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A Real-Life Infinite Staircase

  • Published on Aug 5, 2022 veröffentlicht
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  • Cool turtle
    Cool turtle 3 months ago +10547

    “Back in my days we walked to school up hill both ways” -Kevin
    Why does everyone in the replies keep saying Steven

  • e
    e 3 months ago +6064

    That's how I see walking up the stairs when I'm exhausted

  • kosii
    kosii 3 months ago +237

    "This is not the shape you expect" It is exactly the shape I expect

    • Summer Dawn
      Summer Dawn 3 months ago +3

      Downhill in both directions....

    • Ryan
      Ryan 3 months ago +3

      Literally about to make that comment

    • Eli
      Eli 3 months ago +2


  • Under-A-Rock
    Under-A-Rock 3 months ago +1363

    "He slides down the stairs both ways"
    *Throws him down stairs*

  • Scott Matznick
    Scott Matznick 3 months ago +3276

    "the universe doesn't allow for this, but if it did, it would"

    • Benjamin Rhee
      Benjamin Rhee 3 months ago

      Euclid and all the other mathematicians couldn't find a complete explanation of Euclid's fifth postulate and here we are.

    • Small TrashMan
      Small TrashMan 3 months ago +2

      @ゴゴJowosukeゴゴ There's no really such a thing as "coherent versions" because that would imply that all versions not included in that group are "non-coherent" versions. But we really know nothing about how other Universes could work if there are any. They could be completely different in every conceivable way, yet there's not really anything i would consider to be incoherent unless the laws of physics stated that things must be incoherent lol.

    • Evan Pilkington
      Evan Pilkington 3 months ago +1

      @ゴゴJowosukeゴゴ If it was that common we'd have some iota of proof instead of arbitrary concepts.

    • ゴゴJowosukeゴゴ
      ゴゴJowosukeゴゴ 3 months ago +3

      @Pirilon78 Nope! It might actually be more common than not for people to believe universal constants, like pi for example, can only ever be what they are. I take the opposite opinion.

    • Pirilon78
      Pirilon78 3 months ago +6

      @ゴゴJowosukeゴゴ no. No one thinks hypothetical universes couldn't exist. They think that they don't. And as far as we are concerned they're right

  • yea just no
    yea just no 3 months ago +86

    "It's not quite the shape you expect"
    It is literally the exact shape you expect

  • Jacob Reimer
    Jacob Reimer 3 months ago +529

    The fact that I actually thought he built that out of Legos 😢

  • Nemisis 007
    Nemisis 007 3 months ago +957

    I would hate to live in nil space, just watching that example video made me feel sick.

    • Waddo
      Waddo 3 months ago

      I feel extremely sick too. We're quite literally not made to exist in such space.

    • fresh account🏳️‍🌈
      fresh account🏳️‍🌈 3 months ago

      @Nemisis 007 makes sense

    • Nemisis 007
      Nemisis 007 3 months ago

      @fresh account🏳️‍🌈 | True, but I was more talking about if I was moved into and forced to live in nil space and not born in it.

    • Benjamin Rhee
      Benjamin Rhee 3 months ago +1

      try a game called 'Hyperbolica' ;)

    • fresh account🏳️‍🌈
      fresh account🏳️‍🌈 3 months ago +1

      would be normal if its the only thing that existed

  • DragonEye135
    DragonEye135 3 months ago +68

    Wonderful, now my brain has additional input to create the next fever dream.

  • Ace
    Ace 3 months ago +766

    "Your insults dont hurt me in euclidean geometry, they are but an illusion!"

    • Antonio Corsetti
      Antonio Corsetti 3 months ago

      Donut boy

    • sleepy Aisha
      sleepy Aisha 3 months ago +2

      @Idran I If you play dnd, I would use it for that because an artificer who does illusions to make them seem like a wizard would be quite cool.

    • Idran I
      Idran I 3 months ago +20

      I don't know where, i don't know when, but what i know is that I'm going to use that

    • Grant
      Grant 3 months ago +13

      formal words and random is lol

  • DJS3
    DJS3 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for this video! 👍👍👍
    It explains 95% of the reasons why
    I sometimes fall up stairs instead
    of them down. Outstanding!

