The Future Of Reasoning

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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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  1. 6sheds
    5 minuten geleden

    This Bill Gates *shite* ended a long subscription to this channel. I'm sick of rich individuals with *visions of humanity's future* pressing their personal doctrine as if they were gods.

  2. TheJadyn123
    9 minuten geleden

    Thank you for this

  3. Cohen Smith
    Cohen Smith
    19 minuten geleden

    I had to watch the video again to remember just to forget

  4. Stéphane Ernst
    Stéphane Ernst
    22 minuten geleden

    11:17 All cheeses have holes. The more cheese you have the more holes you have. Therefore, the more cheese you have, the less cheese you have. OR ASLO. From an economic point of view, rare things are expensive. A cheap horse is rare. Therefore, a cheap horse is expensive.

  5. Mike Workman
    Mike Workman
    23 minuten geleden

    Stop with the Bill Gates asshole environmental California crap and stick with the science that everyone agrees on. Ask all the scientists that didn't sign that climate change bullshit and tried to get their names removed but couldn't for threat of losing their professorships. There's no evidence that there are mmore storms now than 100 years ago. We didn't even have recording for all the storms that happened.

    25 minuten geleden

    Bill Gates is literally throwing chemicals into the atmosphere intentionally as you say the goal is 0% emissions....

  7. Michel Ottens
    Michel Ottens
    25 minuten geleden

    Was recommended this video because Tim Morton gets a mention, but gosh this is a messy essay. With a bunch of poorly assorted academic references, it flips the hyperobject definition around to not be about unknowability and the hubris of exclusive belief in reason, but posits hyperobjects as being just another big thing we humans can know and get a handle on, if we only avoid cognitive fallacies by reinventing the wheels of scientific consensus and representative democracy. Those two institutions already exist, and fixing their corruptions requires (to Morton and co.) a better appreciation of the philosophical, critical, and playful approaches, besides the predominant modernist reasoned approach to things. Morton and co. are very specific about how to think and act differently, and how presently possible and already practiced those changes are, rather than them being dreams of some future utopia. Calling those other ways of thinking and informing action (philosophy, criticism, experimental play) merely "the future of reason", the latter defined here as 19th century positivist facts and logic, is muddling and conflating definitions and leads to no real conclusion at all? Lots of good fragments of lipservice to other thinkers and science folk though. Good stuff to look up, though I'd wish mr. sauce had better integrated and collated all his sources into something meaningful.

  8. Erich K
    Erich K
    35 minuten geleden

    haha... you lost me the second you brought our Bill Gates version of reasoning... but loved the thought exercise...

  9. Jere Järvinen
    Jere Järvinen
    38 minuten geleden

    The elephant in the brain is a great book on this subject

  10. Reece Farndon
    Reece Farndon
    52 minuten geleden

    bill gates: literally has the funds to change the world and help stop the climate disaster also bill gates: writes a book as if it will help and acts like it isn't just performative

  11. Modern Classic Collectables
    Modern Classic Collectables
    55 minuten geleden

    f@ck this sh!t go for a walk around a park and write down your issues. Go with your gut intuition and ignore this bloke.

  12. Gehan Dileepa
    Gehan Dileepa
    56 minuten geleden

    your narration is always awesomely spine chilling

  13. Leonardo Abreu
    Leonardo Abreu
    Uur geleden

    Thank you for the video. It is really intriguing.... I'd like to know more about the theory behind lotocracy...

  14. pasha veres
    pasha veres
    Uur geleden

    "In total we release about 51 billion tons of such gases every year - and we need to release - zero." Re-thinking? Worked for me. Decided to re-think watching the rest of this video... and didn't.

  15. Anuradha Dissanayake
    Anuradha Dissanayake
    Uur geleden

    Interesting to see a video mentioning Bill Gates that didn't attract a horde of conspiracy nutbars in the comments section. There must have been some 5G happening at the time distracting them.

  16. AbyssFiend
    Uur geleden

    We are Legion.

  17. Mohamed Abdi
    Mohamed Abdi
    Uur geleden

    you learn from childhood to read facial expressions like when your mother is angry so then if you see how someones facial expressions looks you can see if they are happy or not and you can actualy know why someone is angry fore example u did something that they dont like to them and yes you cant know aswell because if you mother comes home and u actualy did nothing that makes her angry u could not know why she is angry .

  18. Systems Realty Team
    Systems Realty Team
    Uur geleden

    Invest in commodities

  19. dudeman369781
    Uur geleden

    I'll remember this guy forever

  20. a0001521
    Uur geleden

    1:57 Or is it?

