The Surprising Secret of Synchronization

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How does order spontaneously arise out of chaos? This video is sponsored by Kiwico - go to for 50% off your first month of any crate.

An enormous thanks to Prof. Steven Strogatz - this video would not have been possible without him. Much of the script-writing was inspired and informed by his wonderful book Sync, and his 2004 TED talk. He is a giant in this field, and has literally written the book on chaos, complexity, and synchronization. It was hard to find a paper in this field that Steven (or one of his students) didn't contribute to. His Podcast "The Joy of X" is wonderful - please listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts

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Written by Derek Muller and Petr Lebedev
Animation by Fabio Albertelli and Jakub Misiek
Simulations and 3D Animation by Jonny Hyman
Filmed by Derek Muller and Raquel Nuno
Edited by Derek Muller
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AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke
AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke Yıl önce
I learned so much in this one! Thank you for educating us while keeping it very entertaining
Trevor Chabot
Trevor Chabot 2 aylar önce
I learned about it on the Discovery channel.
LIONARTO 2 aylar önce
Matt918 3 aylar önce
@StereohearT. Kk kjkkj
Youngest spoood
Youngest spoood 3 aylar önce
😂. B n nb
MyUsernamesKitty 3 aylar önce
Hello checkmark.
James B.
James B. 3 gün önce
I used to practice jumping into lock step say, with my dad or someone I was walking and talking with. Walking while holding hands, I found, is another way of being in synchrony! It's a lot like drumming in a big circle and locking up with a synchronous rhythm with everyone else. It is amazing to experience the sudden coalescence and to even introduce a new movement and feel the effect it has on the whole group.
Marq Jaqobs
Marq Jaqobs 2 aylar önce
Ever since I was a child, I've noticed that when people walk together, they end up walking with synchronized steps. I thought it was some kind of telepathy or, at least, a no-verbal communication. I never realized it is actually a phenomenon in physics and chemistry.
FISTS OF IRON GAMING - Русский Gün önce
@TomasGabriel83 That’s something called “stick in with the crowd”. When I was a kid, I would try not to be synchronized, but after a couple of minutes I would be synced. I never knew why. But now I don’t care.
Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen Gün önce
Allow me to introduce: marching bands
TomasGabriel83 Gün önce
Yes and no. It's also because people want to fit in. And we like people that are like ourselves. So either WE do this to fit in, or other people do this to fit in with us. They or we, want to create likability. So it's very much psychological, rather than physics. In inanimate objects however, it's a different matter, as they don't care to be liked. However, if they are physically connected, this will also happen. So THAT'S physics. People doing this is not physics, it's psychology. The real question is, does this occur naturally within our universe with inanimate things that DON'T have any sort of connection, but are still relatively close to each other? That's the real question.
J-G 3 gün önce
If you sleep next to a partner you might notice you sync breathing I have in the past or even say close to people
Mr. Jake
Mr. Jake 3 aylar önce
I have always been amazed when I synchronize with a complete stranger going to work in the morning on a consistent yet intermittent basis. I am referring to the situation where you are on your way to work in your car and you come to a four-way stop sign and this person is in their car and they stop at the same intersection at the same time as you--on a somewhat regular basis. It does not happen every morning but it happens often enough to where you easily recognized their car with a certain level of expectation. You do not know this person, you do not know where they live, but we are both going through similar rituals every morning...alarms going off, showering-up, making coffee, getting dressed, grabbing your stuff and heading out the door....starting your car....adjusting the seat belt, getting the radio tuned and Bamm... within the window of a half second you both pull up to the same four-way stop. You are heading North and they are heading West. Amazing synchronicity.
Mr. Jake
Mr. Jake 19 saatler önce
@Waka Meta ....and now you're going to tell us that the Borg not real?
Waka Meta
Waka Meta 2 gün önce
bro synchronicity is not the same as synchronization, also your mind is being blown by a pretty common thing like sharing regular routines with other humans.
Mr. Jake
Mr. Jake 2 gün önce
Perhaps the clocks on our microwave ovens are Huygens beam? Indeed one could suspect Microwave ovens are communicating with each other every time you reheat your Chicken McNuggets. Such a harmonious way to maintain a level of synchronization within our households. Indeed, once I awaken and put two feet on the floor the only timepiece that matters to get me out the door on-time is that glowing green eye-level numeric menace in the kitchen. Furthermore I have no doubt that when you put your cup of coffee in the microwave to heat it up before hitting the road..... the microwaves generated are communicating with its sibling microwave ovens within a generous radius of base--keeping us all harmoniously synchronized with split-second timing. Even the Borg are not this good. I have never met Sarah Connors but I am sure she would agree that Skynet has all kinds of nefarious household methods to slowly begin taking command and control of the metaverse.
Hank Roest
Hank Roest 4 gün önce
Yes, I call this Clumping. Now the question is: where is the beam? Huygens's metronomes were hung from a common beam which acted as a medium for mutual influence. Perhaps we are all "hanging" from the moons of Jupiter. ;-)
L Christophor
L Christophor 4 gün önce
Welcome to the Matrix
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly 3 aylar önce
Breaking lockstep or cadence is hard. I noticed this during my many years in the Army. Going from double time to quick time march, brings a formation into lockstep extremely fast. Run to walk is what this means. A group of SMs (Service Members) just casually walking is in lockstep. That being drilled into your head day after day and year after year….is a habit not so easily broken. Kinda impressed more Brit SMs didn’t cause bridge collapses.
gettingkilt Gün önce
Training service members to walk in step is easy. Training then to suddenly walk out of step must be quite hard.
