy?

      Rosy TRosy T8 soat oldin
    • is it becoming more visible?

      Rosy TRosy T8 soat oldin
  • Video Sponsored by Bill Gates!!!!!!!!!

    nutcasenutcase8 soat oldin
  • The way I visualize how evolution, and by extension, reasoning develops, is like if instead of software companies release newer better (not always, but just roll with it) editions of a software, but instead released patch after patch after patch for the first, that adds to it, adjusts it, or eliminate certain features that are counterproductive. That's us today. We are still a work in progress.

    Laurence WellsLaurence Wells8 soat oldin
  • nuclear power can turn deserts and wasteland into forests farms and gardens (carbon sinks). coal miners saved the trees. oil drillers saved the whales. Nukes will save the climate.

    joe allenjoe allen9 soat oldin
  • Am I wrong to want to laugh at the conclusion?

    The NarratorThe Narrator10 soat oldin
  • Woo! I’m loving the awareness about the big problem with the internet.

    Nicholas NelsonNicholas Nelson10 soat oldin
  • Partnership with Bill Gates Preachy climate agenda instead of fascinating science and philosophy. Yep, this checks out.

    JackBond1234JackBond123410 soat oldin
  • This vsauce is so nutritious it demands multiple viewings at 0.75x

    Santiago AriztiSantiago Arizti11 soat oldin
    • "Hey Vsauce, Michael here" ... claaaassic 👌

      minij hooiminij hooi10 soat oldin
  • If only Bill Gates wasn't a billionaire leech who works with international governments to block vaccine access by defending patent/IP laws to death... and AGRA and all of the other neocolonial shit his foundation does in Africa :\

    Walker OrrWalker Orr11 soat oldin
  • Lets deliberate then.

    Jacob NelsonJacob Nelson11 soat oldin
  • It's a shame Michael isn't making an example of why capitalism is good for our society since it comes from the teamwork and creativity required for such a system to thrive and why socialism has the unintended consequence of disparaging people through class and wealth.

    Conrad GageConrad Gage11 soat oldin
  • Wow, an actual scientist who has researched these things. I am lucky to learn from such an expert..

    The RocinanteThe Rocinante11 soat oldin
  • Please never change

    sing songsing song11 soat oldin
  • Though I turn on the bell, I somehow stopped recieving notification 😭😭 wtf UZworld algorithm

    Tyran StormrageTyran Stormrage11 soat oldin
  • Let your heart be your guiding key... P.S. Luv ya vsauce, lol thanks 4 the brain blast, i completely agree... We need to take a step back, i think we are spiraling into an unwanted future, why make all these dumb robots and stuff? We dont need it, sometimes progress isnt progress...However, i think the people running things are a little bent in the head, they have bad reasons why they do the things they do... Im goona add this 2... Was it plato who said there r 2 worlds, 1 of shapes and 1 of forms? Well whoever said it lol ( it was sacraties or arostotle or 1 of those old guys) it gets me thinking about that scene from the matrix reloaded... Where Neo talks to the mayor of zion guy lol, uk what im talkin about, the guy who cant sleep so he goes to the engine room to hang out... He says "all the machines, i have no idea how they work, but i understand the reason 4 why they do"... Idk lol... Sometimes i wonder if chris-Chan will end up being right about all his delusional merge nonsense... Lol, have u ever seen that 1 episode off gintama, i think it was around episode 200 n something... Where they pretended to end the show, when gintoki was goona fight takasugi but then they were like "naw jk lol" ROFL i honestly would laugh

    Nikolai MonestimeNikolai Monestime12 soat oldin
  • Welcome to Enlightenment Pt.2

    ItalicsItalics12 soat oldin
  • He talks like how college professors want our papers to be and it is amazing. Thank you for the richness of this video!

    jhoans rendonjhoans rendon12 soat oldin
  • Vsauce for president!

    Leviathan 68WLeviathan 68W12 soat oldin
  • i love you Michael !

    jeana repettojeana repetto12 soat oldin
  • You should do a follow up on how the LSAT tests standardized reasoning in people

    Flora LloydFlora Lloyd12 soat oldin
  • Thank you for making this video I still have hope

    Joshua HodgeJoshua Hodge12 soat oldin
  • I don’t feel an existential crisis this time. In fact, this talk is oddly comforting.