  • darkNovaskar
    darkNovaskar 3 months ago +20

    "how nauseated do you want to get"
    Nil space: "yes"

  • Rasmus Söderhielm
    Rasmus Söderhielm 3 months ago +1

    Dang, that's a really cool illusion. I expected it to just be the boring classic disconnected staircase that just looks connected. But no, it's actually continous! And the fact that it's actually sort of goes up both ways is a nice bonus.

  • ThebetterAlex
    ThebetterAlex 3 months ago

    i am so proud of myself for realizing exactly how the staircase worked before he showed it

    ARHAN 3 months ago +478

    Who else got the shape before the reveal
    I think it wasnt well made model..but nice explanation 👍

    • (edited)
      (edited) 3 months ago +3

      Yeah, not an effective illusion at all.

    • Sofia J
      Sofia J 3 months ago +3

      I did I was so confused at the start

    • 🏈Johnnyzeke611🎃
      🏈Johnnyzeke611🎃 3 months ago +10

      I don’t get how it’s an illusion i could see it from the start

    • MrCoolman
      MrCoolman 3 months ago +9

      The fingers also gave away but the model probably could have been painted better

    • Bee
      Bee 3 months ago +34

      I did, you could clearly see the angles weren't right. I think if the lighting and paint job was cleaner it may have been great

  • illessi
    illessi 3 months ago

    This is the one time it ended up being exactly what I expected. You can easily see its slanted even before the camera moves.

  • Chris Jones
    Chris Jones 3 months ago

    You know, i keep having this dream where im with my siblings in a room of some random apartment or an office building, then when i look out of the window its getting darker outside so one of my siblings will say something like "hey we should head home" and the other will go "yeah it's getting kinda late, come on Chris" then they'll both head out a door. So I'll walk through the same door and there's stairs. I figure they went down the stairs to find the exit so I'll go down the stairs, but there's more stairs, I'll keep running and running down the stairs all the while it's getting darker outside but i still can't find them. One time I jumped out the stairwell window, everything went black then i woke up.

  • Brib
    Brib 3 months ago +186

    What poor scientist took time out of his day to research nonexistent physics.

    • Spiny Slasher
      Spiny Slasher 2 months ago

      Dude who never touched mathematics since high school tries to lecture mathematicians.

    • firstname lastname
      firstname lastname 2 months ago +4

      @Brib What currenlysad said, math using weird geometry has many uses in real world stuff. Even if it didn't, that's not to say it'll never be useful. Quaternions and Complex Numbers once had no practical use, and now they're used all the time. Discoveries made in theoretical physics/math can be super useful and pave the way to new understandings of the world or new technology. That's why it's a job.
      As for the video showed in this short detailing the impossible staircase, I'm pretty sure that was a hobby project made by a programmer.

    • currenlysad
      currenlysad 3 months ago +5

      This kind of geometry is actually really useful in some applications like neural network ASICS making / optimization.
      Even tho our world doesn't seem to involve more than 4 dimensions, some math problems do require you to think in A LOT of dimensions !

    • NinjaCheetah
      NinjaCheetah 3 months ago

      @Brib nah they meant apologies

    • Brib
      Brib 3 months ago +1

      @Tropical Viking well phisics is something that I'm pretty sure is unchangeable, unlike technology. I also don't see the utility of an infinite staircase. But like you said- it was an unheard of technology, and this form of theoretical physics is also unheard of. This does, however, remind me of cryptocurrencies where people just invest in the next big thing because it might end up working like bitcoin. The only difference I see is that my money isn't on stake. Basically, the point I'm trying to make is that I think people don't deserved to get paid for coming up with cool ideas and saying "Wouldn't that be cool?" Even if they end up right.

  • Just a Person Who Comments

    Okay facility managers, this is going to blow your mind-the Escherian Stairwell. Located in Building 7 on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the stairwell was designed by Filipino architect Rafael Nelson Aboganda when the university moved from downtown Rochester to its current location in Henrietta.

