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  • Published: 23 December 2015
  • What is something? On the most fundamental level thinkable, what are things? Why are things? And why do things behave the way they do?

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    • Aaryam Dev
      Aaryam Dev  1 months back

      @Oguz Tanatar Anytime brother!! 👍

    • Oguz Tanatar
      Oguz Tanatar  1 months back

      @Aaryam Dev Thank you for this insightful conversation.

    • Aaryam Dev
      Aaryam Dev  1 months back

      @Oguz Tanatar Exactly!

    • Oguz Tanatar
      Oguz Tanatar  1 months back

      @Aaryam Dev you're totally right dude. All "theories of everything" get some things right and fail explaining some. So, a more in depth understanding of mathematics could in theory allow physicists to somehow combine all of these theories, we could find the origins of the universe. But on their own, they can't currently be a good theory of everything.

    • Aaryam Dev
      Aaryam Dev  2 months back

      @Oguz Tanatar that's true my frend. But that's nearly impossible. We still don't have any better clue. We need something better. Don't you think?
      What if we combine Einstein's theory of relativity(weak mathematics) with quantum mechanics? Yes, we will get results. But today that's nearly impossible. We surely need some better mathematics for that. And thanks for replying me back! :)

  • A SINGLE CLAP
    A SINGLE CLAP  10 hours back

    Vsauce: * NOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE QUESTION FOR ME*

    • Vance Biondo
      Vance Biondo  17 hours back

      🙄😣 I need drugs on this title 👈 smoke weed come back to here your answer ON THIS TITLE SUR☝️

      • Are you sure you entered your name correctly?

        So what this video is teaching is nothing become something thru a disturbance of space and energy to create everything well kurgeasgt is something else lol.

        • QRmana QRM
          QRmana QRM  3 days back

          How did something come from nothing?

          • Are you sure you entered your name correctly?
            Are you sure you entered your name correctly?  17 hours back

            ~By the law of forces maybe as kurgeasgt explained but I think something has to exist first of all to make something thrs a flaw in this something video tho I just can't put my finger on it lol.

        • Jackpot Melody
          Jackpot Melody  4 days back

          1:16 this annoys me for some reason...
          it's not in the Kurzgesagt animation style... why outlines? why gradients? aaaa

          • Yankee Gohome
            Yankee Gohome  5 days back

            So The Force is real!

            • Loubinaddict
              Loubinaddict  6 days back

              Well I just learned the fundamentals of the Universe in 5 min......what do I do now with my life?

            • KlootzakPino
              KlootzakPino  1 weeks back

              Will i learn this when i go to university to study medicine?

              • Martin Delgado
                Martin Delgado  1 weeks back

                I was 13 back then when I watched this video, I didn't even understand, now I'm punching a wall freaking out like "wow, this is so exciting and entertaining" I understand it

                • freshapplenews
                  freshapplenews  1 weeks back

                  what are the fields made of? who made the field?

                  • Internet_Web_Collections

                    the computer is a machine that happens to be discovered in a solitary rhythm
                    individuals then happen to be building cultures and conversations to program the mind;
                    results then customized virtual values are processed in the form of drawings, sound, video making the induction mass conflict;
                    later, open source concepts are presented as being more efficient than famous brand companies fueled by world wide developers
                    instigating the subject of fame to adapt failed conversations by building user titles on favors to inductors;

                    a thing then becomes expressed as the conduct of the activity and realities cause a wave of induction causing a disturbance to pay attention to new contracted inductors;
                    productivity with the computer is then manipulated to process the cultural sayings;

                    • Carter Marcelo
                      Carter Marcelo  1 weeks back

                      2:35 Can you repeat that to me 50 billion more times? My mind keeps short circuiting.

                      • Nop vlogs
                        Nop vlogs  1 weeks back

                        Haha jokes on you Im using a phone

                        • Regine Young
                          Regine Young  2 weeks back

                          I heard quarks in another video
                          2:37 wait pause the cube’s shadow is a circle but it is a different shape from the cube

                          • DaggerStorm
                            DaggerStorm  2 weeks back

                            Haha LOSER im onna phone

                            • TheGalacticProg
                              TheGalacticProg  2 weeks back

                              awww, now i realize the old intro music. really different than the current one

                              • Abhirama Dasa
                                Abhirama Dasa  2 weeks back

                                "You are matter" .... no I'm not, actually. And neither are you.

                                • FluffyFluffsteroni
                                  FluffyFluffsteroni  2 weeks back

                                  This video gave me a 3 am existential crisis

                                • Pancake Fist
                                  Pancake Fist  2 weeks back

                                  Kurzgesagt is evolving into vsauce 3

                                  • Leo Barber
                                    Leo Barber  2 weeks back

                                    2:30 how did you know

                                    • When I say Lady in red
                                      When I say Lady in red  2 weeks back

                                      Whenever I ask my wife, "do you feel something going inside you?
                                      her reply is always the same "NOTHING"

                                      • Alexis Calleja
                                        Alexis Calleja  2 weeks back

                                        HOOOOLLLLY crrrraaaaaaapppp!!! Damn so amazing

                                        • sneaky boi
                                          sneaky boi  3 weeks back

                                          use the force

                                        • mustafa al falahi
                                          mustafa al falahi  3 weeks back

                                          I feel at this point that you are doing these vids on purpose so you make me question my existence more than already do

                                          • lili genetu
                                            lili genetu  3 weeks back

                                            this vidio is the best.

