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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  • 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!!

    AnnoyingMooseAnnoyingMoose8 mínútum síðan
  • I just dont know

    CheeseBirdsCheeseBirds13 mínútum síðan
  • 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.

    JoelRiterJoelRiter13 mínútum síðan
  • Spock didn't have to be right, he just had to convince Kirk.

    Benjamin HeaslyBenjamin Heasly14 mínútum síðan
  • As far my favorite!

    RomidlaRomidla28 mínútum síðan
  • I wish you and I were friends Michael.

    Ash SamuelAsh Samuel42 mínútum síðan
  • v sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kevin GarciaKevin GarciaKlukkustund síðan
  • 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.

    Tim QiuTim QiuKlukkustund síðan
  • 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 🤔

    Jelique EdwardJelique EdwardKlukkustund síðan
  • 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

    zlodeymkzlodeymk2 klukkustundum síðan
  • lol image Michael goes spiritual

    Brandon LatchmanBrandon Latchman2 klukkustundum síðan
  • EPic! Love from Grece.

    Lako ZorLako Zor2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Nobody: My tinder bio: 00:40

    CasT FoolishCasT Foolish3 klukkustundum síðan
  • watched this half asleep and helped me take a 3 hour nap, very swag

    JackJack3 klukkustundum síðan
  • society is one giant bee hive

    Jfkat 4703Jfkat 47033 klukkustundum síðan
  • You know it's a Bruh Moment when Bill Gates says "Big Media Bad"

    Denis ParfilkoDenis Parfilko4 klukkustundum síðan
  • I love how he intentionally feeds the Vsouce out of context content creators

    Maksym TarnowskiMaksym Tarnowski4 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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:

    Awesome DataAwesome Data4 klukkustundum síðan
  • what

    Fallen CreedFallen Creed5 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    JerwinskatesJerwinskates5 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    Collyn Christopher BrennerCollyn Christopher Brenner5 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    Joshua HansenJoshua Hansen5 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    julien hendrickxjulien hendrickx6 klukkustundum síðan
  • This makes me question everything

    J R CJ R C6 klukkustundum síðan
  • If u talk about abolishing cows I’m out

    Geekspeak10Geekspeak106 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    Ben GreenBen Green7 klukkustundum síðan
  • i would guess 0 for the jellybeans jar so, good luck with your crowd wisdom!

    Megan CombsMegan Combs7 klukkustundum síðan
  • Lottocracy sounds awesome, but it seems it would take a miracle to suggest, let alone establish such a government.

    Kahlin WalkerKahlin Walker8 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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

    ButcherButcher9 klukkustundum síðan
    • 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.

      asioe kiouasioe kiou7 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    SeanSean10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Oh darn, Bill “Epstein Flight Logs” Gates has corrupted poor Vsauce, there is an imposer amoogus

    ohnoohno10 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    Deirdre KylieDeirdre Kylie11 klukkustundum síðan
  • He didnt ask me where my fingers were but its close enough.

    InsanityltselfInsanityltself11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Once you involved that bastard BILL GATES; I STOPPED WATCHING YOUR VIDEOS !!! YOu capitalist bastard !

    suburbans nationsuburbans nation11 klukkustundum síðan
  • What was the epic guitar riff?

    Colm WhelanColm Whelan11 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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?*

    TigetTiget12 klukkustundum síðan
  • his introduction "hey, vsauce" bothers me alot. hes a cool guy tho

    Ali ElmoussaAli Elmoussa12 klukkustundum síðan
  • My source? It came to me in a dream

    ClayClay12 klukkustundum síðan
  • I'm late. My apologies ladies and gentlemen, I wasn't aware that our semi-annual Vsauce convention was scheduled to take place 2 weeks earlier than expected.

