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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  • I love you and always will but ever since 9/11 Bill Gates has not been thinking clearly and has way too much of a misguided ego to be followed or trusted by me...

    Jon DenewethJon Deneweth12 mínútum síðan
  • I think that Empathy is the most important thing to have properly developed( over-developed is always better :) ) when doing NON-Logical reasoning

    Daniel EngsvängDaniel Engsväng22 mínútum síðan
  • Wow you are seeing this 8 years from now

    FteZFteZ28 mínútum síðan
  • Last few videos haven't showed up in my sub feed. This one included.

    Progster0192Progster019236 mínútum síðan
  • The way Vsauce talks about how lone reasoning works lines up with the neuropsychological premise of the interpreter module which is responsible for, among many other things, constructing reasons for why a view was formed or choice was made _after_ the act occured. He basically mentioned that point but it's another explicit reason why lone reasoning is so limited and group reasoning can calm the churn. A corollary of the value of group reasoning to limit the sometimes arbitrary interpreter module is that having multiple viewpoints not only helps the reasoning of different individuals within the group become more cohesive but it also helps each individual's reasoning better coalesce and make more sense of the cacophony of output our massively parallel brains are constantly churning out.

    solidXxXtunasolidXxXtuna38 mínútum síðan
  • I think this is brilliant. Could honestly talk all day about this subject with you..... hell any subject, you have a beautiful mind. The one thing that nags at me about this idea is the people that just want to wth the world burn. What happens when they get the vote on a serious issue?

    Dillon SterlingDillon SterlingKlukkustund síðan
  • I am Techno-Sapian.

    Dillon SterlingDillon Sterling2 klukkustundum síðan
  • i love you michael (no homo)

    signsofevilsignsofevil2 klukkustundum síðan
  • " partnership with Bill Gates..." I'm out.

    TIm RichesTIm Riches2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Can't wait to see you all in 8 years. See you later!

    Owen MayerOwen Mayer3 klukkustundum síðan
  • this is a tough video but super important i think most people should see

    ninjxxittyninjxxitty3 klukkustundum síðan
  • every time Vinesauce Michael uploads my brain gets fatter and richer in protein

    Venn 413Venn 4133 klukkustundum síðan
  • It's not a Vsauce video until the ominous music kicks in

    Abbas SakinaAbbas Sakina3 klukkustundum síðan
  • see u next year

    Filip RochFilip Roch3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Kurzeurgestat definitely made a video on the great filter

    eXtract.7eXtract.73 klukkustundum síðan
  • 1 Like = 1 more hope for an AWESOME-OMETER

    dave demolisherdave demolisher3 klukkustundum síðan
  • the reason puzzle got me ngl i tried to think with reason but still came to the conclusion theres not enough evidence. i didnt consider the full answer

    ninjxxittyninjxxitty3 klukkustundum síðan
  • You teamed up with dr evil to perpetuate a hoax. Not very smert.

    Demarcus BlackDemarcus Black4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Who 'down-votes' beautifully articulated thoroughly explicated philosophical analysis?

    Mark LucasMark Lucas4 klukkustundum síðan
  • People, what a bunch of bastards

    Law RayLaw Ray4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Can I like this video like ten times?

    Luka PetkovicLuka Petkovic5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Your proposal at the end was so...reasonable. Also, there are definitely people who don't pick up on those nonverbal cues though, e.g. people with an autism spectrum disorder.

    LPLP6 klukkustundum síðan
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    Michael TangMichael Tang6 klukkustundum síðan
  • 14:15 - 14:47 What I am really missing here is a mentioning of the mechanism of "mirroring". As human beings we are (mostly) hardcoded to "mirror" our other, the person we engage with, usually in conversations, less often when merely sitting back and observing people. (i) It is actually so basic to the ways we engage with the world and our methods of learning, that most people never realize it: when another human being displays certain mimikry, we instinctively replicate those (if you're not a psyhopath or sociopath(ii) that is); we laugh when they laugh, yawn when they yawn. Thus, our brain can trace back the emotions tied to those expressions and infer the state our other (the person in front of us) is in. Call it - emotional deduction, if you will. No reason needed. I often wonder, how different this all plays out, with autistic people, who usually struggle with this. Maybe the first step, the "mirroring" itself, is blocked? Because, if they "put their mind to it" they are actually as sensitive to understanding others emotions, as others, or even better... On a somewhat unrelated note: the ways in which this video differentiates between qualitatively different kinds of reasoning and decision making is very lacking (borderline non-existent); and most of the confusion stems from that. When people get shown said cards a second time, sneaking some fakes in, they are NOT asked the same question; the task is fundamently different. (iii) To act surprised by the "paradox" outcome is actually a case of intellectual sleight of hand, as you fudged the test. The test-setup thus results in nothing but a blatant non sequitur; interesting, maybe, for the people involved, but no more than being shown a magic trick, w/o actually enlightening them about how tve deceit actually worked. i) the emotionally less exhausting method, and thus preferrable for introverts. ii) the latter usually become very apt at faking it to manipulate their surrounding, though iii) this, btw., is also the secret behind the monthy hall problem: not mathematics! But linguistics! The question asked in phase 1 and that in phase 2 ae fundamentally different! The unspoken rules of the game (never opening the door with the big prize in phase 1, to keep the game alive for phase2) are hiding the true nature of each decision... It's a problem of language, *not numbers or probabilities!*

