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  • Published: 31 May 2016
  • What Are You?
    So. Are you your body? And if so, how exactly does this work? Lets explore lots of confusing questions.
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    • Swatantra Dhara
      Swatantra Dhara  6 days ago

      Please upload resources

      • I Like YouTube.
        I Like YouTube.  Month ago

        We r all nothing

        • caiyan zhang
          caiyan zhang  Month ago

          很棒的节目

          • [LGND] Bropro-_- -_-
            [LGND] Bropro-_- -_-  2 months ago

            @WonderfulNightowl no

            • Prof. Scheere
              Prof. Scheere  2 months ago

              Never seen this post before

              • Sean Gulliver
                Sean Gulliver  2 hours ago

                This vid created more questions than it answered... wait scratch that it didn’t answer any question it just made me very very confused. But still good vid top praises mate

                • Jacob
                  Jacob  7 hours ago

                  should have mentioned how FUCKED UP HL’s STORY IS

                  • Famous Gaming
                    Famous Gaming  13 hours ago

                    The video asks"What are you?" Most people answer: Isn't it obvious! Of course were humans, duh.

                    • Swiggy ReX
                      Swiggy ReX  14 hours ago

                      If we can control the growth of cancer cell as per our requirement can we become immortal?

                      • Robert Trisca
                        Robert Trisca  16 hours ago

                        i am a bird,

                        • Luís Soares
                          Luís Soares  Day ago

                          Do cancer cells have consciousness?

                          • Kamal Kamil
                            Kamal Kamil  Day ago

                            This video deserves a 500M views

                            • Warren
                              Warren  Day ago

                              I don't like how you said "If you are lucky to become old". It makes me scared.

                              • skabbymuff111
                                skabbymuff111  2 days ago

                                Amazing

                                • _ POCO_
                                  _ POCO_  2 days ago

                                  I am gay

                                  • Backpack PePelon
                                    Backpack PePelon  2 days ago

                                    For most, its called soul. But what the fuck is soul? Thats like asking what the fuck is you? Its a crazy question without answer. Now me, if I actually exist, stuck in the loop of watching these weird ass videos.

                                    • Michael Alberto
                                      Michael Alberto  2 days ago

                                      It’s the brain that makes you human

                                      • King of Llamas
                                        King of Llamas  2 days ago

                                        So immortality us technically possible if we exchange all of our cells to immortal cancer cells but using the new genetic editing science (crispr) we could edit them so they don't infinetky reproduce theirselves?

                                        • Mikell Bart
                                          Mikell Bart  3 days ago

                                          4:30 lv 1 crook 4:32 lv 5 hit man 4:35 lv 100 boss

                                          • Maarten Kramers
                                            Maarten Kramers  3 days ago

                                            I am not a robot, I am a unicorn.

                                            • Ino The Divine
                                              Ino The Divine  3 days ago

                                              2:45 sounds like the pillagers

                                              • Ahnaf Dragneel
                                                Ahnaf Dragneel  3 days ago

                                                1:53 Kurzgesagt: Let's make this more complicated. ヽ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)ノ Me: 🤦

                                                • B_ Rabbit
                                                  B_ Rabbit  3 days ago

                                                  what if we make cancer as a base to immortaity??????

                                                  • Devin Murphy
                                                    Devin Murphy  4 days ago

                                                    Think about it this way, you are on a baseball team, you are part of the team, you make up that team, if no one was part of it, it’s not a team, but if you got traded to another team, you become a part of that team, it’s the collective that makes the whole, i believe this applies to your body, your cells make you up, but if it is transplanted it will become a part of someone else

                                                    • Michel Michel
                                                      Michel Michel  4 days ago

                                                      I'm not feeling comfortable

                                                      • Jackson Roberts
                                                        Jackson Roberts  4 days ago

                                                        I just realised we are like Tony’s nanotech, when we are damaged, our cells cover up the wound overtime. We just grow our parts however

                                                        • spearPYN
                                                          spearPYN  4 days ago

                                                          we are biological robots created artificially billions of years ago...

                                                          • I Like YouTube.
                                                            I Like YouTube.  4 days ago

                                                            What do u mean by artificially bruh?

                                                            • Malika Khidoyatova
                                                              Malika Khidoyatova  4 days ago

                                                              This video is usefull for your education and understandable for people who studying English or know it little.

                                                              • cloridan Beauchamps
                                                                cloridan Beauchamps  4 days ago

                                                                once it leaves the main body its no longer you

                                                                • javier mendoza
                                                                  javier mendoza  4 days ago

                                                                  ''No preguntes solo gozalo'' plabras inmortales de josh 19??-2???