Doctor Fate
Doctor Fate 4 gün önce
That isnt drilled into service members xD thats just what happens when people walk in groups to places. given enough time, they begin to walk in step
SotiCoto 11 gün önce
So just stick your earphones in and play music with a different tempo... or wear roller blades.
Oscar Gardiner
Oscar Gardiner 11 gün önce
Yes, I also noticed this, we are the chosen ones))
Ann K.
Ann K. 13 gün önce
@Dominic Quist my kids played in the band and could step off five yards with precision. Then they played at a school in Canada with different field measurements... 😆
Mr. Person Humanson
Mr. Person Humanson Yıl önce
Don't you just love it when you're just about to go to sleep, then you accidentally discover a new scientific phenomenon
Holmavik 22 saatler önce
No! It distorts my sleep and hence my health. It should only be allowed to post boring vids.
Kimberly Townsend Palmer
Kimberly Townsend Palmer Gün önce
Josh Cartu
Josh Cartu 4 gün önce
EXACTLY what happened to me! loi!
pandunani 5 gün önce
An intellectually superior Ape.
An intellectually superior Ape. 6 gün önce
Don’t you love it when you realise that if the universe was truly random this stuff would not exist and therefore supports the idea of god’s existence
Mart El
Mart El 3 aylar önce
This makes me think of quantum entanglement and how maybe the reason it happens is because there is a shared field in a higher dimension from which the atoms "hang" and serves as a way to transfer information. Just like the table serves as a medium for transferring information here
CaliJesse1.618 4 gün önce
Good point...nature movements proves your theory.For example, a flock of birds flying in harmony.
Hazbin Hotel
Hazbin Hotel 14 gün önce
I like the way you think! You are close, but there doesn't need to be higher dimensions if you apply time field theory. you end up with 4 dimensions, but you also get 4 time feilds...the time feilds themselves are basically universal constants that occupy real physical space that everything is bound and ordered by. The fixed dimensions of the electron shell, the surface area of a black hole, this size of an atom...all of those are universally fixed by the time feilds...and because Universal fundamental laws and properties of the universe change from one time field to the end up with things like quantum mechanics and general relativity never being able to be mathematically congruent. They don't need to be though, there is a far simpler explanation. Quantum entanglement happens at an instant across any is a universal constant of the 2d quantum time field...and because we live at a causal and relativistic scale, a 4d universe, we get things like superposition and every quantum measurement at best only being a probabilistic in nature. Ive been working on this for almost a decade and think maybe I need to publish a paper.
leighatkins22 18 gün önce
Yes... and they tell us that if you can't see or believe in something it doesn't exist... Ever heard of ur electromagnetic field? Electricity 101 says if u pass a current thru a wire, an electromagnetic field will establish around that wire. Transformer Principle 101 says if u place another wire in that already established electromagnetic field, a current will be induced to flow thru that one as well. And if u modulate the current thru that 1st wire, the current induced in the 2nd wire will reflect the modulation pattern in the 1st wire, perfectly - in other words, data will be transmitted thru that electromagnetic conduit, without either wire touching each other. Our bodies run on electricity - our brain functions, our heart function, all our muscle structure, we are electrical beings, and as such we must also have an electromagnetic field around us - what tree-hugging hippies call an 'aura', and as transformer principle tells us, data can also be transmitted quite successfully thru that aura. Therefore, as an electrical being, u can sit next to someone and not even see them, yet on some level, u will trade data with them... ever wondered how it is that u can sit near someone u don't know, and not speak to them or even make eye contact with them, yet they will give u the creeps?!? This is ur intuition tuning into the data u've received via ur electromagnetic field, and u've been doing it all ur life, u just didnt know it coz u've taken it for granted. And I strongly suspect it is responsible for phenomena like critical mass and alot of that other social behaviour we are seeing here as well, especially when it comes to moving together as a single unit social mass.
Infinity Drive
Infinity Drive 23 gün önce
The pendulums in the ship are just exerting force against the air and same area where they are hanging and that causes force to go back to them so of course they will seem to synchronized. The metronomes on the can are forcing each other which also causes the force to evenly distribute. This isnt anything magical
MrChrispy777 2 aylar önce
One summer evening, in Pennsylvania, I was witness to a huge cloud of lightening bugs, against a pastel sky, at sunset. Additionally, up on a hill, the chimes of a church played a melodious hymn, which tune floated over the small town. The gentle pace of the hymn was synchronized with the lighting of the bugs, as they kept a beat. It was a magical moment, that I wish I could've captured on video..
sergio hernandez
sergio hernandez 25 gün önce
@MrChrispy777 "smarter everyday." Is the name of the channel, Destin made a video on those lightning bugs
MrChrispy777 26 gün önce
@sergio hernandez I'm not sure what you're referring to. Would you please specify.
sergio hernandez
sergio hernandez 26 gün önce
Check out smarter everyday he just did a video on those
Ray Fridley
Ray Fridley 3 aylar önce
Your car's transmission uses synchronization of the gears, especially with manual shifting . In the gearing assembly, moving into the next gear becomes easier as there are synchronizing rings that engage immediately before fully shifting, moving the next gear to spin at the same speed as the rest of the transmission's components.
You Tube
You Tube 5 gün önce
In your case it's all mechanical. No wonders there. Now, if it didn't have synchronizers and the transmission shifted every time without grinding, that would be a synchronization wonder.
Bonnie Davis
Bonnie Davis 11 gün önce
Amazing. A retired Marine enlisted guy showed me how to shift without a working clutch. This is handy if you can get a push to get a start or are on top of a decline. Yes. I got the car to the mechanic before I had to slow down enough to defeat the "trick."