    DasRaetselDasRaetsel12 soat oldin
  • "Hey Vsauce, Michael here" ... claaaassic 👌

    Terrence and The High FlyersTerrence and The High Flyers13 soat oldin
  • We'll never see the Globe spinning

    Apple JackApple Jack13 soat oldin
  • 3.14159265359÷1e-43=3.1415927e+43 √3.1415927e+43=5.6049913e+21 Youre Welcome

    KiingRichHardKiingRichHard13 soat oldin
  • Everything was cool until you mentioned Bill Gates. Surely his ever-expanding agricultural reign isn't for taking care of our environment..

    Hayleigh FabrickHayleigh Fabrick13 soat oldin
    • You are misinformed. He bought the land, it still remains family owned. It's a long term, safe return on investment. All there is to it.

      MazenickMazenick10 soat oldin
  • Reasoning is what brought us here, you just admitted reasoning with Chinese characteristics, is the way ahead.

    Sonar BanglaSonar Bangla13 soat oldin
  • This is what i think every time when i am high.

    Kzl BuzzKzl Buzz13 soat oldin
  • nice he's back

    ShinpuruWaifuShinpuruWaifu13 soat oldin
  • Michael, you just cracked my skull open and poured a whole bag of thought fertilizer in. I'm off to do some thinking. Thanks.

    Juan Ignacio CasoJuan Ignacio Caso14 soat oldin
  • this video was actually really interesting and is one of the most captivating vsause videos i have ever watched. one of the best half hours of my life.

    PredtherPredther14 soat oldin
  • Spencer AdamsSpencer Adams14 soat oldin
  • Michael, I think your reasoning is biased.

    prooseeproosee14 soat oldin
  • Amazing video, I especially liked the functional call to action at the end, might just sit down with friends and then debate a bit

    Hurricane MeridianHurricane Meridian14 soat oldin
  • This explains why I'm not very good socially. I don't have confirmation bias.

    GuinnessGuinness14 soat oldin
  • This is probably the most relevant and best Vsauce video to date.

    TerriblyMundaneTerriblyMundane14 soat oldin
  • Michael doesn’t need to be an elephant to be awesome

    AppiAppi14 soat oldin
  • I miss the old day when I can understand Vsause’s videos.

    Juzhang666Juzhang66615 soat oldin
  • "Small targeted discussions" ...local news has pretty much died. oof

    Topher EvansTopher Evans15 soat oldin
  • He sometimes sounds like Magic Man from Adventure time.

    PizxaPizxa15 soat oldin
  • waaaay out, in the water, see it swimming.

    Alejandro IriarteAlejandro Iriarte15 soat oldin
  • lovely video, I've been wondering about this issue for awhile now

    blarblablarblarblarblablarblar16 soat oldin
  • Sauce man did a fuck ton of Shrooms & Ayahuasca during quarantine, now he’s full woke. I’m here for it.

    Tommy HappensToLiftALotTommy HappensToLiftALot16 soat oldin
  • My mind is the universe, aka all i can experience and know about

    Ape XApe X16 soat oldin
  • I liked the trick with the watch, whereby Michael did put it on and off a couple of times, however, I beg to differ on the topic of lottocracy... May I suggest that ultimately, IRL, the best form of government might have always been the good old meritocracy.

    Diyan BoyanovDiyan Boyanov16 soat oldin
  • 14:14 michael accurately projects the exact way I figure out someone is upset

    blarblablarblarblarblablarblar16 soat oldin
  • the thumbnail makes me feel an emotion that doesn’t exist

    TeclinsoroTeclinsoro16 soat oldin
  • What if you knew

    Outlaw.253Outlaw.25316 soat oldin
  • Great summary of Bill Gates new book.

    Gabriel SerbanGabriel Serban16 soat oldin
  • This is one of the best channels in UZworld history

    Local GhostLocal Ghost16 soat oldin
  • Psychic MikePsychic Mike16 soat oldin
  • not me watching this at 1:30AM

    Kamo MaganoKamo Magano16 soat oldin