    XVVIXVVI12 klukkustundum síðan
  • I love abc burgers their hot dogs are really great

    TerryTerry12 klukkustundum síðan
  • It all comes down to typography 23:50 🤦‍♂️

    Oliver QuinnOliver Quinn12 klukkustundum síðan
  • hey, let me know if you're watching this in say, 5 years time

    PiGeOn_ThE_bRiTPiGeOn_ThE_bRiT12 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 AnonAnon Anon12 klukkustundum síðan
    • 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

      Sarah NeilSarah Neil4 klukkustundum síðan
  • 16.9m subscribers. Now micheal is officially a cool kid 😎

    ActivehamsterActivehamster12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Our great filter will be our deficit in true spirituality, or connection with the divine

    Jacob Cunningham-BellJacob Cunningham-Bell13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Vsauce : Everything i say in my videos is TRUE....... ............or is it?! (dramatically lift eyebrows)

    Just Some Guy with a MustacheJust Some Guy with a Mustache13 klukkustundum síðan
  • anyone know what watch he is wearing ?

    IronMonkeyPimpIronMonkeyPimp13 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    nikOLAS1322nikOLAS132214 klukkustundum síðan
  • There is a problem with wisdom of a crowd: they also need to know subject well, not just random it

    Profile ChechProfile Chech14 klukkustundum síðan
  • That intro was perfectly smooth. Jumping in at the start of the first beat bump (speaking of syncronization).

    ElsYTElsYT15 klukkustundum síðan
  • yay,,,, with t e e t h

    deli meatdeli meat15 klukkustundum síðan
  • UBER awesome!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Really

    eladentopistevoeladentopistevo16 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    Fabian Akbar NugrahaFabian Akbar Nugraha16 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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!

    Tobias GrijsenTobias Grijsen17 klukkustundum síðan
  • "hey vsauce, Michael here. Where is your mind?" *Cue The Pixies guitar intro*

    Arthur MillerArthur Miller17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Returning responsabilities to people, not giving your own power to someone else. That would be cool

    Verde LimaVerde Lima17 klukkustundum síðan
  • 24:50 the captions _"suggets"_

    scootscoot17 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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

    tobmewyoutobmewyou17 klukkustundum síðan
  • "An oligarchy is government by only a small number of people." Ah yes, the electoral college.

    Dyllan AndersonDyllan Anderson17 klukkustundum síðan
  • ontario doesnt even give a can its nickleback give me a break

    tobmewyoutobmewyou17 klukkustundum síðan
  • I know, if people would just love Jesus, everything would be great. People, am I right?

    Raif BarrettRaif Barrett17 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    Alyssa FanellaAlyssa Fanella17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey Michael the reason why we haven’t found intelligent life beyond earth is because the invasion already happened a very long time ago

    Holy_AuraHoly_Aura18 klukkustundum síðan
  • For the people in 2050 Australia was on fire

    Spaze Man1234Spaze Man123418 klukkustundum síðan
  • Switch to Vandana Shiva!

    Solgato BlogopogoSolgato Blogopogo18 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    KlishéKlishé19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hello person from the future in ISworlds’s recommended videos

    Marcus DMarcus D19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Did anyone else notice he's watch dissappearing and reappearing?

    Anas ZahidAnas Zahid19 klukkustundum síðan
  • This man really knows how to use eyebrows...or...DOES he?...

    Ian GibbonsIan Gibbons19 klukkustundum síðan
  • My gosh, a VSAUCE upload, ON MY BIRTHDAY!?!?

    BaactibaBaactiba20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hello future humans... or

    rose ッrose ッ20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Great to see some recognition of The Enigma of Reason which is a fantastic book

    Andrew BurrowAndrew Burrow20 klukkustundum síðan
  • 15:36 features or self preservation for sure

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  • ♥️

    Rani LumbansiantarRani Lumbansiantar21 klukkustund síðan
  • Whats a way to contact Michael, being messages directed to you get deleted within minutes.

    Silver fox boiSilver fox boi21 klukkustund síðan
  • Did he just solve America?