Holypotato2 2 aylar önce
@F3G452 🤔
F3G452 2 aylar önce
@Holypotato2 no, double clutch is basically two gears that snap onto the gearbox when you shift up or down which highly decreases shift time and can only be found in automatic or paddle shifter cars, thats why most racecars shift so fast, they dont just move one transfering gear, when you up or downshift they already move the second transfering gear near the gear you want to switch to.
A.J. 2 aylar önce
@Digital Man if ya can't find 'em, grind 'em.
WalrusRider 2 aylar önce
Interesting. I thought it would be a video on standing waves and natural vibration frequencies
Dorkenzy Gooberstein
Dorkenzy Gooberstein 2 aylar önce
@uncannily I thought it would be on people who still don't understand this is internet and videos have no age....
Joe Deer
Joe Deer 2 aylar önce
@Carolyn’s Gacha 🌺 no you did not
William T
William T Yıl önce
I wonder how this channel manages such high quality in as much quantity
Dolls Krusz
Dolls Krusz 4 gün önce
@William T I was ready to read your comment and thought for SURE you were going to write: “Listen @Christian Horner! You should go back to your corner!” And then you would state your case. Such a missed opportunity…
42 Keez
42 Keez Yıl önce
Team work
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Justin Yıl önce
It’s what happens when TRshow money is actually properly re invested back into the content
Odjin Yıl önce
He's that good
Joe Grey
Joe Grey 3 aylar önce
Great video. I was working in London when the bridge opened, and tried it. You could see, or more accurately, feel, the positive feedback loop of people walking in step applying more energy into the swing. I tried walking out of time and nearly fell over; you subconsciously timed your steps so that you put your foot down at the end of each swing when the bridge briefly stopped moving. I had assumed that the initial oscillation was caused specifically by the low vertical profile of the suspension, but I think the video is saying that it's the fact the suspension cable curve has a horizontal element, and it's the lateral pressure applied on this by the footsteps that caused the problem. Anyway, the bridge now has no wobble, which in a way is a shame even though it was impractical to keep it as it was.
Justin Teper
Justin Teper 3 aylar önce
In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. - Jung Also, I remember you posting a video talking about luck. Is it chance and circumstance? Chance and circumstance may have alot to do with luck or these cases of synchronicities.
Louis Muller
Louis Muller 3 saatler önce
@Ian Wallace Chaos as the opposite of synchronization is an extremely limited definition. Ultimately, it is emergent randomness, the opposite of contingency. I argue that this is an illusion, due to limited consciousness. Finis.
Ian Wallace
Ian Wallace Gün önce
Chaos the distribution and synchronization the order, two sides of the same expression. A natural emergent property of relative position. Luck is synchronous interaction at the half step, bad luck the asynchronous punch out of phase with your motion. Hence why bad luck feels like getting punched in the stomach and everything grinding to a halt while good luck feels like riding a wave already going your way. Just that said system includes every variance of perspective both possible and imaginary that leads to it being hard to deliberately synch up with. Also why discordant action on purpose creates further collision of waves rippling outward from the initial incident. The kind stuff you do kind of have to approach polymath areas of interest to spot as a pattern so try not to judge too harshly the oblivious among us.
Louis Muller
Louis Muller 18 gün önce
Chaos is the state of limited consciousness. Everything is contingent, except the exercise of morality. How we could decide to rebel against such harmony is the mystery at the root of human consciousness.
Jeff Walters
Jeff Walters 2 aylar önce
I think synchronicity is like attraction. Everything wants to be like it’s neighbor (for lack of a better example) and tends to sync to it or a group. I was looking at trees and noticing how they tend to lean to each other say on a street or parking lot.
dat vergil doe
dat vergil doe 3 aylar önce
The more I learn about science the more I understand just how important Huygens was. I learned about him in my adult years. Truly a remarkable mind.
rolturn Yıl önce
This channel is what the Discovery Channel was like to me when I was a child. I love how it brings life to "uninteresting" subjects.
Doctor Fate
Doctor Fate 4 gün önce
this seems pretty interesting to me, i feel like other people would also find it interesting...
Homuya 5 gün önce
Wanna know the worst opposite of this? I had a teacher in school who gave us topics like the universe and if we said yes he put on the most BORING 2 hour documentary ever being like the most monotonous possible and despite that I am interested in that kinda stuff I literally almost fel asleep because it was like super generic. Sadly that kept happening for a bunch of topics and the worst was that often half these documentaries were just boring "theories" - Like come on I want knowledge and not could've should've would'ves..Either way we got shouted a bunch for falling asleep.
LIONARTO 2 aylar önce
SeaJay Oceans
SeaJay Oceans 4 aylar önce
Be A Rebel. Do not Submit. Never Comply. Stay Out of sync, on purpose ! Live in DEFIANCE ! :-)
The Dutchman
The Dutchman 4 aylar önce
Uninteresting to you maybe...
tweeleaf 3 aylar önce
12:50 This is also quite similar to the Briggs-Rauscher reaction. In fact, like the opposite. In the BR reaction, faint orange-ish liquid changes into an opaque dark blue color, only for a brief moment. In the BZ reaction, it is in the middle between opaque and clear. Dark orange turning into a light blue in a more equal time gap between the color switches.
Christoph Granz
Christoph Granz 2 saatler önce
Great video! I noticed that there should be some logic behind resonance and synchronisation, but with your explanation I understood it right away. Thank you a lot! 👍
C0nstellati0ns 6 gün önce
This is actually amazingly thought provoking. Love it.
Chris Raque
Chris Raque 9 gün önce
This video was SO GOOD. Absolutely loved hearing Pr. Strogatz talk, what an incredible final thought he shared.