    PyrrhoVonHyperboreaPyrrhoVonHyperborea7 klukkustundum síðan
  • damn, this video hits hard about everything in our daily life

    il gabrielil gabriel7 klukkustundum síðan
  • I feel like this video requires re-watching several times just for all the information and import to sink in. The vast majority of viewers here, probably including myself, will go ok great I agree with everything in the video, but ultimately will do nothing to change the current situation. It's easier to do nothing. Another survival instinct.

    Matthew CruikshankMatthew Cruikshank8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Im so glad I found this channel i hope you’ll never stop uploading videos unless you die ofc. But you get my point🐸💕.

    unknown 0101unknown 01018 klukkustundum síðan
  • Vsauce should play a game called The Witness.

    Orange MonksOrange Monks9 klukkustundum síðan
  • I love this so much. This video not only gave me so much to understand in order to grow, but also left me a comforting feeling. Somehow it feels like there are answers and solutions.

    JainLaFleurJainLaFleur9 klukkustundum síðan
  • this motif is also explored in Warhammer 40k universe... specifically concerning the orcs.

    John KimJohn Kim10 klukkustundum síðan
  • I feel like Billy hired the sauceman to shill his anti-independent thought, science/vaccine, depopulation agenda

    JoshTelevisionJoshTelevision10 klukkustundum síðan
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    Jeremy HatcliffJeremy Hatcliff10 klukkustundum síðan
  • If my teachers showed the same interest as you do in what they were teaching, I would have been interested in what they were teaching.

    b L o O db L o O d10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Climate change propaganda paid by Bill Gates. Not you too, Vsauce.

    34th Vertebrae34th Vertebrae11 klukkustundum síðan
  • While this is great and all, I think the main fault lies in treating the general populous as a block of people compared to other 'important' blocks that keep a nation running. For example, If a resource makes more profit in some way compared to the population, then priority will be put on said resource, and the few people managing it. Coming back to the same situation of a lot of power in the hand of a few people. Since a lot of the world is based on the idea of treating people as blocks that are equivalent to resources and can be paid less attention to. The entire nation falls apart and the idea of a crowd making a decision just doesn't work. And the only way to stop this is by making the people have a revolution but if the people are too uneducated and starved to make a revolution. Or the leader of the revolution themself might become a worse problem. The only way I can think of is by the interference of some other nation that doesn't treat its people like blocks...Which I can't think of. Can people here help me come to a proper method or conclusion?

    Cipher MKCipher MK11 klukkustundum síðan
  • 13:34 firmly grasp it

    William JalaliWilliam Jalali11 klukkustundum síðan
  • I don't know if anyone has posted it in the comments so far but a fun psychological experiment in the context of reasoning and social interactions goes like this: So you want to go in front of someone in a queue (for example you both want to use the bathroom in a public place but there is a line since the bathroom is at full capacity). In the control condition you just ask the person in front of you "Could I go in front of you?" In the experimental condition you ask the person in front of you "Could I go in front of you because I need to get in front." People will let you go in front more often in the experimental condition. So even though you don't actually give a reason but sound like you give a reason to your plea it'll convince people easier to give in. This works in a lot of other contexts too of course.

    HerosanojHerosanoj11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Why didn't you talk about geoengineering

    Harshita SHarshita S12 klukkustundum síðan
  • If we even well be alive for 15 years so if we are still alive then we are lucky

    عبدالرب /aboodعبدالرب /abood12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Wow this is a great video with some solid ideas. Good going all these years later!

    Ethan RushbrookEthan Rushbrook13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Your body is your mind, if you give it the time of day you can feel thoughts.

    A IA I13 klukkustundum síðan
  • why isnt this boi president of the united states yet ?