    RarestSpark 2RarestSpark 222 klukkustundum síðan
  • up to 2:50, alot of this is because of civilization and advancement. we need to live in a natural ecosystem and stop paving. or atleast be more efficient with how it is done. farming is also bad, we need to replant trees and fruit and whatever else we can and take down fences and either build houses or dig / inhabit caves. technology is fun but doesnt work, coming from someone who spends days playing games or thinking about things like that. how we can increase efficiency. i knew there would be a modern global despair based on population density. tdlr cities = detroit, towns = weird dystopian slums that a rock star grew up in the 70s. basically if you take I-50 from Kansas City to Saint Louis, and you go anywhere other than generally sightseeing highways, you have entered a new world. NEVER go to the lake of the OZARKS, (the 200 year old graveyards are irrelevant due to sediment and water pressure) but NOT fish, motor oil, exhaust fume, BOTTLES OF UNDILUTED weed killer that is supposed to be a cup to a gallon or 2.. i didnt want to sound like a conspiracist so i cut the part about how white collar tourism people hide that around the us. but nobody knows theres ecoli, fresh dead bodies, plenty of big aggressive fish, and all of the diverse types of pollution you need. ('NT!)

    60FPS60FPS22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Insane good content as always 👍

    Arturo E. R. C.Arturo E. R. C.22 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is quite possibly your greatest work

    a humana human22 klukkustundum síðan
  • All these dummies in the comments trying to act smart.

    Lama SuLama Su23 klukkustundum síðan
  • " When will Vsauce run out of introduction originality "Hey, Vsauce, Michael here." "

    Ciornyj VrotCiornyj Vrot23 klukkustundum síðan
  • "This guy don't miss"

    Daniel NwakaiheDaniel Nwakaihe23 klukkustundum síðan
  • im losing brain cells or am i

    August_ZE_dumlump fortnite playahAugust_ZE_dumlump fortnite playahDegi Síðan síðan
  • i like this topic so much, i watch this video more than 5 time

    Luqrative EntertainmentLuqrative EntertainmentDegi Síðan síðan
  • 6:40 That was the most "conservative" reasoning for a "liberal" movement I have ever heard.

    Quadstar DesignQuadstar DesignDegi Síðan síðan
  • ⚡️Techno Cyber Sapienz💠🪐

    Shwifty BlotShwifty BlotDegi Síðan síðan
  • tell that to israel and palestain

    marshallhwamarshallhwaDegi Síðan síðan
  • You really want to learn about the mind, go watch Bob Proctor. This Bill Gates shill is the ISworlds version of MSM. He'll heave information at you, but provide nothing of real value.

    Ryan BirdRyan BirdDegi Síðan síðan
  • When was the last time.... you slept?

    Mike LeeMike LeeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Mary is divorced

    Koen AhnKoen AhnDegi Síðan síðan
  • Clearly this channel and it's mouthpiece has sold out to climate propaganda. Unsubscribe from this nonsense and subscribe to real science.

    El TomasEl TomasDegi Síðan síðan
  • Realistically a better model would be one employing lotteries for certain positions, but where the foundation of the system as a whole is people deliberating as a group about issues, and working as a group to tackle problems and make policy.

    SnowjunkieSnowjunkieDegi Síðan síðan
  • Everyone who disliked the video all went to watch Ben Shapiro

    SkyDiggityDiveSkyDiggityDiveDegi Síðan síðan
  • You lost me at bill covid gates.

    Chris HarwoodChris HarwoodDegi Síðan síðan
  • The thing that has been frustrating me is that what is life, what's the goal of it and what's after enlightenment?!

    Jigmet DewaJigmet DewaDegi Síðan síðan
  • 9:45 exactly what the girl that thinks i'm gay was thinking. BTW i'm not gay She said I looked gay, :(

    CopBabyComboCopBabyComboDegi Síðan síðan
  • We reason better than other species because we have complex speech so we can teach and learn about it. Uneducated or those lacking intelligence are not going to have the best reasoning.

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  • People vote their temperament.

    Ethan JensenEthan JensenDegi Síðan síðan
  • Does anyone else feel like they've seen this video before or is it just me? It hit me between 19:00 and 20:00

    Aaron MeighooAaron MeighooDegi Síðan síðan
  • This really should be played in schools.

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