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 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:
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  • Sorry bro there are people who are better at reasoning and, I don't think reasonings purpose is socially sourced. I get that studies were doing to come to these conclusions, remembering that speculation and assumption are huge parts of many peoples thought process.

    Sean SmithSean Smith40 minuuttia sitten
  • "Where is your mind" This line is good for a Vsauce out of context.

    Angela Jumjums sisterAngela Jumjums sister46 minuuttia sitten
  • Bro just read Marx ffs

    Chips ZedChips Zed54 minuuttia sitten
  • I've been watching your videos for a long time and today I realized that I didn't subscribe yet. I'm sorry. 😂

    Abdul samadAbdul samadTunti sitten
  • extreme storms are extreme and storms

    AxeaAxeaTunti sitten
  • I’m disappointed in Vsauce for teaming up with bill gates amid the controversy surrounding him right now-vsauce content isn’t even that good either lately compared to past videos IMO, just watch the video what is down to see peak vsauce compared to this rubbish

    B DubB DubTunti sitten
  • Yo, Vsauce. I just got this idea about a video. "Will you remember this video?". So, what can one do, to plant a memory in one's brain forever? How are memories even stored? Most importantly: could you make the random viewer remember the video, which is based on this exact idea??

    Tobias Skovlund KlosterTobias Skovlund Kloster2 tuntia sitten
  • The amount of nuance he delivers is heavy

    taly4lifetaly4life2 tuntia sitten
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    Latesha PresleyLatesha Presley2 tuntia sitten
  • Your head will collapse, but there's nothing in it and you'll ask yourself: 0:05

    Levan VelijanashviliLevan Velijanashvili2 tuntia sitten
  • When you predict what Michael is going to say and say it with him

    kolim jonekolim jone2 tuntia sitten
  • Don't waste your money on Bill Gates' book. He only offers solutions if he can make money. I can tell you what he says for free: Animal agriculture is one of the main drivers of climate disaster. Adopt a plant-based diet and cut your greenhouse gas emissions by more than half. Don't fall for this -> 24:28 This is everyone's responsibility.

    WeissM89WeissM893 tuntia sitten
    • opinion and more rational voice for the future for generations to come.

      kolim jonekolim jone2 tuntia sitten
  • i understand nothing

    SANairSANair3 tuntia sitten

    Lewis RainwaterLewis Rainwater4 tuntia sitten
  • Liberty. Limited government.

    blightmoonblightmoon4 tuntia sitten
  • It would have been nice to see some direct references to existing political theory and practice in here - these principles have been written about extensively and incorporated into successful societies already - it's just that these successes have been actively hidden. If anyone's interested, look at Rojava's implementation of Bookchin's communalism; the EZLNs incorporation of libertarian communist thought; foundational anarchist works like 'God and the State'; pieces on psychological egoism, like 'The Ego and It's Own'; or pieces of syndicalist, council communist and libertarian Marxist theory.

    OliverOliver5 tuntia sitten
  • This video in a Nutshell: Its not a bug, Its a FEATURE.

    21 Muhammad Ikram21 Muhammad Ikram5 tuntia sitten
  • With this information, what do we say about the UAP element in our skies now? Do we get to start reasoning together on the subject, or are we going to continue with the open ridicule and hand waving? Because if "they" can reason with humans, we have the best shot at solving all of our current problems.

    Transcend the great divideTranscend the great divide6 tuntia sitten
  • You are how to basic

    OZAN AKTEPEOZAN AKTEPE6 tuntia sitten
  • We will one day be the ancients.. let that sink in

    أبو عربأبو عرب6 tuntia sitten
  • As always, Michael never disappoints, very interesting video, I really liked the "lottocracy" thing. Once I got to similar conclusion that something like this would be better for the democracy process.

    Alvaro BRAlvaro BR7 tuntia sitten
  • Okay, what?! I was with you nodding along until you said "But what if reasoning wasn't built for what we've become?" 🤯 This is both scary and cool. Lottocracy doesn't really sound that much better than democracy, or at least what democracy is supposed to be. Lottocracy just sounds like complete random, whereas the idea of "the crowd" managing to average out the results would indicate that the idea of democracy (in theory, not in practice) should end up with the best results, no?