    Ooga BoogaOoga Booga14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Once again, an episode worthy of applause. Thank you

    HazrhonHazrhon15 klukkustundum síðan
  • lottocracy sounds pretty great--at least worth a shot. Let's try it!

    xekindxekind15 klukkustundum síðan
  • And as always... thanks for making these videos

    Ismael AbufonIsmael Abufon15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Michael: I’ll be cool when pigs fly...... but when WILL pigs fly. *music intensifies*

    xXDARK AnimeXxxXDARK AnimeXx15 klukkustundum síðan
  • i wish all the people who watches this 6 years later a very pleasant evening

    venomfakiuvenomfakiu16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Vsauce's style have aged so well... These is some good fucking shit to get into your mind for the insignificant effort of opening the youtube app and clicking on the algorithm's suggestion... This is some quality content man.

    Manuel CamilliManuel Camilli16 klukkustundum síðan
  • "One day we'll be the ancients, and we can choose what that will mean" ... 👌 hit the spot.

    Manuel CamilliManuel Camilli16 klukkustundum síðan
  • subtitles having a stroke every 5 minutes

    VexiaVexia16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Good job Michael. This truly is the future of Reasoning. Thank you for bringing the masses along. People are complacent and need a shake up in what they think reasoning is, how it's done, how reliable they think their own reasoning and worldview is (clearly not reliable at all, but all people, including those claiming to be reasonable, rational and scientific, are genuinely pained to admit this currently and that needs to change), and how we are going to take this forward in the next 50 years.

    Jai SinghJai Singh17 klukkustundum síðan
  • If you are looking for conspiracy theorists, click 'Sort By' and then 'New'

    Lawson RheaLawson Rhea17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey Vsauce, Reason here!

    MrOvergryphMrOvergryph17 klukkustundum síðan
  • bro... michael out here calling every american citizen out rn! We are all complacent, shut-ins that continously feed our own confirmation bias. And rely on media figure heads to justify our own inaction. Why do we all have "jokes" that we know in the back of our minds are true but feel too powerless to stand against it

    nick thompsonnick thompson17 klukkustundum síðan
  • What an amazing piece of philosophy.

    Sebastian GilSebastian Gil18 klukkustundum síðan
  • How do we actually know anything

    Digitalx GamesDigitalx Games19 klukkustundum síðan
  • The music is not as good as it was.

    Kind KenderKind Kender20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Are we there yet?

    Andrew GravesAndrew Graves20 klukkustundum síðan
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    Gassy AstronomerGassy Astronomer21 klukkustund síðan
  • That means reasoning can be improved if we combined consciousness of different individuals in a virtual system ? The combined entity will have a more accurate reason as it is a mixture of perspectives ! The conclusion thus resulting to stronger reasoning.

    Harshit ChaurasiaHarshit Chaurasia21 klukkustund síðan
  • Democracy lead us to where were are now, so the answer is more democracy? This ain't it chief. We need a change of economic relationships not just different make up for the same oligarchy-friendly system. Your sponsor Bill Gates needs to go and stay go.

    Agora1Agora121 klukkustund síðan
  • Did we find mushrooms on mars?

    Recruit LucierRecruit Lucier21 klukkustund síðan
  • It think this channel is my only source of deep philosophical subject matter...

    Icewind007Icewind00721 klukkustund síðan
  • The fuck is going on in this comment section?

    Isaac WilcoxIsaac Wilcox21 klukkustund síðan
  • No no no. Our hands are our brains personal assistants

    Doge BoiDoge Boi21 klukkustund síðan
  • National Deliberation Day!!!

    MrBananabomber123MrBananabomber12322 klukkustundum síðan
  • 29:20 *Becoming the teachers will never happen until we first humble ourselves & learn to become better students.*

    Christian PrepperChristian Prepper22 klukkustundum síðan
  • 26:44 *BAD IDEA: Learn from "experts"??? And who gets to choose the "experts" that are allowed to shape the opinions of the "voters".*

    Christian PrepperChristian Prepper22 klukkustundum síðan
  • 25:28 *The Left are against "talking through their opinions" - calm, unemotional, reasonable discussion. They've just jumped straight to censorship/cancel culture. As society acclimates to people being "disappeared" their next step will by private execution of those socially unacceptable, politically incorrect.*

    Christian PrepperChristian Prepper22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Climate change is quite common with the current corona virus. Altough there's a lot of warnings, we people tend to talk things down until it's too late. People adopted too much to the current state of living and they also enjoy it too much so they don't feel the urge to change anything, and sadly this affects too many people so nothing will change until it's too late.