  21. ctx
    Uur geleden

    Imagine amount of difficult literature he had to read to put out this NLlike video. I would love to have references for every claim he made, since it's video about reason.

  22. FilmLog 6288
    FilmLog 6288
    Uur geleden

    5:48 ohhhhh shit the song came onnnn

  23. 1m-inus1 Is 0
    1m-inus1 Is 0
    Uur geleden

    To contribute an opinion, the future of reasoning will be non-existent. There will be no reasoning in the future. Whether we reach a civilization where we become one mind or a civilization that we have rulers who decide things for us, reasoning will become inefficient, redundant, or even a taboo. This all boils down to what I call behavioral entropy, where emotions are extinguished and all are equal and the same. We can see some signs now where opinions become offensive, meanwhile, what is new and non-conventional, destroying the traditions, becomes the modern setting. Remember when Michael said that an individual's opinion is inaccurate, but the mean of that shared opinion from many individuals becomes accurate? That is what's happening, the climax is arriving. There's no conclusion to reach, there is always debate. Social Equilibrium where everyone thinks the same thing is on its process of creation. Once all the opposing sides collide, creating sparks, fire, and destruction, either the bigger eats the small or a compromise will be reached. There will be peace, but at the same time, there will be nothingness. There is no contrast, no light nor dark, but only gray. This will start on the bigger scale with the help of the internet. Then from the world to a continent, from a country to a city, from a house to an individual. The decision or the compromise have yet to be concluded as this process will take a very very long time, even centuries. However, by the time our civilization reaches that point, reasoning will disappear together with emotions and maybe, even communication. What is the point of socializing if everyone thinks the same and acts the same as you do? That's how it will just happen. There's a price for everything, the law of exchange. We are part of nature, therefore, just like how the universe will end not with a bang due to entropy, so are we. Edit: This is just an opinion with no extensive research, thank you for your time :)

  24. dHarvey FTW
    dHarvey FTW
    Uur geleden

    I am the ancient one

  25. Phattrick
    Uur geleden

    Bill Gates money, great

  26. 4350 King of The Hill
    4350 King of The Hill
    Uur geleden

    Do you subscribe to Waking Up by Sam Harris?

  27. Miha Sušnik
    Miha Sušnik
    Uur geleden

    Is it really the case that people do not get an occasion to debate nowadays? Or is it that we do, but when we do, every side just keeps reaffirming their own view? We could ask ourselves why that's the case. A very good point in the video, that "if everyone else was just using logic, everything would be fine" is a very limited view, but it didn't take us far enough. People need to learn to understand and respect emotions. Because when someone feels a certain way, that is a fact. This is the real barrier to "reasoned debates". This is especially for people crticising the "fake news" state of the world, who love to value "reason" above how others feel, to learn.

  28. Willow
    Uur geleden


  29. Roye Fang
    Roye Fang
    Uur geleden

    2:59 my brain at 3 am

  30. optimistic nihilist
    optimistic nihilist
    Uur geleden

    Something that wasn't mentioned was lying. People can have an incentive to lie to the detriment of others. Then, conversation can be used to manipulate, so in turn other people are paranoid about others fooling them, so they shut down to themselves and don't like to discuss things. Also, people don't like getting told they are wrong for some reason, so they get really emotionally invested in an argument like their life depends on it. That seems like an issue.

  31. Tushar Garg
    Tushar Garg
    2 uur geleden

    Why isn't stuff like this , critical thinking , taught at a school level ( It wasn't in my time at least - is it today ? ) Edit: literal goosebumps watching this video - especially towards the end. Thank you Michael.

  32. Willow
    2 uur geleden


  33. Joshua Lilley
    Joshua Lilley
    2 uur geleden

    Michael: ' I am not an elephant ' Logic: Therefore... I am not cool :(

  34. Marian Bogdan Neagoe
    Marian Bogdan Neagoe
    2 uur geleden

    Hy Michael, what do you prepare for us in the future, another season of mind field?

  35. Fully Over Yall
    Fully Over Yall
    2 uur geleden

    The next video is just gonna be "shut up and do communism!"

  36. Bradley Ticehurst
    Bradley Ticehurst
    2 uur geleden

    If reason comes from available information, isn't it crucial to consider where the majority get their information? If one was to reverse engineer reason by curating information for the masses (mainstream media/social media ect) one could hijack the process to produce a desired result, correct?

  37. 52Hz Whale
    52Hz Whale
    2 uur geleden


  38. pagamenews
    2 uur geleden

    Water vapor is a dangerous gas? I need to stop drinking tea!

