The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins

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    Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner's shoulder while they remain clueless.
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i am wiz
i am wiz

He had two casino chips. I found it pretty obvious when he consistently kept putting his hand in his pocket.

Vor 7 Stunden
Scotify
Scotify

Um you're all basic af. You can see everything he's doing.

Vor Tag
Designing Dreams
Designing Dreams

@TED...nobody on this planet is better in MIS-DIRECTING more than a billion people, than the PM of a great country INDIA.

Vor Tag
L Hodg
L Hodg

I saw a video on how he does this and I can’t watch it the same way 😂😂

Vor Tag
Jack
Jack

動画見返して服のこと気がついてビックリしたわ。 客席に行った時から変わってたのか

Vor Tag
SCWfan06
SCWfan06

Such a shame he still had 3 minutes on the clock

Vor 2 Tage
Carolyn Fletcher
Carolyn Fletcher

wow.

Vor 3 Tage
johnmark lamparero
johnmark lamparero

5:53 he had 2 chips

Vor 4 Tage
Martin Fiay
Martin Fiay

when he gave the girl the clicker look more closely the frames before & after that as he walks back on stage, brilliant absolutely brilliant deception ......... U can pick everything out after replaying but in reality hes the master of deception when on the go , i can pick everything he does but 99.9% of people are bamboozled !

Vor 5 Tage
Ombric Shalazar
Ombric Shalazar

apollo robbin'

Vor 5 Tage
T L
T L

6:54 ???????????????

Vor 9 Tage
My Copy
My Copy

When did he change his shirt from the purple one

Vor 10 Tage
Kreamations
Kreamations

It was so obvious what he was doing when he gave the clicker back😂😂

Vor 10 Tage
James Iyer
James Iyer

This comment section is a gold mine.

Vor 13 Tage
Akif Habeeb
Akif Habeeb

“The easiest way to steal a man’s wallet is to tell him you’re going to steal his watch." Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows

Vor 13 Tage
Mr. Prius
Mr. Prius

good book

Vor 8 Tage
Getroy
Getroy

Seriously.. he can't even steal my pho

Vor 15 Tage
MichalKarolMikolaj
MichalKarolMikolaj

8:15 my mind just exploded

Vor 15 Tage
ta suzu
ta suzu

多くのボディタッチや話術、視線の誘導で注意を逸らす。 それらに意識をさせておいて、最後の大判狂わせ。 最高に面白いけど、騙され続けた悔しさと、恐ろしさを感じる凄いプレゼン。

Vor 15 Tage
Priya Karthik
Priya Karthik

Alternate title: Messing with people until they feel humiliated.

Vor 20 Tage
Eliaz Bobadilla
Eliaz Bobadilla

Pablo.

Vor 17 Tage
Kyester1
Kyester1

Wouldn't be magic without the goatee

Vor 21 Tag
Данила Карпов
Данила Карпов

Будь всегда внимателен к тому, что делаешь, и ничего не считай недостойным внимания. Конфуций

Vor 23 Tage
ソニックガンナー
ソニックガンナー

何度も見ちゃう

Vor 27 Tage
xXLUCIFERINXx
xXLUCIFERINXx

Dude when he said what am i wearing!😭 I ws like!! Mannnnn dayummm

Vor 28 Tage
the running man
the running man

His pickpocketing skills are astonishing

Vor Monat
Daniel Tobias
Daniel Tobias

There are actually two chips.

Vor Monat
Qua Co
Qua Co

Yang milih Allah SWT like.

Vor Monat
Random dog
Random dog

The guy's last name is robbin coincidence? I think not

Vor Monat
brrr
brrr

Only someone in ultra instinct can survive this guy

Vor Monat
トッキパン
トッキパン

かっこよすぎて定期的に見にきちゃう

Vor Monat
Tum Ham
Tum Ham

Superb.

Vor Monat
Tuong Vy
Tuong Vy

Like si veniste a jalartela.