CrazyGaming Yıl önce
I really like how these videos immediatly start on the subject, no obnoxious minute long boring introduction of "sub this, like that, hit notifications, check my bro's channel blah blah" followed by minute long sponsor messages. No instead just a short message "sponsored by Kiwico, more about that in the end of the video". That's it. Thank you, that's how to do it!
Glendy Beatriz
Glendy Beatriz 13 saatler önce
@Anky Spon I’m too excited to watch another video by him that I forget to like.. everytime
The Chad Dad
The Chad Dad 11 aylar önce
You don't like seeing forge of empires ads before your watch video?
CrazyGaming 11 aylar önce
@The Trickster oh ok. so 1 lakh is 100k, gotcha, 90 lakh would 90 x 100k = 9 million.
The Trickster
The Trickster 11 aylar önce
@CrazyGaming 10 lakh = 1 million Lakh comes from the indian numerical system, I live in a country which uses indian numerical system. Nepal :D
Break Freak
Break Freak 6 saatler önce
I love how the music is synchronised to the animation of Jupiter's moons at 11:42. Subtle and very clever 👏!!
Dustin Duvall-Black
Dustin Duvall-Black 6 gün önce
I always notice this with blinking turn signals. Everyone's turn signal seems to blink at a different speed but sometimes 2 cars will sync up their signal blinking for just a few blinks then it goes on it's own but it happens again every minute or so. Anyone else notice this?
John Miller
John Miller 3 aylar önce
Very thought provoking. I’ve seen the metronomes on a platform synchronizing phenomenon before, snd it made sense. It terms for the audience syncing their applause, it’s probably due to some subconscious instinct that syncs our claps as well as firefly flashing. The instinct might come from our being social creatures, desiring to match others so we can belong. We’ll all learn exactly how it works eventually, possibly after this life.
Kino Kaedehara
Kino Kaedehara Aylar önce
The clapping thing is because people subconsciously keep the time of the rate of their clapping using the noise of other people clapping. It wouldn't happen if everyone in the audience was deaf.
M Zulhelmi Abd Ghani
M Zulhelmi Abd Ghani 2 aylar önce
But here's the thing - humans are designed to be unique, like the fingerprints where no two humans, even twins have the same fingerprint. We do want to feel belong due to our social tendencies but not for long. Complacency kills creativity. However, in this adverse situation of complacency, it is also the birthplace of creativity where people would find ways to break free from the group.
Le Roture
Le Roture 2 aylar önce
That makes sense for the fireflies. If any firefly is out of sync then it makes it easier to be tracked by a predator, whereas if it flashes with all the others then its position is blurred.
Nima Master
Nima Master 2 aylar önce
This was simply the best scientific video I've seen in a good while! Looking forward to more!
Andras Feszthammer
Andras Feszthammer Yıl önce
In Hungary, members of the audience purposely sync up the clapping to honor a great performance. We call it the "iron clap". After a while, it disintegrates into just random normal applause, but people will again try to sync up. It's fun and the performers love it.
Noukie Her
Noukie Her 4 gün önce
This is quite common in south germany too. No speeding up tho. Just continuous syncronized claps. But its not just with the very best performances, like as a standing ovation, but at almost evry aplause at the end of somethig bigger.
David Brick
David Brick 2 aylar önce
I remember watching a television show back in the 60s called International Showtime. It was hosted by Don Ameche and it showcased some of the greatest circus acts in Europe, some behind the Iron Curtain, to American audiences. The show was great, the acts, tremendous. But one thing that really drew my attention was the applause. Often, it was synchronized. I had never heard such a thing before. American crowds NEVER clapped in this way. Draw your own conclusions, but for me, it was a strange experience.
Marco Antonio Falquete
Marco Antonio Falquete 5 aylar önce
@Paul Haynes It isn't a "Hungarian thing", it's common in Brazil as well. It's a way for asking for an encore. Pity you don't stay for the encore .... LOL ...
Sten Nordenmalm
Sten Nordenmalm Yıl önce
Ha, ha jag också👍
Nicolai Kecskés
Nicolai Kecskés Yıl önce
@Andras Feszthammer Gave you a thumbs up before I got off YT.
Greg Anikin
Greg Anikin 13 gün önce
That is why runners training in groups have greater success in running, there is always a stronger ones and weaker ones and weaker ones tend to reach stronger ones during their runs. Makes total sense! Pendulum effect in running.
Xirius YT
Xirius YT 20 gün önce
Only just started watching it but I must say the whole "sponsored by ____, more about them at the end" is an amazing way to do sponsorships, don't know why more creators don't do this
Murthi  S.Kandanapitiye
Murthi S.Kandanapitiye 3 aylar önce
Could this be used to investigate any correlation between the synchronization of laser clocks that work in the fabric of spacetime itself?
Eman Ruoy
Eman Ruoy 3 aylar önce
This reminds me of Itzahk Bentov's Stalking the Wild Pendulum. He was a classic genius. It's 50 yrs old now but still just as valid as when he wrote it.
ERDFCN3040 Yıl önce
I'm from Russia and I watch your videos, but I watch your videos from another channel that does Russian voice acting. But I still go to your channel looking for the right video and put a like. It was you who instilled in me a love for physics and I would like to say a huge thank you! You probably won't even read this comment, but I still want to write it. Thanks!