  • arkanon
    arkanon 3 months ago

    There’s also a game created with the engine used for the nil geometry demo, it’s called HyperRogue and made by the same person. Using “experiment with geometry” mode you can explore more geometries

    XERXES 3 months ago

    Man..this channel is simply awesome...way to go brother ❤️🙏

  • Dand
    Dand 3 months ago

    This is the most anxiety inducing world perspective. I had a pretty similar perspective when I was tripping out of my mind off of dabs and felt like I was subjected to these sudden and violent seconds where the ride came to a complete stop and began again and incredible speeds before suddenly stopping again and I felt a trillion thoughts racing through my head about when it would come again and how terrifying it’s going to be when it happens and it always would. Felt like a ride on the world’s worst VR roller-coaster. TLDR:don’t do drugs

  • Bryan Nguyen
    Bryan Nguyen 3 months ago

    An infinite staircase and other non-euclidean geometry is possible in virtual reality since things can change around you. It's really trippy

  • Taken Psion
    Taken Psion 3 months ago +22

    “Talks about the stairs”
    Me where’d that hole come from

  • Matthew Erspamer
    Matthew Erspamer 3 months ago +65

    Boss I tried building according to the spot elevation plan but boss I’m telling you, these stair landings are not ADA.

  • FizBlitz
    FizBlitz 3 months ago

    Basically nil geometry turns 2D into 3D, making walking in a circle into walking around a sphere. Similar to walking to the complete opposite side of earth.

  • Scrumt
    Scrumt 3 months ago

    I’m proud my brain immediately worked out what was happening and I only knew what illusion he was referencing

  • Vivien Takacs
    Vivien Takacs 3 months ago

    The Neil geometry thing shows exactly what it looks like when I'm dreaming and walking upstairs actually 😭😭 You sure this doesn't happen?

  • Where’s My Grasses?
    Where’s My Grasses? 3 months ago

    Bro I swear, that looks like something from my dreams. Felt like I was in the 4th Dimension.

  • Speedy Kermit
    Speedy Kermit 3 months ago

    I love non-euclidean geometry stuff. There's a mod for the game minecraft called Immersive Portals. It adds portals that are seamless, making it so that you can have some weird stuff, like a loop where you literally see the back of yourself.

  • A-Different-One
    A-Different-One 3 months ago +6

    "It's not quite the shape you'd expect"
    Me: "uhmmmmmm yes it is??"

  • Tony Bates
    Tony Bates 3 months ago

    M.C Escher should've at least been referenced beyond the type of staircases he drew, that mans art is a real trip!

  • Luna Wolf 175
    Luna Wolf 175 3 months ago +1

    "Keep going round and round circle never ends don't how to get out don't know how to get out don't know how I got in, keep going round and round I don't understand just when I reach the top it starts over again"
    Huh so I guess technically that could be possible!

  • TheGamingDuck YT
    TheGamingDuck YT 3 months ago

    Universe: "How trippy do you want this to be?"
    Science & geometry: "yes.."

  • ImpishlyIt
    ImpishlyIt 3 months ago

    Unfortunately the handmade nature of this (as much as I love handmade stuff) makes it more obvious than the animated versions some people have made in the past. I love this illusion though lol.

  • Kahl Son
    Kahl Son 3 months ago +23

    It orginally looked exactly like how it did when you changed angle to me

  • Meme Rights Activist
    Meme Rights Activist 3 months ago

    Now I need a Nil Space VR game so I can empty my stomach in 5 seconds flat

  • Shan
    Shan 3 months ago +8

    This reminded me of the 'Paradoxical Architecture' from Inception.

    • AJ
      AJ 3 months ago +1

      Yeah I think its the exact same illusion

  • No Name
    No Name 3 months ago +9

    Endless stair already exists: Escalator, just walk the opposite way in a speed that lets you walk on the spot.

    • A side of Aioli
      A side of Aioli 6 days ago

      @mlg mcdonalds land Function isn't the only factor concerning classification. A plane and a car are clearly not the same thing despite their functions both being transport. I just found it interesting how condescending you were being in the midst of uttering such nonsense. Esp since the rudeness wasn't really warranted. Chill out a little, that's all friend.