                                                                  • Toxic Wolf
                                                                    Toxic Wolf  4 days ago

                                                                    NICE VIDEO

                                                                    • un chat psychotique
                                                                      un chat psychotique  4 days ago

                                                                      Pour moi, chaque être humain est un cerveau enveloppé dans un corps qu’il pilote

                                                                      • TheGreatYukon
                                                                        TheGreatYukon  4 days ago

                                                                        I believe we are essentially a process, a program running in a machine. We are a continuously running consciousness perpetuated by a self-repairing body. We aren't our cells, we aren't the matter. We are the net result of the systems of the body working together, and as long as that process isn't interrupted, we stay around. This makes sense to me because it's the only unique thing I can point to. It can't be our exact configuration, because you could theoretically clone that (see Star Trek transporters). It's also why you could theoretically transfer yourself out of the flesh body... maybe. Here's how I think you could do it. If your brain can contain you, then it can still contain you if you lose one brain cell. You lose brain cells all the time. So, you could replace that one brain cell, with a synthetic replica or equivalent. Do that, and you're still you. That means you could replace another brain cell, then another. There's no one point where it makes sense to say that you stop existing, and a clone starts existing. It's a similar form of replacement to what we experience constantly, yet we still exist. Therefore, you could replace every cell in your body with something else and still be you, as long as the mental process of "you" doesn't stop. Don't think of this like the Ship of Theseus, at best the ship would be your body, not you. The ship is not conscious, it does not have a "self". The analogy doesn't really work. This video, and a lot of stuff I hear about the sense of self, has a very Ship of Theseus way of thinking. It's interesting and important, because that logic what made me come to my conclusion about us as a constantly running program.

                                                                        • BLACK WING
                                                                          BLACK WING  5 days ago

                                                                          It's God who do this.

                                                                          • Bill Paci
                                                                            Bill Paci  5 days ago

                                                                            "If I am I because you are you, and if you are you because I am I, then I am not I and you are not you. We are one." There's only one thing in all of existence. Trying to explain it is like trying to taste your own tongue or bite your own teeth.

                                                                            • s d
                                                                              s d  5 days ago

                                                                              An idiot sandwich

                                                                              • I Like YouTube.
                                                                                I Like YouTube.  4 days ago

                                                                                Found it

                                                                                • The Universe
                                                                                  The Universe  6 days ago

                                                                                  >i content creator i like and put stock behind plugs one that i do not weird,

                                                                                  • Sally UwU
                                                                                    Sally UwU  6 days ago

                                                                                    *I’m a human.*

                                                                                    • Thomas McCleod
                                                                                      Thomas McCleod  6 days ago

                                                                                      _bad._

                                                                                      • Swatantra Dhara
                                                                                        Swatantra Dhara  6 days ago

                                                                                        Pleas upload resources and further reading

                                                                                        • Swatantra Dhara
                                                                                          Swatantra Dhara  6 days ago

                                                                                          Please upload resources and further readings

                                                                                          • Chickknight Greenleaf
                                                                                            Chickknight Greenleaf  6 days ago

                                                                                            great, thank for the existential crisis, damn you

                                                                                            • icarlyfetish
                                                                                              icarlyfetish  6 days ago

                                                                                              I am Dave

                                                                                              • xXBored-Gamer_15Xx BG_15

                                                                                                Kurzgesagt :what are you ? ME:IM A PIECE OF SH*T

                                                                                                • bee red
                                                                                                  bee red  6 days ago

                                                                                                  I think our own cells have their own opinion. There is an experiment show that water has emotions. The professor has two samples of water. One he let listen to music and one he do something bad i dont remember. In the end he freezes them and collects two different type of crystal form. You can search it on youtube with the heading "water have emotion"

                                                                                                  • BlackPlayMaker
                                                                                                    BlackPlayMaker  6 days ago

                                                                                                    Your concesnes is you

                                                                                                    • busygalaxy YT
                                                                                                      busygalaxy YT  6 days ago

                                                                                                      Poor cancer it just wants to be alive.

                                                                                                      • busygalaxy YT
                                                                                                        busygalaxy YT  6 days ago

                                                                                                        We are a brain inside bone mech and the bone mech is wearing meat armor

                                                                                                        • can we make it to 1000 likes with no videos

                                                                                                          *wait, imagine cells having CELLS?*

                                                                                                          • I Like YouTube.
                                                                                                            I Like YouTube.  4 days ago

                                                                                                            That's called cancer

                                                                                                            • Jjiui
                                                                                                              Jjiui  5 days ago

                                                                                                              Oh shit

                                                                                                              • Finn
                                                                                                                Finn  7 days ago

                                                                                                                Even my cells are confused too

                                                                                                                • AvengeVoltaire
                                                                                                                  AvengeVoltaire  7 days ago

                                                                                                                  so, 6 minutes to tell me nothing about the issue... nice, it could have been 15...

                                                                                                                  • Victor Thammavong
                                                                                                                    Victor Thammavong  7 days ago

                                                                                                                    I’m just a miserable pile of secrets.