    NozzaNozza7 tuntia sitten
  • I miss his old music

    Rhyan MRhyan M7 tuntia sitten
  • Who would win? A professional scientist with multiple degrees in said fields OR A funny bearded man with glasses

    DefinitNotKevDefinitNotKev7 tuntia sitten
  • 26:18 "lottocracy" was used in ancient Athens for various public positions

    SilentLoL LoleRSilentLoL LoleR7 tuntia sitten
  • @Vsauce you mention the average guess for # of jelly beans is more accurate but you don’t mention whether that is the value people actually come to when deliberating as a group. Do certain voices dominate and the groups guess is swayed more in that way? Are there individuals who’s guess is even more accurate than the group average? And if so wouldn’t them leading be more effective, sort of like a meritocracy

    tmosh55tmosh558 tuntia sitten
  • In case you’re finding 1:57

    karrotkarrot8 tuntia sitten
  • the vsauce drop is in 6 min of the video wow, that took longer than expected

    DenizDeniz8 tuntia sitten
  • What a motivating ending, challenging me to instead of being so apathetic about my time on earth and the time I take place in, to instead step up and clear head, form a better opinion and more rational voice for the future for generations to come.

    Krunk CobainKrunk Cobain8 tuntia sitten
  • Michael, how do you feel about blockchains and decentralized consensus mechanisms as a potential solution to this problem? Cheers.

    Jack LemosJack Lemos9 tuntia sitten
  • I'm was pretty sure you were going to say "this is why we need CARDANO! (ADA)".... =)

    Dark MatterDark Matter9 tuntia sitten
  • *100% of the things Vsauce teaches us, we care for, want to know and need to know. *Approximately 37% of what we learn or have learnt in school, we actually need in life. *in conclusion...... I learn from this guy

    Abi BAbi B10 tuntia sitten
  • what???????

    Harsh Wardhan Singh MundiHarsh Wardhan Singh Mundi10 tuntia sitten
  • How can we start this?

    bird Samorabird Samora10 tuntia sitten
  • This video is so right! If only those with political opinions that are different from mine watched this video and learned how they can improve their reasoning!

    CurrentlyCurrently11 tuntia sitten
  • omg omg omg omg vsauce video

    Wilson JCByrdWilson JCByrd11 tuntia sitten
  • Michael has never been the same since he drank the earth tea.

    Brayan GuzmanBrayan Guzman12 tuntia sitten
  • I hope people talk about vsauce in 500 years

    MaxieMaxMaxieMax12 tuntia sitten
  • I had already seen a video about the Ancient Athens way of government by randomly electing people to temporarily serve as officials and always found the idea fascinating. It would eliminate sooo many problems with our failed "democracy" (but which is really a "representative republic"). Though no doubt introducing new ones in turn. Still, it would be a fascinating experiment for a small country to do and see how that goes.

    bennemannbennemann12 tuntia sitten
  • I weep in the realization that I didn’t see this right when it came out

    Beth DukesonBeth Dukeson12 tuntia sitten
  • Losing myself in the beat around 14 mins lol

    Sam SnowmanSam Snowman12 tuntia sitten
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    riaan groenewaldriaan groenewald12 tuntia sitten
  • are you and uncle dane connected????

    kona momentkona moment13 tuntia sitten
  • Watching this video made me realize just how much human behavior I don't show...

    Poppy WoodsPoppy Woods13 tuntia sitten
  • Dad's back with the milk.

    ToastyToasty13 tuntia sitten
  • When the beat drop hits yk ur mind is about to be blown

    CHAAND- FICHAAND- FI13 tuntia sitten
  • "We don't have measuring-tape tentacles that shoot from our eyes" Speak for yourself.

    bennemannbennemann15 tuntia sitten
  • 15:27 Now we know why people prefer nVidia over AMD.

