The History and Future of Everything -- Time

  • Published: 19 December 2013
  • How much time do you have left?

    Time makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of time, it's almost impossible to wrap your head around things. So we teamed up with the awesome blog "Wait but Why" and made this video to help you putting things in perspective with some infographics!

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    • 1000 subs no videos
      1000 subs no videos  4 weeks back

      Destruction: 100

    • Bobby Brennan
      Bobby Brennan  4 weeks back

      @Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell 1:01 20st Century? Out of all the research your team puts into these videos, how come nobody noticed the '20st' typo that the editors made?

    • 1000 subs no videos
      1000 subs no videos  2 months back

      Let's talk about a worm hole earth sized powered by humans so we can travel to the past every time the sun is about to die

    • Bob Joe
      Bob Joe  5 months back

      Let's talk about how humans can innovate to stop the universe from dying forever??

    • super64 馬里奧 Golden64
      super64 馬里奧 Golden64  5 months back


  • Rustii
    Rustii  1 days back

    It's so mind blowing when you think what happens when nothing will exist anymore... and it's a bit scary.

    • xSamuelx
      xSamuelx  5 days back

      The heat death is outdated now. It’s actually believed the universe will end in a cold death.

      • djcfrompt
        djcfrompt  5 days back

        I dislike this whole 'common era/before common era' schtick. If you want to use the current year numbering scheme you should acknowledge its origin and relatively arbitrary start date. If you want a so-called 'common era' then you should pick a start date which actually has things in common with the present - maybe the beginning of the enlightenment, or the beginning of recorded history, but not an arbitrary date some 2 kyr ago.

        • Khalid.
          Khalid.  1 weeks back

          مقطع فيه اخطاء وأفكار ملحدة، الحمدلله على نعمة الإسلام.

          • HYPER panda
            HYPER panda  2 weeks back

            Why didn't you show Hinduism you show islam
            Jai shree ram

            • Joko Maxino
              Joko Maxino  2 weeks back

              Amazing Video guyss. Keep it up!

              • Eshaan Patel
                Eshaan Patel  2 weeks back

                Missao Okawa died age 117, Kurzgesagt. The oldest living person is either 519 or 719 years old arrested in 1876. Use this update.

                • Vance Biondo
                  Vance Biondo  2 weeks back


                  • Hay.Spray
                    Hay.Spray  2 weeks back

                    Ōkawa Misao died at the age of 117 years at 1st April of 2015

                    • DT
                      DT  2 weeks back

                      You showed Christianity Islam
                      What about hinduism judaism Buddhism ?

                      • Luca Tognol
                        Luca Tognol  2 weeks back

                        Obrigado pelo trabalho de criar a legenda em português :)

                        • Badbill7
                          Badbill7  3 weeks back

                          Welp, were dead

                          • Akshit Gaur
                            Akshit Gaur  3 weeks back

                            Pls make a video on big bounce theory

                            • hussam att
                              hussam att  3 weeks back

                              Wow 💙

                              • Tài Nguyễn Đình
                                Tài Nguyễn Đình  3 weeks back

                                that cute girl you like , ask her out ^^ amazing =)))

                                • Underused Account
                                  Underused Account  3 weeks back

                                  Dang, can't get the music from the US

                                  • Modesta Silva
                                    Modesta Silva  3 weeks back

                                    "Discovered" America.

                                    • Cheeseburger Monkey
                                      Cheeseburger Monkey  3 weeks back

                                      hmm the tick-tocking in the video is pretty synchronized with the seconds going up one at a time

                                      • Maria Ines Saracho
                                        Maria Ines Saracho  3 weeks back

                                        Me encantan todos sus videos!

                                        • B.
                                          B.  3 weeks back

                                          Cute girl?
                                          She's hate me..

                                          • Abbieq11
                                            Abbieq11  3 weeks back

                                            5:26 I feel the same way. All the time.

                                            • HIGH
                                              HIGH  4 weeks back

                                              Unless... hear me out... we become God before that happens

                                              "Time repeats itself" is all the evidence you need

                                              • A7md Ra2d
                                                A7md Ra2d  4 weeks back

                                                My brain is fucked

                                                • Ashok kumar
                                                  Ashok kumar  4 weeks back

                                                  Beautiful video.