    YunishaaYunishaa22 klukkustundum síðan
  • So... the future is for non-political, non-religious people... cool!

    madneonmadneon23 klukkustundum síðan
  • *Who else would enjoy a copy of the Vsauce soundtrack?*

    Christian PrepperChristian Prepper23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Ignoring climate change is like ignoring covid and continuing spreading. Humans are stupid enough to ignore it. It's simply a matter of intellect to remain existent or going extinct. We aren't smart.

    ShepardShepard23 klukkustundum síðan
  • vsauce, advocating for revolution, agaaaaaain.

    jake michaeljake michael23 klukkustundum síðan
  • What is Vsauce talking about in his videos ?

    Tashan PunchTashan PunchDegi Síðan síðan
    • To be open-minded and think for yourself.

      madneonmadneon23 klukkustundum síðan
  • It appears to me that we have used our intelligence to the point where fewer and fewer people can learn enough about any subject to be able to explain it to the rest of us, leading all of us to a position of being too big for our britches and being caught with our pants down, Mother Nature will bite us in the ass, leaving us to start all over again in the stone age.

    Jack HubleyJack HubleyDegi Síðan síðan
  • Minds is a metaphor for the patterns in the brain.

    Kaiser BasileusKaiser BasileusDegi Síðan síðan
  • Hey Michael you should do one for ‘why we sound bad when we hear our own audios’

    SAINTSSAINTSDegi Síðan síðan
  • 0:05 Its in the water, swimming

    Radoslaw SzymulaRadoslaw SzymulaDegi Síðan síðan
  • "One day we will be the ancients, and we can choose what that means." Bro, that hit

    Sean WSean WDegi Síðan síðan
  • I find it fascinating how Michael is always trying to show the viewer these concepts and explore these ideas but most of the viewers can't really comprehend the information like Michael does. Sure the viewer can acknowledge the information's presence but can't comprehend it. I will love the day Michael uploads a indepth video about mental filters and how many humans are somewhat incapable of comprehending information due to mental filters. Hopefully Michael is able to comprehend mental filters like how I like to see them

    Alexander RamirezAlexander RamirezDegi Síðan síðan
  • But If those selections have to be random, How will we know if those selections are TRULY Random? Those could be rigged to.

    Nishant BodkheNishant BodkheDegi Síðan síðan
  • my president

    Leo GeronimoLeo GeronimoDegi Síðan síðan
  • Love the finales

    Troy Turner IITroy Turner IIDegi Síðan síðan
  • The idealistic future described at the end of the video is exactly what Charles Hoskinson is attempting to provide with the Cardano platform.

    ShawnShawnDegi Síðan síðan
  • C02 is not causing climate change. It doesn't take much investigation into this to realize that the IPCC is lying. Your alliance with Bill Gates is disturbing. Whatcha need is Jesus Christ.

    Rishi KyleRishi KyleDegi Síðan síðan
  • I needed this one, this is why this channel is one of my favs

    Soul IntentSoul IntentDegi Síðan síðan
  • video starts at 7:34

    naked kingnaked kingDegi Síðan síðan
    • No, at 00:01

      ViviLouFViviLouF23 klukkustundum síðan
  • michael: "reason" me: REASON WILL PREVAIL

    soffa93soffa93Degi Síðan síðan
    • Lol

      raj shekarraj shekarDegi Síðan síðan
  • 30 minutes of nonsense... life is short don't waste it... says nothing... not even a thing...

    Suha EsenSuha EsenDegi Síðan síðan
  • I’m impressed you didn’t mention Neuralink and Blockchain :) such a cool vid

    Diego PoncianoDiego PoncianoDegi Síðan síðan
  • Woah.

    NyashNyashDegi Síðan síðan
  • 04:19 welcome to social sciences!! 🤣❤️

    sergiosodacoolsergiosodacoolDegi Síðan síðan
  • #decolonize

    Foggy CrawFoggy CrawDegi Síðan síðan
  • 🙊

    Nikola JokovicNikola JokovicDegi Síðan síðan
  • 7777

    Nikola JokovicNikola JokovicDegi Síðan síðan
  • I only ask, but why?

    NickDangerThirdGuyNickDangerThirdGuyDegi Síðan síðan
  • just confess? Micheal: Vsauce, micheal here.

    seeni gztyseeni gztyDegi Síðan síðan
  • i love when i feel like a goddamn genius after i watch like 20 of your videos and look closer into them online. you should link all the sources as well so I can look at the topics from there

    Atomic SausageAtomic SausageDegi Síðan síðan
  • There is no future of reason

    A JA JDegi Síðan síðan
    • a friend first recommended this channel to me but I found this to be one of your best videos to date, as it spoke to me on a personal level. I've been thinking a lot about the hig

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