    AntilliAntilli15 tuntia sitten
  • "This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates"

    Smug SheepSmug Sheep16 tuntia sitten
  • Partnering with Bill Gates????? I thought better of this channel....

    BradBrad16 tuntia sitten
  • "The impact of emissions on our planet is not gonna be the last hyper object we face" He has so much faith is us!

    Doc FolarinDoc Folarin16 tuntia sitten
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    Abhay SastryAbhay Sastry16 tuntia sitten
  • This whole video was basically just a half hour long "No, you!"

    lars larsenlars larsen16 tuntia sitten
  • Dude, I thought you were smart enough to know not to get involved with Bill "I wanna control the world population thru vaccines that sterilize women" Gates. How do you reconcile that info? Hint: you don't, you quit associating w/ douche bags! Smh...

    Farmer J1sFarmer J1s18 tuntia sitten
  • Can I do “why do we punish”

    Elliott NunezElliott Nunez18 tuntia sitten
  • Read the caption my friends... Sponsored by Gates of Hell 👎👎👎👎👎

    Konscious KatKonscious Kat18 tuntia sitten
    • wtf

      lecotatutalecotatuta9 tuntia sitten
  • Someone :I can't walk Vsause : or can you

    X_shifted detroidX_shifted detroid19 tuntia sitten

    William Austin-KingWilliam Austin-King19 tuntia sitten
  • Reason has gone to shit. People are stupid nowadays.

    Canadian FoodCanadian Food20 tuntia sitten
  • Brain malfunction

    Visiionz _Visiionz _20 tuntia sitten
  • tell me friend, when did michael the wise abandoned reason for madness ?!?!?

    Zygimantas StanaitisZygimantas Stanaitis20 tuntia sitten
  • Yo this Bill Gates partnership seems a little poorly timed now with his Epstein connections hitting the news again.

    Jason KJason K20 tuntia sitten
  • bro why did you have to open my 3rd eye like that

    Anime Girl Not FoundAnime Girl Not Found20 tuntia sitten
  • The content, the presentation, hehe, the reason used for this was outstanding. Thanks.

    James FinnertyJames Finnerty21 tunti sitten
  • This open my eyes on a lot. The most important is now I won't try so hard to win debates or arguments. Even if I am "right" my experiences and thought process are why I see it that way.

    Donald DarkoDonald Darko22 tuntia sitten
  • To contribute to the "wisdom of crowds" in the line of “lottocracy” he mentions “people paid to learn from experts” (as to cast their vote on political issues) but who will control who is the “expert” and what are those expert preconceived ideological leanings (that are almost inevitable)? And who determines the range of experts that could exist to offer nuances of whatever field is offered on a subject? There is little room for error in things like mathematics but on so many other things (most things in fact) there are nuances and differences. And even worse: You can even produce experts that hold different views on a given field with equally valid points. And the worst: You can even produce “experts” on pseudoscience that sound as good as real experts for the untrained ears and minds and can simply induce fake conclusions rather that help people to have a honest view on reality. For instance, social sciences nowadays are mired with hypothesis that do not pass the scientific methods AND yet they are used (over and over again) to justify policies that are ideologically tainted to the core, and all in the name of politically correct views that can not be scientifically challenged (lest those who do are socially punished).

    magnvssmagnvss22 tuntia sitten
  • I need you in my life

    Jonathan BeronJonathan Beron23 tuntia sitten
  • Dear Ben Shapiro, here is why facts and logic doesn’t always work

    Cheese RainbowsCheese Rainbows23 tuntia sitten
  • It’s hard to want to do individuals at random guided by experts because experts have a vested interest in supporting their opinion through confirmation bias as well. The best solution thus far has been to find experts that have different opinions and put them against one another. Hence why we have two different parties. Federalist 51: Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. *Edit: I typed Fed 10 not 51

    Jacob RogersJacob Rogers23 tuntia sitten
    • This is a misunderstanding of both the issue and the two party 'solution'. This video is a direct response to the failures of this system to work with principles of collective decision making, specifically around hyper-objects. I assume by 'we' you mean the US - in which case the only reason the US has 'two' parties is it's FPTP voting system - the largest parties will always stay dominant and therefore have no incentive to provide contesting perspectives for any other reason then ensuring election. This cycle removes all motivation for 'experts' and falls into the exact traps this video points out. The parties do not represent two contesting sides of a conflict, but two manifestations of the one and the same oligarchy that is caught in an endless power struggle against itself, resulting in a consolidation of policy and decision making into a small group of elite, rather than the collective.