ChickenBob 29 gün önce
@Blitzmister yes and no but still, don't forget that people from russia have to learn not only another language, but also a completely different alphabet using cometely different symbols I'm from germany and I would say that I had a lot easier time learning english than someone coming from Russia, China, Japan, etc. there are also a lot of people from these places that can speak some English but can't write it same as i know some Russian words but i could never write them in cyrillic
DJM 74
DJM 74 3 aylar önce
Oh wow, that's so fascinating! How easy us only English speakers have it!!! Any great Russian channels (with subtitles) you could recommend? Science, comedy, etc?? (I don't think Crazy Russian Hackers counts anymore hey lolol - I already follow him anyway 🤭)
Joel Varghese
Joel Varghese Yıl önce
@R J P No hate but they must have just used google translate, but yeah I appreciate their effort.
Sriv Gamez
Sriv Gamez Yıl önce
Let’s make Derek see this comment
Crowald 13 gün önce
One of my favorite things to do in school was in gym class, while we were learning about basketball. There were 30 kids in my elementary school gym class and every one of us had a ball. When doing dribbling exercises, I noticed this phenomenon for the first time, and I was kind of amazed that no one else had paid attention to it. When everyone sort of locked in sync, I purposely broke the sync and went against the flow. Interestingly, even though I broke the synchronicity, eventually so did everyone else; but what truly threw me for a loop was when everyone starting synchronizing with MY pattern instead of coupling to someone else's. Even if you try to purposely break the system, it just adapts, and it's no great wonder that the good professor Strogatz loves the concept so much, it's truly incredible that it permeates every facet of nature and synchronicity is almost integral to the universe.
Ashley Berkowitz
Ashley Berkowitz 10 gün önce
I love watching the metronomes because your brain clicks the instant they synchronize. Gotta love that pattern recognition
Kino D
Kino D 3 aylar önce
I've never felt more smart than when I watch these videos. the way you guys break it down and even your voice is soooo good. the examples you give for us to understand are great too!
Brian 2 aylar önce
I don't think anyone has done it the last fifty years, though. In the UK we used to say 'double-declutching'. Modern gearboxes don't need it.
hi 2 aylar önce
Thank you. Just getting started in this video but I've been fascinated by the idea of collective people walking in step ever since younger. We seem to naturally!
Ahmad Khilfi
Ahmad Khilfi Yıl önce
Whenever a lot of people are having a chat to the point where the room was so noisy and then suddenly everyone just stop talking to complete silence is someting that is mesmerising and scares me. It's like they/we unknowingly agree to stop talking at the same time
Germán Salas
Germán Salas 2 aylar önce
@𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔗𝔥𝔦𝔯𝔡 𝔈𝔶𝔢 perhaps
Zino 2 aylar önce
Omg!! We used to say that an angel just passed by when that happens. 🤣
LIONARTO 2 aylar önce
wingerrrrrrrrr 2 aylar önce
And then you only hear the guy talking about his hemorrhoids, because he just don't care.
Ali Imran
Ali Imran 3 aylar önce
@Vincent Highwind My best friend from Alabama breaks the silence by saying : " boggie boggie blister, I nuts in my Sister"
RedRedMane 3 aylar önce
If you can actually "master" this synchronicity phenomenon, you would have TRUE supernatural magic!!!
Ian Wallace
Ian Wallace Gün önce
Ugh that thing again. Yes it's a book, one from an odd attempt to use science for spiritual purposes. having read it this was not in the way you would hope. Very much missed the don't work backwards from your conclusions problem. It's where you get the "as above so below" crowd from. So close and yet no cigar. You wouldn't hit magic you would hit harmonic control, IE being able to decide how to interact for different consequenses from the mere act of existing. Chance manipulation if you will. None of which gets actually gotten to it's just stated as something to feel out and that's good enough to do the smug attitude thing with. "Worldly" is a bit of a giveaway there bub very Jehovah's witnesses of you. Did ya really think mathematics can't handle abstracts? or did you think you'd read all of it? Ah who cares, one of three possibilities based more on phase than choice so why even bother with conversing. Wielding free will is a conscious process you won't manage by submitting to a set belief system as that's little better then programming a chat bot. Quite easy to exhaust the dialogue tree of.
87 Seconds Education
87 Seconds Education 8 gün önce
@RedRedMane brother no one has any clue what tf you're talking about
RedRedMane 8 gün önce
@87 Seconds Education: Man of the worldly mind, spiritual things are beyond your ability to understand. so NEGATIVE you are. My advice to you is, go on out and get something good to eat. Then go do something constructive. 87 Seconds Education is probably about all the education you have. Nice day.
RedRedMane 8 gün önce
@87 Seconds Education: Man of the worldly mind, synchronicities and magic are beyond your ability to understand. Go on out and have fun going something. Spiritual stuff is not for you.
87 Seconds Education
87 Seconds Education 10 gün önce
What does this comment even mean
Humzza 18 gün önce
I remember one time in elementary school, our teacher told us how disrespectful it was to clap in sync and how the people who were "starting the synced clapping" were trolls, etc. At the time none of us knew any better, but now this explains why we were all clapping in sync without trying haha
Bob S
Bob S 9 gün önce
People hear others clapping in sync and join in. People are highly social especially in group settings.
Fil Magnoli
Fil Magnoli 2 aylar önce
Amazing to watch … I always land on the same question when I watch this, or similar, videos … what do I do with this information? How do I apply it, or use it? Make something from it? It’s amazing, but frustrating in asking, “so what do I do with this information or knowledge?” Keep posting, great stuff! :)
Debbie R
Debbie R 18 gün önce
Perhaps theres more to this realm than we can see by using our capacity for logic and reasoning. The experience of wonder and awe can be thresholds to perceive the presence of a higher meaning or greater purpose for every one of us. (PS, I don't believe chaos exists, only order that's too big or too complex for us to understand, yet.)