Vor Monat
Jcorb
Jcorb

This guy is a great pickpocket but he's not funny or charming.

Vor Monat
Jcorb
Jcorb

"Do you think it's possible to control someone's attention". - Already doing that to every person in the room.

Vor Monat
Context Not Needed
Context Not Needed

He protecc He attacc He forget to put my watch back!

Vor Monat
Fyn Nu
Fyn Nu

A la verga.

Vor Monat
Mohamed Riyath Abdul Hassan
Mohamed Riyath Abdul Hassan

. . Hljjja

Vor Monat
Korporal Kronic
Korporal Kronic

you dont see how he switches shirts, but from 4:45 to 5:00 you can see its changed

Vor Monat
jordan carneal
jordan carneal

안녕하세요 청정이 여러분들! 이번에 풀영상을 올릴 서브채널을 개설하게 되었습니다! 닉넴 뭐할까 하다가 다 이거 추천할 것 같아서 이걸로 했네요 구독 한번씩 부탁드립니다! 세번도 가능 두번은 불가

Vor Monat
EMPEROR Phen
EMPEROR Phen

If misdirection do at basketball it will be great

Vor Monat
SeargentYeet
SeargentYeet

wait at the end was it the tie that got away?

Vor Monat
Conor
Conor

the clicker moment is when he took his tie off , this was amazing

Vor Monat
Emilie Vane
Emilie Vane

I noticed he changed his clothes like 5 seconds after he did and went back to check. Haven't been this proud of myself in a while lol

Vor Monat
xxSHOCK WAVExx
xxSHOCK WAVExx

Im gonna convince myself this is fake so i dont go insane

Vor Monat
Va Lam
Va Lam

Poor dog I liked my own commet how sad.

Vor Monat
Cornelius Healy
Cornelius Healy

Have a glass of water mate

Vor Monat
rk the tutor
rk the tutor

He is a trained theif 🤣🤣🤣

Vor Monat
Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed.
Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed.

Do you think it’s possible to control someone’s attention? Even more than that, what about predicting human behavior? I think those are interesting ideas, if you could. I mean, for me, that would be the perfect superpower, actually kind of an evil way of approaching it. But for myself, in the past, I’ve spent the last 20 years studying human behavior from a rather unorthodox way: picking pockets. When we think of misdirection, we think of something as looking off to the side, when actually it’s often the things that are right in front of us that are the hardest things to see, the things that you look at every day that you’re blinded to. For example, how many of you still have your cell phones on you right now? Great. Double-check. Make sure you still have them on you. I was doing some shopping beforehand. Now you’ve looked at them probably a few times today, but I’m going to ask you a question about them. Without looking at your cell phone directly yet, can you remember the icon in the bottom right corner? Bring them out, check, and see how accurate you were. How’d you do? Show of hands. Did we get it? Now that you’re done looking at those, close them down, because every phone has something in common. No matter how you organize the icons, you still have a clock on the front. So, without looking at your phone, what time was it? You just looked at your clock, right? It’s an interesting idea. Now, I’ll ask you to take that a step further with a game of trust. Close your eyes. I realize I’m asking you to do that while you just heard there’s a pickpocket in the room, but close your eyes. Now, you’ve been watching me for about 30 seconds. With your eyes closed, what am I wearing? Make your best guess. What color is my shirt? What color is my tie? Now open your eyes. By a show of hands, were you right?

Vor Monat
Rahul Mishra
Rahul Mishra

He should have kept his changed shirt tucked then i wouldnt have noticed

Vor Monat
George White
George White

Okay but while you were distracted by the video you didn't notice the last 4 letters of the url...

Vor Monat
Nguyenkhoi Baongan
Nguyenkhoi Baongan

if you want God to forgive you dont commet here just go to the church and pray.