    2 uur geleden


  40. optimistic nihilist
    optimistic nihilist
    2 uur geleden

    "Whether a species can extend their empathy can be the Great Filter"

  41. Dimitri Andreou
    Dimitri Andreou
    2 uur geleden

    Oh noes! How would a technologically hyper-advanced civilization will ever cope with...a slightly higher probability of storms and droughts! 🤔

  42. JC Foster Takes It To The Moon
    JC Foster Takes It To The Moon
    2 uur geleden

    Freaking loving this video, I've been thinking about all this stuff lately. Dang.

  43. aka Kitsune
    aka Kitsune
    2 uur geleden

    How to reduce the emissions of the factories? Outsource the factories to the Moon!

  44. Saurabh Raj
    Saurabh Raj
    2 uur geleden

    7:29 Shri Krishna

  45. Fabian Caceres Grandon
    Fabian Caceres Grandon
    2 uur geleden

    What a great video and I just met Kialo, the platform for rational debate, yesterday. This must be a sign

  46. Weltraum Affe
    Weltraum Affe
    2 uur geleden

    “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” - Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski

  47. HexedCat
    3 uur geleden

    I think you saved America Micheal

  48. Mihai
    3 uur geleden

    This is the best youtube channel. This is how youtube should look like, instead it's full of garbage, but treasures can be found inside this garbage dump, and this is vsauce.

  49. SotraEngine4
    3 uur geleden

    16:33 And endurance running. We are some of the best species on endurance running

  50. SotraEngine4
    3 uur geleden

    14:15 Soms people actually do do that consciously, because the brain didn’t invest in developing that system Tbh Inferring that everyone does that is ableist towards people with autism It would be better to say that it means most people, as there are exceptions

  51. Random Guy
    Random Guy
    3 uur geleden

    A HyperObject like Nazis trying to stifle evolution. "Climate Disaster" you mean the Global Warm-onger by all those nukes going off? There is so much bitch like behavior in this video. This video should have been about the evils of opterant conditioning necromancy, heuristical logic exploits, assertivism mutual assured destruction, and the NLP agenda.

  52. Antylics
    3 uur geleden

    cancel culture idiots on twitter need this video so badly

  53. Matthew Lanning
    Matthew Lanning
    3 uur geleden

    2011 all over again

    3 uur geleden

    thank you for this video

  55. AniKhang
    3 uur geleden

    I have literally never heard of a lottocracy but what a wild idea, yeesh

  56. DRISZI
    3 uur geleden


  57. Dux Angus
    Dux Angus
    3 uur geleden

    A lottocracy sounds very interesting and I think it would be quite effective even possibly at a larger scale, but WHO controls the random selection? If it's possible for a jury and or judge to be bought out or "personally" selected by one of the sides in a court case and politicians at any level, so to can the randomly selected people for the lottocracy.

  58. Shashank Laur
    Shashank Laur
    3 uur geleden

    You make NLlike worth it. They should be grateful.

  59. Petar-Vasilij Sivcev
    Petar-Vasilij Sivcev
    3 uur geleden

    Did anyone notice how his watch keeps appearing and disappearing!!!???

  60. Neo lo Jizzm
    Neo lo Jizzm
    3 uur geleden

    Meaningful words spoken here

    3 uur geleden


  62. Iz Just Meh
    Iz Just Meh
    3 uur geleden

    i feel like i wasn't allowed to watch this because i would know the secret

  63. Dexter J
    Dexter J
    3 uur geleden

    Every fucking time.. Thanks V sauce for reminding me that not constantly adapting makes me stupid. The end of this made me cry, when you hear people articulating thoughts you've cultivated like they were the last tomato

  64. Rik Thunder
    Rik Thunder
    3 uur geleden

    took me a bit. but I now understand the married/unmarried puzzle after a few minutes of thinking -.-° not quite immediately though.

  65. Madison Wisconsin
    Madison Wisconsin
    3 uur geleden

    Sounds like Vsauce is a fan of big brother making our decisions for us since we are apparently unreasonable.

  66. IJakeMe
    3 uur geleden

    You know what doesn't have reason? " Justice " I can throw myself out the window call 9-11 and just say that the guy below me did this to me and he'll go to Jail for a long time where is your reasoning now huh?

  67. crimson90
    3 uur geleden

    Ah, yes, Pepe Sylvia. He doesn't exist, but he's everywhere.