Krizefugl 8 gün önce
First time I ever witnessed it was in cars at long red lights with turn signals. The clicking noise of the turn signal in your car will synch up with other turn signals every few seconds. Always found that weird but cool.
kummer45 Yıl önce
This is how you make school interesting again. Videos like these SHOULD be the norm in our high schools.
Saqib Shafin
Saqib Shafin Yıl önce
@Anel The same educational system also left behind many millions. It's better to include them in the 'billions' you mentioned. If by 'Our', you don't mean the Finnish or Swedish educational systems.
Drew H
Drew H Yıl önce
Veritasium and Smarter Every Day are so good because they are so passionate about learning and passionate about the things they talk about. I was homeschooled up until last couple years of high school. At home I basically taught myself and I was able to focus on the things that excite me and watch videos like this, I dived deep into math and science while avoiding literature and social studies. At USA public school the teachers have a lot more to deal with than just learning. They are dealing with the social aspect of teenagers, and the curriculum that they have to come up with for everybody to pass and expose each person to everything. Science at school was so boring but then they could also fit in literature and social studies. At high school there is some flexibility for people that like learning but it's still quite rigid to a basic curriculum. Not many kids at my high school cared about learning, maybe 30%, the rest just wanted to get it over with. Public school isn't about passion, it's about getting people good enough to get a job and live in society. I went to college and it was the same attitude. Probably only 70% of the people in college wanted to learn, the rest just wanted the degree to get a job, or just did it because it's a social norm and raises your status in society. In college there were people in my program that only passed because the school doesn't want failing people because it reflects negatively on the school, even when those people didn't earn the degree. I hate public school but I also realize we have millions of people that need jobs, push them through school and the kids that enjoy learning have to do it on their own time.
Richard Wicks
Richard Wicks Yıl önce
School isn't designed to educate, it's to pacify and indoctrinate. People have been warning about this for a long time, but look at our technology. Students have access to anything they want, but the books (which tax payers pay for) are not online, they aren't freely available, parents aren't able to easily find out what their children are being taught. When I was in school learning high school math, the books were terrible. Examples always were expressed with trivial examples - like the associative property would be demonstrated like so: (1+1)+1 = 1+(1+1) I hated those books. The example constantly used 1's and 0's to "explain" a property, but the numbers they chose allowed multiple interpretations of what was happening. like this would be a derivative example: d(x) = 1 or d(x^2) = 2x but a better example would have been d(3x^8) = 16x^7 The last example demonstrates that the derivative of cx^n = c*nx^(n-1) But they would NEVER have complex examples so it was difficult for many students to understand what was going on. The books were purposely written poorly in my opinion. My grandmother was a teacher, and I had access to books SHE used to teach calculus - they are INFINITELY better.
Agnaktorex Yıl önce
@Anel Sight is the most important and most used sense of the human including the biggest brain structures. "Not everybody is a visual learner" completely undermines this and although you are technically correct because there are also blind people, you should not state it like this
fizzy 14 gün önce
After you take a differential equations class you're ready to read Strogatz's book on nonlinear odes, dynamical systems and chaos!! Outstanding author!! Some of that book references BZ reactions and the synchronizing fireflies.
UHFStation1 5 gün önce
This makes me think about a video I saw about fractals and how everything tries to find a balance between order and chaos including the human heart which is fractal when it's healthy.
James Wik
James Wik 2 aylar önce
I wonder if this phenomenon has a quantum relation too, besides from sharing the same platform? A quantum equilibrium might take longer time for us to test at macro physical level?
Julian Klappenbach
Julian Klappenbach 20 gün önce
Question: as more metronomes are added to the group to be synchronized, does this result in a slowdown of the overall group?
WiZarD Yıl önce
Can we all take a moment to appreciate such knowledgeable content for free on this platform...
Russell Pizel
Russell Pizel 6 aylar önce
There used to be so much more, before it was purged for ideological reasons. You're now only seeing filtered content, and I guess, from what I learned from this video, that we will all start beating the same drum.
Justin Clonts
Justin Clonts Yıl önce
carefulcarpenter Yıl önce
@TMK Your attention is a commodity.
TMK Yıl önce
Free to us but youtube and ads pay for it. We are the product dont forget that
Jesper Johansson
Jesper Johansson Yıl önce
@Was Once Thør it used to be much, much better. It has only gotten worse. The people in charge only care about profit, not quality.
Reagan Doyon
Reagan Doyon Aylar önce
I genuinely have so much respect for this channel. The animations that go along with the information that is presented make this channel so much better than any other one like it.
Peteri Davies
Peteri Davies 8 gün önce
This simplistic explanation was so immediately and intensely enlightening. I wish I could learn other topics so easily.
Matt Smith
Matt Smith 3 aylar önce
I love your content. There's so much I've wanted to learn since Covid hit and I wish these videos existed when I was in college.
Mark Otterbeck
Mark Otterbeck 2 aylar önce
I really enjoyed this. Keep up the great documentaries and I'm happy YT recommended your channel.
MischievousMarker Yıl önce
We may now know the secret of synchronization, but we will never know the secret to how Veritasium edits his videos so impeccably smoothly.
xawz 11 aylar önce
@st1300 r He's a big guy.
st1300 r
st1300 r 11 aylar önce
@xawz Well he's an actor with a Ph.D. in physics education research so there is that :/
xawz 11 aylar önce
He's just an actor. The videos are professionally edited and produced.
AdammasterX Yıl önce
U got heart
Rudolph Guarnacci
Rudolph Guarnacci Yıl önce
Or why we were in Viet Nam. Oh, wait. I know.