      OliverOliver5 tuntia sitten
  • Best channel on youtube. Period.

    Doğuş ŞahinDoğuş ŞahinPäivä sitten
    • Re: Daniyer gaming, litally 60fps 4k quality content

      lecotatutalecotatuta9 tuntia sitten
    • Re: Lottocracy, Glorious Bellerophon's perfect ways of governance are finally escaping creation I see

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy23 tuntia sitten
  • the subtitles are wrong in places and it bothers me so much

    Leo C.Leo C.Päivä sitten
  • Vibin 3:01

    TuppyTuppyPäivä sitten
  • The world is not a logic puzzle. The world is not a logic puzzle. The world is not a logic puzzle. The world is not a logic puzzle. The world is not a logic puzzle. The world is not a logic puzzle.

    Brian Ian DayBrian Ian DayPäivä sitten
  • I think it's about time we rethink our definitions of 'Democracy'. I welcome all the wild ideas for improving democracy or governance in general.

    Gargesh PatilGargesh PatilPäivä sitten
  • prepare for unforeseen consequences

    Nuno CarvalhaisNuno CarvalhaisPäivä sitten
  • Humans have relied on wisdom of the crowd, Remembers witch burning scene from monty python. Yes "wisdom" ...

    Daryl ThomasDaryl ThomasPäivä sitten
  • Sex ist nice, but have you ever tried this: 1:55 ?

    JanscheschJanscheschPäivä sitten
  • You collaborated with a friend of Jeffery Epstein? Who also flew to his Private island where we ALL know what transgressed there? Who’s wife, as of writing this , just recently divorced him because of this. Boy, for such a smart man and one whom I used to admire greatly, that was in incredibly stupid thing to do.

    Ryan G.Ryan G.Päivä sitten
  • Alright FIstream comments, I'm ready to have some loud, intuitive opinions and I'm gonna need some help defending them, with some knee-jerk, half-formed arguments. No solid facts, or use of knowledge gained from dedicated effort over many years please. I want pure, off the top of your head stuff. Thanks

    Chris BranniganChris BranniganPäivä sitten
  • There exist groups whose conclusions seem so outlandish to the crowd at large that there are sites dedicated to asking them for their reasons in an attempt to set aside differences and better understand them, which I love. But often when you ask them for reasons, they seem to have little to no interest in participating, either giving a reason, which is often met with scrutiny or counterpoint, which is in turn met with vitriol, or jumping right to the end with comments such as “I don’t have to answer to you.” No, man. You don’t. But why are you coming here if you’re just gonna give up or not participate? I’m sure others’ conclusions seem just as outlandish to them, they must, but how can we start nailing group assignments if half of us don’t even want to try? And frankly, why complain about everyone being “so divided” and “facts vs. truth” and “nobody listening to your side,” when you’ve based your entire ideology on exclusivity and confirmation bias, and will click off of a video you were actually enjoying and appreciating at the first mention of a name you don’t like?

    Ricky HohmanRicky HohmanPäivä sitten
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    Jeremy HatcliffJeremy HatcliffPäivä sitten
  • That's it. Lottocracy is now my favorite form of government. I've no idea how well it would work but it seems super cool lol.

    RinRinPäivä sitten
  • Omg I can't count the number of times I've had it in my head that I'm not actually taking a stance, but come up with reasons and justifications for the express purpose of seeing how they get shot down by someone else. Now I know why I do that so readily!