    • mlg mcdonalds land
      mlg mcdonalds land 7 days ago

      @A side of Aioli
      When it serves the same function

    • A side of Aioli
      A side of Aioli 7 days ago

      @mlg mcdonalds land wait, you think an incline is synonymous with a staircase?

    • D D
      D D 3 months ago

      @mlg mcdonalds land that's a ramp

    • Aven
      Aven 3 months ago

      @mlg mcdonalds land Ever heard of stairs?

  • M. L.
    M. L. 3 months ago

    For anybody not understanding the second half of the video. He is basically saying the staircase is a never ending corkscrew staircase. However in that sort of dimension as you twirled around the corskrew your surroundings would simultaneously be level with your point of eyesight plane of view.

  • BorisXD
    BorisXD 3 months ago

    I love how he made himself as a lego minifigure to describe it.

  • Shitpost Status
    Shitpost Status 3 months ago

    even after you showed us how it looks when the illusion is broken im still confuwed

  • Crimson
    Crimson 3 months ago

    What if ktold you it is possible but the angle and lenght of the staircase would spread so far you would be better off making a always uphill road? Eath is a sphere. We can place a element on it that would seem always rising depending on your location.

  • Mei Hou Chung
    Mei Hou Chung 3 months ago

    This is the kind of stairs I endlessly climb in my nightmares... 😭

  • The Improvement Lab
    The Improvement Lab 3 months ago

    Could you make a perpetual motion machine in Nil space ?

  • HClbn
    HClbn 3 months ago +21

    Imagine now you’ll never skip leg day

  • Daniel Miller
    Daniel Miller 3 months ago

    That's how I feel with a regular staircase

  • Jez Belga
    Jez Belga 3 months ago +10

    "it's not quite the shape you'd expect"
    *Proceed to showing me a shape I'd expect

  • Steve Red
    Steve Red 3 months ago

    I feel like that could make for an interesting game. A chase game or something or a different kind of game

  • Emilio Reyes
    Emilio Reyes 3 months ago

    Literally how I knew it would be I’ve learned about this.

  • This is BAXTER
    This is BAXTER 3 months ago

    Imagine fighting someone in nil space 😂

  • Philip Tucker
    Philip Tucker 3 months ago

    It’s actually the exact shape I expected it to be lol

  • That anonymous dude that knows everything

    What if you put 2 staircases together?
    Wouldnt it be infinite?

  • Gaurav Raj
    Gaurav Raj 3 months ago +6

    Now i can feel my brain in knee 🤣 cause of that neil space animation

  • Godrick the Minecrafted

    « It’s not what you’d expect »
    It is exactly how I imagined it worked

  • SpectralFX
    SpectralFX 3 months ago

    Oh wow, I sure needed some wierd form of existential dread, thank you.

  • Tahirih Maddela
    Tahirih Maddela 3 months ago

    How stairs tend to be in my dreams -_- and everybody else is fine with it, I'm the only one freaking out

  • Rhythm GAMING
    Rhythm GAMING 3 months ago

    Ive been drawing 3d for some fun then i immediately saw that down part thingy at the end of the stairs for some reason my brain just automaticly detects 3d

  • Jonah Reis
    Jonah Reis 3 months ago

    Now I understand that particular stage in Diablo 2. Thanks man!

  • Cheese Boy
    Cheese Boy 3 months ago

    Ok quick question, if we dont live in “nil space” and likely wont be able to, why and how do we know about it. Is it a theory? Is there any way this kinda thing exists? I really just wanna know why this is like, a thing and why it.. matters i guess?

  • Broken Abyss
    Broken Abyss 3 months ago +5

    How high could you go walking in circles?

    • Fette Taube
      Fette Taube 3 months ago

      I've tried. Conclusion: getting high is entirely unrelated to walking speed, number of rounds or the movement at all, albeit at certain speeds it gets a bit difficult

  • Abhijit Panda
    Abhijit Panda 3 months ago

    That last animated part was trippy as hell.

  • Willie Clark
    Willie Clark 3 months ago

    He can walk down stairs both ways as long at there's a ramp lmao

  • J C
    J C 3 months ago

    This is what a stair master must feel like

  • Ferby Clatton
    Ferby Clatton 3 months ago +1

    “What’s even cooler is you can push him down the stairs.”