                                            • High550
                                              High550  3 weeks back

                                              Something

                                              • Prim
                                                Prim  3 weeks back

                                                Yep this is exactly my thoughts right now at 2am. You got me once again Youtube.

                                                • ネコ
                                                  ネコ  3 weeks back

                                                  why do we exist

                                                • Max Hebblethwaite
                                                  Max Hebblethwaite  3 weeks back

                                                  Does anyone know the name of the song, or have the song that starts at 3:50

                                                  • Sleepy Fish
                                                    Sleepy Fish  3 weeks back

                                                    Don't kinkshame the universe

                                                    • Alex McKnight
                                                      Alex McKnight  3 weeks back

                                                      2:31 yeah, like breathi-
                                                      *dies*

                                                      • Xavier Lee-Llacer
                                                        Xavier Lee-Llacer  4 weeks back

                                                        2:29 *_Casually puts down phone to focus on hw_*

                                                        • Jim Toon
                                                          Jim Toon  4 weeks back

                                                          "You are matter" - Kurzgesagt, truly inspirational...

                                                          • ScienceGuy
                                                            ScienceGuy  4 weeks back

                                                            Your channel is sooooo goooood.

                                                            • Farihah Zaman
                                                              Farihah Zaman  4 weeks back

                                                              Me: *sees title*
                                                              Existential crisis: *lol here we go again*

                                                            • What am I?
                                                              What am I?  4 weeks back

                                                              *What am i?*

                                                            • non hostis
                                                              non hostis  4 weeks back

                                                              Your body is made of matter
                                                              which is made of molecules
                                                              which is made of atomes
                                                              which are made of electrons that emit photons which are quarks and can exist everywhere in the universe at the same time and travel with the most highest speed humanity knows of and even behave like a wave and does things we cant predict plus it can travel through time
                                                              that suround protons and neutrons
                                                              which are made of quarks and gluons
                                                              which are made of higgs and the higgs we call god particle ;) thats why science is a good joke too, not only religion

                                                              • Eldridge Lagaras
                                                                Eldridge Lagaras  4 weeks back

                                                                Every Kurzgesagt video:
                                                                50% Knowledge
                                                                25% Existential crisis
                                                                25% Birds

                                                                • Hbde Qwet
                                                                  Hbde Qwet  4 weeks back

                                                                  Nothing since nothing can turn into anything meaning something can be nothing and anything is also something so it is also nothing we are,nothing and everything

                                                                • יעקב בראשי
                                                                  יעקב בראשי  4 weeks back

                                                                  They are no simpel question at all🤷‍♂️

                                                                  • SWAG EDGAR
                                                                    SWAG EDGAR  4 weeks back

                                                                    Me : My science grade is F

                                                                    Me at 12:00 PM : Ima watch some Kurzgesagt

                                                                    • j k
                                                                      j k  4 weeks back

                                                                      THANK YOU for picturing the fields in 3d space instead of as flat planes. But, why were the particles pictured as separating from their fields?

                                                                      • ell diavolo
                                                                        ell diavolo  4 weeks back

                                                                        Are all protons identical among themselves or each proton is different because they have different quarks, just like different molecules have different atoms?

                                                                        • tassa dezea
                                                                          tassa dezea  4 weeks back

                                                                          ell diavolo no each proton has 1 up 2 down quarks

                                                                      • Hanro50
                                                                        Hanro50  4 weeks back

                                                                        If you hit nothing with enough energy, you'll eventually get something.

                                                                        • Are you sure you entered your name correctly?
                                                                          Are you sure you entered your name correctly?  5 days back

                                                                          Lol but why does energy exists in the firsts place tho,I know energy can't be destroyed only created and trasfered but why tho?

                                                                        • Hanro50
                                                                          Hanro50  4 weeks back

                                                                          @tassa dezea
                                                                          What's about the big bang?

                                                                        • tassa dezea
                                                                          tassa dezea  4 weeks back

                                                                          nothing cannot be hit with energy

                                                                        • Hanro50
                                                                          Hanro50  4 weeks back

                                                                          @tassa dezea
                                                                          Mostly matter and antimatter

                                                                        • tassa dezea
                                                                          tassa dezea  4 weeks back

                                                                          Hanro50 nope

                                                                      • Kim Chi
                                                                        Kim Chi  4 weeks back

                                                                        Little *kinks*

                                                                        • Newtuber
                                                                          Newtuber  1 months back

                                                                          I am watching on a tablet

                                                                          • Billy Creations
                                                                            Billy Creations  1 months back

                                                                            A long time ago... Actually never, and also now...
                                                                            nothing is never anywhere. when? Never. _makes sense right?_