    RinRinPäivä sitten
    • devil's advocate-ish? right?

      oatcookiesminecraftoatcookiesminecraft22 tuntia sitten
  • Can we use this video to start a group with his final thoughts as the objective ? I love talking to people with differing opinions.i love arguing and debating. But most importantly. I love being proven wrong. Because that means I get to learn something new. And I love that the most

    mrgangster69mrgangster69Päivä sitten
  • Re: Lottocracy, Glorious Bellerophon's perfect ways of governance are finally escaping creation I see

    TheDefterusTheDefterusPäivä sitten
  • Wait are most people not aware that they use ad hoc reasoning?

    RinRinPäivä sitten
  • I've actually practiced enough self awareness to recognize when I'm using ad hoc reasoning. Inventing reasons for something that didn't have one. I developed this skill because I cared so much over my entire lifetime of being right and have always been afraid of my own bias. After all that time... I still can't help doing it. It really does feel wired in. Sometimes I have to reverse course and give a better reason that is truer. It's always simpler. Like an instinct. A trained reaction to stimulus. Something was just familiar to me. If I were to take that test with the faces, and I did everything how I imagine it, I'd be much more prone to say, "it felt right." Or more honestly, "I forgot." Or even not be able to give a reason at all regardless.

    RinRinPäivä sitten
  • The reason people disagree are because of three things that stand it to me. One, people by nature use words to communicate that have definitions that don't always align. So when two people talk about the same word, they could mean completely different things. Leading to disagreement where if they were able to clarify they would actually agree. Two, people have access to different pieces of information. Having different pieces of information will lead to different inferences. Three, current emotional state can affect interpretation, exacerbating the first two items on this list. Someone who is defensive or angry will more likely interpret any ambiguity in word definitions in the most contradicting way. This will all so lead to them rejecting sources of information that would otherwise be valid. My conclusion based on the information thus far? Your anger and frustration, in any case, should be tempered and avoided while reasoning. It very often leads to compromised perceptions that are warped in respect to reality, and because of the nature of the mind, it will be nearly impossible to tell. If you feel anger, your ability to reason has already been compromised. And it doesn't matter how right you are. You are still compromised.

    RinRinPäivä sitten
  • Yo V-sauce the revolution! let's not let memes distract from the conclusion of this video

    raging_platypusraging_platypusPäivä sitten
  • Markets thrive on complexity as long as you leave them free.

    Georg WildeGeorg WildePäivä sitten
  • It never said marry was married

    Joe's Guilty GuitarJoe's Guilty GuitarPäivä sitten
  • Hey Vsauce, I have a question, what if your stomach was filled with water instead of hydrochloric acid. If cold enough could ur stomach freeze? Hopefully you see this and answer my question.

    Jacob SkairjehJacob SkairjehPäivä sitten
  • To this day the thing that impresses me the most about humans is our capacity to organize ourselves with purpose.

    Malvok AquilaMalvok AquilaPäivä sitten
  • “The crowd” is on average dumb and can not provide a “wise” collective decision, unless in trivial questions like how much jellybeans are in a jar. The people who do make decisions however are often dumber than average and their incompetence is (often) inversely proportional to the power they have.

    Dmitrii ZholudDmitrii ZholudPäivä sitten
  • When I started to watch the video I thought "this sounds like Talent Land Innovation ONU 2021 Evironmental Challenges" or something like thaht and then michael says that Bill gates is sponsorig ahhahaha

    deltaguestdeltaguestPäivä sitten
  • Thank you for your mind, Michael, it is much needed :) You have progressed my thoughts that were bothering me to the point, where I can feel calmness and see the "meaning" I so desperately needed. Best of this world to you and your team, peace 🖖🏻🌞

    Nikita ShutkovNikita ShutkovPäivä sitten
  • Love the comments on the gap in upload times, quality content takes time to make. If you want a shit content factory try watch mojo

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  • daumn

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  • That's was your best one yet! Good work.. 👍

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  • Hello that person in 7 years that got recommended this.

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