  68. spambot71
    4 uur geleden

    14:13 so i guess he's not autistic then

  69. Psinfoni
    4 uur geleden

    a video packed with many REASONS that many things are wrong in this world, cuz its not often about reasoning its about money and power... and a true honest discussion about facts is sometimes hard when some scientists are corrupt and paid to state false information so that the outcome is that what some powerful person wanted it to be. i like the idea of tha randomness that surely could give better results than this where only the billionaires do everything they want and if they do it wrong... well heck delete that information with all the power you got so that only the good parts of you show true... (like gates... wasnt he on "child pleasure island" with his millionaire friend who tortured a lot of children... then his friend killed himself and his wife stated it all after she was sent to prison... wonder what the REASON was to go on that private island) if the people would be all like vsauce it would be great but sadly theres only one vsauce ever born

  70. System Reality
    System Reality
    4 uur geleden

    How can i add turkish subtitles to this video ?

  71. Thisisntanoption
    4 uur geleden

    Nice, the first city shown growing is las vegas

  72. Afif Farhati
    Afif Farhati
    4 uur geleden

    Anyone wants to actually discuss the video instead of memes like the rest of the comments? I want to seek more knowledge and thoughts about the subject but i don't know where to start...

  73. Mr. computer
    Mr. computer
    4 uur geleden

    All fun and games till you realise hes actually a ancient god

  74. Jackson Masiel
    Jackson Masiel
    4 uur geleden

    A lot of these same topics are touched on in Moral Tribes by Joshua Greene. Super interesting stuff

  75. Boss Boy
    Boss Boy
    4 uur geleden

    The issue is tolerance, people are not torerant of thoughts that aren't the same as theirs, which unfortunately leads to people shouting

  76. Joel Bondurant
    Joel Bondurant
    4 uur geleden

    Bitcoin fixes this.

  77. Jimmy Baller
    Jimmy Baller
    4 uur geleden

    The great sin of reason is not admitting fallibility. Great content. Listened to the whole thing.

  78. Rogann McFall
    Rogann McFall
    4 uur geleden

    Bill gates is a monster

  79. Adil Hussain
    Adil Hussain
    4 uur geleden

    These videos used to be more appealing and entertaining.

  80. Natdl
    4 uur geleden

    How many people turned it off when they heard the name Bill Gates…😂

  81. jamesmiller
    4 uur geleden

    new vsauce video, new existential crisis

  82. Saksham
    4 uur geleden

    No one is taking about that hand behind Michael 5:57

  83. Nick Schmneck
    Nick Schmneck
    4 uur geleden

    The insinuations to political figures and the leftist ideology is very evident in this video, sad to see from what i thought was an unbiased science channel

  84. NerdWorldNinja FoldingSpaceTime
    NerdWorldNinja FoldingSpaceTime
    4 uur geleden

    In a Quantum Reality We Already Are The Ancients...

  85. Attackoramic
    5 uur geleden

    Vsauce: how do you rethink everything? Me: *grabs a bat*

  86. BlockyShapes
    5 uur geleden

    “We will all someday be the ancients” yes, as long as we cut down on those emissions you were talking about. If not, we might not be ancient to that many people.

  87. Fernando Barros
    Fernando Barros
    5 uur geleden

    How? Ecosocialism.

  88. Chris Webber
    Chris Webber
    5 uur geleden

  89. Mahesh Bandara Wijerathna
    Mahesh Bandara Wijerathna
    5 uur geleden

    This is proof that NLlike content can have actual value. Even if it's just a guy sitting and talking to the camera for 30 minutes.

  90. Dennis Albert
    Dennis Albert
    5 uur geleden

    Reasoning = algorithm

  91. John Thimakis
    John Thimakis
    5 uur geleden

    Thanks so much for sharing. 😎👌🏼

  92. gooneybird808
    5 uur geleden

    fuck ya dog! well said

  93. Boss Boy
    Boss Boy
    5 uur geleden

    Its a bleak future

  94. Lilian Tavares
    Lilian Tavares
    5 uur geleden

    you’re actually arriving to the opposite conclusion from Zizek

  95. Yeahdoh
    5 uur geleden

    What a great video

  96. Joepags23
    5 uur geleden

    Great job Michael you've earned awesome elephant status

  97. Biomirth
    5 uur geleden

    Sometimes out of frustration I want Michael to be wrong, but he knocked this so far out of the park I'm going to not be back till the 11th inning fetching it.

  98. Tama Huntley
    Tama Huntley
    5 uur geleden

    The amount of people that don't think about this stuff on their own it's funny

  99. Michael Gabel
    Michael Gabel
    5 uur geleden

    This is a great argument for conservatism. Based on time tested principles.

    1. GonnSolo
      5 uur geleden

      Did you watch the video?

  100. xVect
    5 uur geleden

    When Michael said that you don’t actually analyze people’s individual body movements and body language to come to conclusion that they’re upset, he obviously doesn’t have bpd.