                                                                                                                    • Gangsta Creeper
                                                                                                                      Gangsta Creeper  7 days ago

                                                                                                                      A part of me is always dying, but from school cause it sucks

                                                                                                                      • Cyberfoxxy
                                                                                                                        Cyberfoxxy  7 days ago

                                                                                                                        So i had a funny thought. Given that the brain handles everything from emotion, memory to choice there is a transcendental entity which i would call the "Spectator" (consciousness/soul). It holds no memories and no emotions it only... sees. When you die the spectator is released. Released where though. The funny thought was that if you shared 1 Spectator over 2 brains. Neither of them would be aware that the Spectator is shared cause that is limited by what the brain can perceive. We can even expand on the idea and instead of one spectator per person there is only 1 spectator in the entire universe that everyone and everything shares. A singular consciousness. So when you teleport and your original body is destroyed fear not cause you never existed in that body to begin with.

                                                                                                                        • Astro and Teddy
                                                                                                                          Astro and Teddy  7 days ago

                                                                                                                          A failure

                                                                                                                          • Ameen Shindoli
                                                                                                                            Ameen Shindoli  7 days ago

                                                                                                                            We are just a creature, who can see and hear a certain limit

                                                                                                                            • ALM 888
                                                                                                                              ALM 888  7 days ago

                                                                                                                              im stuff

                                                                                                                              • 佐藤修平
                                                                                                                                佐藤修平  7 days ago

                                                                                                                                毎回、思うのですが、イケボですねw

                                                                                                                                • Charlie Macsween
                                                                                                                                  Charlie Macsween  7 days ago

                                                                                                                                  At 0:15 it’s birdanater

                                                                                                                                  • Thenoobisplayin
                                                                                                                                    Thenoobisplayin  7 days ago

                                                                                                                                    What's with the birds?

                                                                                                                                    • Abhishek Pasupuleti
                                                                                                                                      Abhishek Pasupuleti  8 days ago

                                                                                                                                      "*If* you're lucky enough to grow old" XD

                                                                                                                                      • F.M.F 96
                                                                                                                                        F.M.F 96  8 days ago

                                                                                                                                        A stupid sandwich

                                                                                                                                        • Wilczek
                                                                                                                                          Wilczek  8 days ago

                                                                                                                                          A disgrace

                                                                                                                                          • Caitlin Smyth
                                                                                                                                            Caitlin Smyth  8 days ago

                                                                                                                                            someone: are you your body? me, a trans person: uh, no, i dont think so

                                                                                                                                            • Calvin Bergervoet
                                                                                                                                              Calvin Bergervoet  8 days ago

                                                                                                                                              This is such a mindf**k that I started questioning myself...

                                                                                                                                              • Janet Turner
                                                                                                                                                Janet Turner  8 days ago

                                                                                                                                                F in the chat for all the dead cells

                                                                                                                                                • Gucci_fijiwater ?
                                                                                                                                                  Gucci_fijiwater ?  6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  Janet Turner Fr

                                                                                                                                                  • SalutationsSaysMason
                                                                                                                                                    SalutationsSaysMason  9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    A Human

                                                                                                                                                    • CreationUniverse
                                                                                                                                                      CreationUniverse  9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      If I am "lucky enough to be old" Thanks for adding to my depression.

                                                                                                                                                      • Kowal
                                                                                                                                                        Kowal  9 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Genetic code is not a genetic information about us, it is the set of rules used by cells to translate information encoded within genetic material into protein. Please dont mistake genome with genetic code ;)

                                                                                                                                                        • A guy with random convictions

                                                                                                                                                          "A part of you is dying constantly." Me: I mean, you're not wrong.

                                                                                                                                                          • Kobayashi
                                                                                                                                                            Kobayashi  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            The me three years ago is dead, I am what replaced them.

                                                                                                                                                            • OP GOKU
                                                                                                                                                              OP GOKU  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              3:44 krillin 😲?!

                                                                                                                                                              • Jacob
                                                                                                                                                                Jacob  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                Just watched a marathon of who are you type videos and I seriously am unsatisfied. I'm ganna research and see if I can get answers.

                                                                                                                                                                • 광고천재 소준표
                                                                                                                                                                  광고천재 소준표  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  정말 나에 대한 부분에 대해 철학적 고민을 하게하면서도 과학적으로 접근하는 방식이 흥미롭고 재밌었습니다. 좋은 영상 감사합니다 :)

                                                                                                                                                                  • Hunter Seeburger
                                                                                                                                                                    Hunter Seeburger  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                    My brains way of thinking after this video; “How much can you remove before you stop being you” “Take away limbs” Ok still you “Take away body and replace blood flow with artificial blood” Ok Still y... wait that’s Futerama

                                                                                                                                                                    • Bendegúz Gergácz
                                                                                                                                                                      Bendegúz Gergácz  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Imagine if you could be as cool as a cancer cell. You dont want to cease to exist, so you...just dont. And become immortal.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Navaid Syed
                                                                                                                                                                        Navaid Syed  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                        There is no you without cells in this physical world.

                                                                                                                                                                        • OOFnite
                                                                                                                                                                          OOFnite  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                          I’m Patrick

                                                                                                                                                                          • Walmart_is_scary
                                                                                                                                                                            Walmart_is_scary  10 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            I know you are but what am I