Kate 3 aylar önce
What a great channel, been binging it since yesterday. Very good stuff!
Tim Ed
Tim Ed 2 aylar önce
Lovely explanation about the Millennium Bridge, but as I remember it: the architects, Foster and Partners had been mocking a recently built French Bridge so there was a heightened awareness. A group of Brits started to purposely march and others joined in the fun. This was as much about Tall Poppy Syndrome as physics.
L 12 gün önce
Stephen Strogatz is one hell of an author. After one semester of differential equations you're ready for his book, _Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos_ .
Bhaarat singh
Bhaarat singh 4 gün önce
People who are making these videos are really doing good Job. God bless them. Understanding Science becomes much easier when we take a closer look at our surroundings.
Ondřej Ficek
Ondřej Ficek Yıl önce
Give your animation guy a raise, he deserves it... a lot. Wonderfully done!
Caleb Pagan
Caleb Pagan Yıl önce
I agree, very talented person!
john Brown
john Brown 20 gün önce
As a musician, I have noticed that sometimes when the band is really grooving, it's easy to play in time with the other musicians.
Lunar Wings
Lunar Wings 4 aylar önce
I remember seeing a Mythbusters episode on this and they got a whole lot of metronomes to all sync and it was glorious
Zendaya Ain't Black
Zendaya Ain't Black 12 gün önce
here's my theory: each time one of them ticks while another one is out of sync, it causes a very slight delay in the next tick of the others that aren't in sync, eventually leading to them all ticking at the same time. i should've watched the whole vid, you explained this literally 30 seconds later lol. and instead of a delay you described it as a "kick", so my guess was the opposite of what was occuring
edward mac nab
edward mac nab 2 aylar önce
Mathematically the term Chaos , doesn't actually mean chaos . It means something more like , complicated . I would think that real chaos would be almost impossible to occur , actually , and that things just get more and more complicated . BTW , this was a really great video !
Lindsey B Hui
Lindsey B Hui 14 gün önce
I love that! My mind is flashing with that idea *
edward mac nab
edward mac nab 23 gün önce
@Ron P Chaos has a gender ? News to me !
Ron P
Ron P 23 gün önce
Had to laugh when it occurred to me that chaos has historically been labeled as the feminine...complicated?
edward mac nab
edward mac nab 2 aylar önce
@mambagr mathematical chaos is ordered
mambagr 2 aylar önce
In Greek chaos means complicated but disordered.
Ferrari Au
Ferrari Au Yıl önce
Once again, Veritasium pumping out 20min videos that feel like 5min long
Joshua Schultz
Joshua Schultz Yıl önce
Thats the only thing I dont likeabout him. I feel like 15-20 minutes go by and then I look at my clock and see I've lost an hour and a half.
A Mad Hollow
A Mad Hollow Yıl önce
Felt like 30 for me
FALUBE 808 Yıl önce
here is my like for the 1k
why believe? just ask
why believe? just ask Yıl önce
topic in video, good. show global earth is, for me funny, because i know why these things happen for years. youtube, 2019 : not want wrong infos about, ( gave 4 example ), sandy hook ( school shooting ), miracle healing and ? flat earth ( talk about shape ) and holocaust ( world war, many horrible deaths ). to compare the last 2, say much about this, world. but enjoy this video and have a good day, in the, hell-i.o.-centric world-view, as it is called. - with, big bang and evolutionary -theories. ( and i thought, make such theories is not good ;) ).
LeviGotYouboi Yıl önce
@Reyes Duarte *FBI has entered the chat*
Mario Ramirez
Mario Ramirez 2 aylar önce
As a summary, scientists still don't know what causes this "random" synchronization? At least that's the message I got from this. What a wonderful creation
Ann K.
Ann K. 13 gün önce
@Mario Ramirez I wonder if the same thing explains schooling fish.
Mario Ramirez
Mario Ramirez 2 aylar önce
@Nick Stotter oh I see, is like if one thing copies another without realizing it (when talking about humans)? And objects copying others if being affected by the same force right?
Nick Stotter
Nick Stotter 2 aylar önce
I think the video explained the synchronization phenomenon. Since it applies to all domains of the universe (energy, psychics, biology, chemistry) it’s the order of disorder in cycles. But always shaped by a regular force to give it a pattern. Like the moons constant gravitational pull, or the continuous and average rhythm of people walking. Enough randomness, controlled by a single force, lines up.
John Petrakis
John Petrakis 2 aylar önce
Sure glad I discovered these videos! they are absolutely great! If you look at the number of views, you can see that lots of people want to learn.
Kbrnsr 2 aylar önce
I saw this in Baki where it referenced the crystallization of liquid explosives across three completely different locations at the same time. It's called SYNCRONICITY, all caps
Ann K.
Ann K. 13 gün önce
I remember walking on a cruise ship that hit a large wave, and every person took a step in the same direction to keep their balance. It's an automatic response to a lateral movement. There's a tiny suspension bridge over a creek in a nearby park that I'll only cross alone, because even one additional person on the bridge makes it hard to maintain balance.
Refund Replay
Refund Replay 10 aylar önce
Or, in fewer words: The Matrix doesn't possess enough rendering power to maintain multiple iterations of the same loop out of sync, so to save a few CPU cycles it sets them all to 1 loop and lets it run at a fraction of the resources required.
Kino Kaedehara
Kino Kaedehara Aylar önce
@multitimmytiger2 I always assumed it was because of the tension and therefore residual energy present in the cables. You can see this if you have a VR headset, the thing gets all crimped up. Kinda like how vises hold things in tension.