                                                  • Wiktor Prymas
                                                    Wiktor Prymas  4 weeks back


                                                    • Lorenzo Murrone
                                                      Lorenzo Murrone  4 weeks back

                                                      At 1:03 20st century? Lol.
                                                      Aside from that, cool vid! ;)

                                                      • Agraz
                                                        Agraz  4 weeks back

                                                        Guys! The universe a cycle repeating itself. When the last black hole gets exhausted. Then the singularity is against achieved. Which will lead to an another Big Bang.

                                                        • Zionne Makoma
                                                          Zionne Makoma  4 weeks back

                                                          It isn't a girl...

                                                          • ClassicalTTunes
                                                            ClassicalTTunes  1 months back

                                                            The 20st Century.

                                                            • Obay Al-raslan
                                                              Obay Al-raslan  1 months back

                                                              It's awesome how I can't resist the smile when I watch your videos
                                                              A great amount of pleasure and happiness I feel by every second in those reports
                                                              You are by far the most precious scientific channel I have ever seen.

                                                              • Void Skeleton
                                                                Void Skeleton  1 months back

                                                                Around 6:43, what happened to you, Kurzgezagt?

                                                                • Ygt Varol
                                                                  Ygt Varol  1 months back

                                                                  That's good video

                                                                  • Atle Frode Kjellsson
                                                                    Atle Frode Kjellsson  1 months back

                                                                    i tried. Worked just as Good as trying to open a door the wrong way

                                                                    • Shadowtrap2010
                                                                      Shadowtrap2010  1 months back

                                                                      so on top of try to colonizing stars we gona need to find out how to colonizing other dimension... ahem ... so does that mean angels and demon are aliens !!!!???

                                                                      • Dimas Rizki N.I.
                                                                        Dimas Rizki N.I.  1 months back

                                                                        I love the Indonesian Bahasa subtitle, so fun to read.
                                                                        Suka sekali yg buat subtitle Indonesianya. Semangat sekali teksnya

                                                                        • Jeff Blum
                                                                          Jeff Blum  1 months back

                                                                          The past of the universe is interesting but when it goes into the future it gets depressing

                                                                          • PoketMarty04
                                                                            PoketMarty04  1 months back


                                                                            • Rudra Narayan Subudhi
                                                                              Rudra Narayan Subudhi  1 months back

                                                                              I think there is no death of our universe. Because in the last time there may be happen any hypothetical event to create another universe.

                                                                              • The Californian Refugee
                                                                                The Californian Refugee  1 months back

                                                                                Lmao 90% of these comments are about the "ask her out" line

                                                                                Edit: I actually did today lmao, she said "maybe" cuz she didn't know what to say. Not sure how things will turn out.

                                                                                • qing yun wu
                                                                                  qing yun wu  1 months back

                                                                                  Why is it so scary

                                                                                  • Bailtea
                                                                                    Bailtea  1 months back

                                                                                    So there's no chance of the complete survival of the human race?

                                                                                    • Adrian Wong
                                                                                      Adrian Wong  1 months back

                                                                                      Kurzgesagt: We'll never know what things happened before the big bang
                                                                                      Dr Strange: *I KNOW.* (pick up the eye of agamotto)

                                                                                      • Ross Friedman
                                                                                        Ross Friedman  1 months back

                                                                                        I like kurgeatat videos, but I hate when they leave a theme at the end, like the cute girl thing. Leave it open-ended. It's more interesting that way

                                                                                        • Leo Fisher
                                                                                          Leo Fisher  1 months back

                                                                                          But how do you know how the universe will end that way?

                                                                                          • Stop or else
                                                                                            Stop or else  1 months back

                                                                                            I asked that girl out. But how could I not notice she had a pp?

                                                                                            • Phinesse DaPlug
                                                                                              Phinesse DaPlug  2 months back

                                                                                              If we originate from microbes, can we evolve into stars????

                                                                                              • svyturysgintarinis1
                                                                                                svyturysgintarinis1  2 months back

                                                                                                i love you guys ;)