  • KarlShinten
    KarlShinten 3 months ago

    Imagine ahowing this illusion to someone in the late medieval 17's 💀

  • Squish
    Squish 3 months ago

    In a very good game called "her tears were my light" there is a character called Nill, but if you don't have the patience for constantly getting stuck in time loops I don't recommend the game.

  • FallenAngelZero00
    FallenAngelZero00 3 months ago

    I have had many dreams like that simulation.

  • Prasham Shah
    Prasham Shah 3 months ago

    My mind was blown watching this 💣💥

  • Bartłomiej Kowalczyk
    Bartłomiej Kowalczyk 3 months ago

    That was pretty obvious, expected some other sort of magic here

  • Luca
    Luca 3 months ago

    It was literally the shape I expected

  • Abhishek KV
    Abhishek KV 3 months ago

    Hey I'm a fan of your video i had question that what happens when we connect a armature out put eachother like a circle

  • Lea
    Lea 3 months ago +1

    Brain: should I trigger my vertigo?
    This video: yes.

  • Sile et nostis
    Sile et nostis 3 months ago

    Ramps actually do exist in our reality. It was just a ramp up to the other steps again.

  • Atlang Ofentse
    Atlang Ofentse 3 months ago

    My brain honestly died when we were shown the video of an infinite staircase

  • Seamus McBride
    Seamus McBride 3 months ago

    Actually, since we live on a semi-spherical planet, all of our geometry is non-euclidian

  • King James 23
    King James 23 3 months ago

    Imagine we lived like that, I’d get motion sick from walking 🤢

  • Ewan Cook
    Ewan Cook 3 months ago

    That’s exactly the shape I expected lol

  • No
    No 3 months ago +1

    "How does this infinite staircase work?"
    Turn the angle

  • sobhan bahador
    sobhan bahador 3 months ago

    So if you trip and fall, do you keep rolling down ?

  • Cayden Graham
    Cayden Graham 3 months ago +1

    When the hill really goes up both ways:

  • Michael’s Life Cycle
    Michael’s Life Cycle 3 months ago

    That’s exactly the shape I expected

  • Alex
    Alex 3 months ago

    This would be terrifying in an eternal loop just climbing up

  • DOG
    DOG 3 months ago

    "its actually just an illusion"

  • Gay Kermit 𓆏𓂸
    Gay Kermit 𓆏𓂸 3 months ago

    I saw through the illusion as soon as the video started. You should've used the worlds darkest black paint to completely hide the illusion.

  • Kevin King
    Kevin King 3 months ago

    Obi-Wan:- "It's over, i have the high ground Anakin "
    Anakin:- Not from my point of view, Obi-Wan.

  • con Ba
    con Ba 3 months ago

    It was exactly the shape I expected

  • MisterrToast
    MisterrToast 3 months ago

    It was exactly the shape I expected

  • High Definition
    High Definition 3 months ago

    It's absolutely the shape I expected lmao

  • Who These
    Who These 3 months ago

    It looks like a game I played on my Windows XP😂
    The bowling ball thingy.

  • tom
    tom 3 months ago

    That's exactly the shape I expected

  • Yagi Toshinori
    Yagi Toshinori 3 months ago +9

    So my grandfather just lived in nil space when he walked to school up hill both ways in the snow...

  • XtremeFPS_
    XtremeFPS_ 3 months ago

    Except it's exactly what I expected. How else would you build it in Euclidean space?

  • Bob John
    Bob John 3 months ago

    This is truly a tremendous channel

  • Hellomynameis
    Hellomynameis 3 months ago

    Imagine having the nausea effect your whole life

  • Kanishk Jaiswal
    Kanishk Jaiswal 3 months ago

    I knew the trick, but it still wasnt the shape i expected 💀

  • omhh
    omhh 3 months ago +11

    That video at the end looks like my dreams

  • Sean
    Sean 3 months ago +1

    "Guys help I fell up the stairs and broke my legs!"

  • ViciouS BeE
    ViciouS BeE 3 months ago

    It's actually an infinite stair case, he's just hiding it on a different dimension