The Rocker
The Rocker 6 aylar önce
@TragicEvans sound travels slower than the speed of light.
IthinkthereforeIam OrsoIthought
IthinkthereforeIam OrsoIthought 8 aylar önce
Consider viewing, if you have not already, this super massive educators piece on the Einstein cross from SP1149, cosmology is hard work and "reflection" is integral.
Magnamarshmallo 8 aylar önce
@Get on the cross and don’t look back no.
jeremy penner
jeremy penner 5 gün önce
Given this information, I wonder why it's so hard to get people to clap together with a song, without rushing ahead of the beat. If you watch any live performance with a crowd clapping audibly along, particularly if the band stop playing and let the crowd's clapping control the tempo, they inevitably push the tempo forward.
Colin Burke
Colin Burke 3 aylar önce
Our world is beyond magic. Science is a pointer towards a masterful and clever creator. (My personal belief as a scientist/engineer) Science lets us observe fantastic correlations...hopefully sometime in the future we can discover the origin of meaning! And how consciousness acts non-locally.
Ann K.
Ann K. 13 gün önce
@Matt D We are just here by chance ...and so is our universe. There was no purpose, no intended beneficiary. And we have never missed all the other possible universes that may have lived and died without us.
Vítor Leal
Vítor Leal 2 aylar önce
@Colin Burkewhat is love?
Hapsam 3 aylar önce
@Matt D Haha yes, i may have explained my opinions very clumsily. Nowadays i view things more through a Buddhist lense, maybe Pantheism or Panentheism when it comes to god. But god is such a charged word thanks to most religions. I don't see god as a single entity, but as everything that exists, if that makes any more sense. But i'm gonna shut up for now, since you asked Colin and i chimed in from the sidelines. He might have something that makes more sense to you.
Angela Moore
Angela Moore 19 gün önce
Could you use a really long plank using the metronome situation to message the one way speed of light? Once they are sync shine the light to the other observer?
ScorpioHR 4 gün önce
Imagine what great things people would discover when bored without a TV/electronics these days
Ezra Arneson
Ezra Arneson 11 aylar önce
This just gives me more and more of an idea of what would happen if everyone jumped at the same time.
Jimmy Boe
Jimmy Boe 10 aylar önce
What’s the resonate frequency of the earth?
Manny Echaluce
Manny Echaluce 10 aylar önce
@O O That would be really quick for some of us.
NateDog Trainer
NateDog Trainer 10 aylar önce
It just compresses the ground right beneath you. It dies not influence the whole earth. Like a car sitting in the same spot just makes dents in the pavement. It’s dampened and absorbs. Likely generating a little heat (see how many slaps it takes to cook a chicken)
Sima Sima
Sima Sima 10 aylar önce
@Chop Holtz exactly!! So I understood the video well, thanks
harshith swamy
harshith swamy 11 gün önce
Its just amazing to find the video which is started with pendulum clocks synchronization and traveled through chemical , electrical and ended with the quest to find the properties of whole system using its smaller parts ,which i think everybody is struggling to do it now ! great video
Smh_240 2 aylar önce
I really just watched 20 minutes of science because I wanted to see things synchronize.
Tigran Tadevosyan
Tigran Tadevosyan 3 aylar önce
Great video, never could have imagined that 40 solder marching on the bridge could take it down, and the overall part when they talk about how in complex system the whole is not the sum of parts.
Code Hunter
Code Hunter 15 gün önce
After watching this video, I start to wonder isn't it because of the nature of synchronization that one would find them working similar clothing as a random stranger, or sometimes when walking through a narrow passage in a different direction with another person, you move to the left to give them a way, and they also move left to give you a way and end up bumping into each other.
Saksham Kiroriwal
Saksham Kiroriwal Yıl önce
As a child I did observe that randomly people in group start walking in synchronization but could never reason it. This video was amazing tbh!
DualNexus 8 aylar önce
Yeah I noticed that as well. It's really weird but u know when someone is gonna speak coz u feel u wanna speak at that exact moment. It applies to movement aswell, which us why you get that awkward moment when tryna walk past someone and u both go each same way
Joris Keijser
Joris Keijser Yıl önce
Then you were wrong. It happened on that bridge only for reasons that generally never apply.
Fawx Fox
Fawx Fox Yıl önce
Same in school, when people start clapping. Like everyone was in sync, and I don't have any rhythm yet somehow would be clapping in sync.
dcoog anml
dcoog anml Yıl önce
Nobody: Scientists: hold my RGB water
NCZects_ 17 gün önce
I'm actually learning each videos you upload actually because it reminds of a science subject, geography Subjects and others great explanations
Ville 2 aylar önce
Such an interesting video with excellent and intelligent commentary! Great video!
Luis Alvarez
Luis Alvarez 3 aylar önce
This is an awesome idea when introduced to consciousness. Our thoughts are just vibrations that can influence or be influenced by the people you call your family and friends
llYossarian 2 gün önce
My mom always got mad/felt like I sped up too much to pass cars on the highway but I'd noticed while in cruise-control and _slowly_ approaching a car to pass they tended to _feel_ your presence and if they weren't sticking to _their_ cruise-control they'd often match speed or even try to re-overtake on the right and I told her I'd noticed that so long as I pushed it up to 10+MPH or so then it happened fast enough that they were far less likely to feel as if I were _pushing_ them and wouldn't feel they needed to "respond" to my presence by speeding up. _(understandably I've also noticed that I find "slow-passers" really aggravating/distracting and I infinitely prefer to be passed quickly rather than spend a lot of time in close proximity to any vehicles while traveling at highway speeds)_ -- I didn't realize I'd keyed into such a fundamental constant in nature...
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