Vor Monat
Awexor
Awexor

Цыганские фокусы

Vor Monat
B Lortie
B Lortie

4:40 where he gets rid of the tie

Vor Monat
Richard Angelus
Richard Angelus

He takes out his tie while going up the stair. Nevertheless, this is good about ATTENTION 💪

Vor Monat
Mark Daniels
Mark Daniels

I’ve seen every YT clip of him there is, many times. You catch on to his routine, exactly when and how he moves the chip, etc. And when he says “this about the TIMING, really,” he’s getting your WATCH while you’re focusing on the chip.

Vor Monat
KSI
KSI

My frank is morbidly obese

Vor Monat
OOPADMIN GAMER
OOPADMIN GAMER

Hold up Impossible

Vor Monat
OOPADMIN GAMER
OOPADMIN GAMER

Gta

Vor Monat
Sameer Gonuguntla
Sameer Gonuguntla

Bruh

Vor Monat
Sameer Gonuguntla
Sameer Gonuguntla

Bruh

Vor Monat
Hydro Feizox
Hydro Feizox

On the second time that he had the poker chip he had 2 of themm

Vor 2 Monate
gorillula
gorillula

Kuroko no basket?

Vor 2 Monate
Rajendra behera
Rajendra behera

When you know Joe was the part of that show 😉.

Vor 2 Monate
Sai Varshith Paluru
Sai Varshith Paluru

Plot Twist: This guy is Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket

Vor 2 Monate
Stream of Consciousness
Stream of Consciousness

He robbed him on stage in front of a audience. I will never laugh at a guy with a wallet chained to their belt again. 4:37 must be a clip on, 4:49 tie is gone and he untucks his shirt, yeah I went back !!! soooo !!!

Vor 2 Monate
Mehmet Ali
Mehmet Ali

I know you guys are trying to find 4:37

Vor 2 Monate
Eagle-x Online
Eagle-x Online

At 2:52 , a woman at the bottom left is sleeping, i think i am paying attention.

Vor 2 Monate
AK-47
AK-47

Appollo? They should have named him Hermes.

Vor 2 Monate
e e
e e

when he was looking for people you could tell he was picking the ones that weren't nervous and i think that's cool

Vor 2 Monate
191 - GCET -16
191 - GCET -16

After watching the whole video I was with was fascinated for like 15 seconds then I kept scrolling

Vor 2 Monate
Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar

i was like where is his tie fho

Vor 2 Monate
sigh-lus
sigh-lus

he need some water my boy got cotton mouth

Vor 2 Monate
Spears1dw131qbyt Spears1131qbytdwd
Spears1dw131qbyt Spears1131qbytdwd

Friends I've a question, how and what time he could manage to change the shirt's color? I couldn't realise it, I watch again and again

Vor 2 Monate
Merhaba Merhaba
Merhaba Merhaba

4:35

Vor 2 Monate
Arjay63
Arjay63

i dont think this is the art of misdirection

Vor 2 Monate
Vishu Selurer
Vishu Selurer

2:29 idiot. How things out when it's philosophy?

Vor 2 Monate
E'zoza Ilhomova
E'zoza Ilhomova

Friends I've a question, how and what time he could manage to change the shirt's color? I couldn't realise it, I watch again and again

Vor 2 Monate
E'zoza Ilhomova
E'zoza Ilhomova

@The New Ninja yes I agree, during coming back the stage he managed to change but How he changed it? did he wear another shirt ? I think he wore two shirts and during coming back the stage he took off one of them

Vor 2 Monate
The New Ninja
The New Ninja

@E'zoza Ilhomova it would be very hard to do onstage

Vor 2 Monate
E'zoza Ilhomova
E'zoza Ilhomova

Please say about it to me who realise it

Vor 2 Monate
Rishi Raghav
Rishi Raghav

Even after watching it second time, I was not able to notice when he took off his watch.

Vor 2 Monate
Drew Vynelle Polintan
Drew Vynelle Polintan

Fingers!!!

Vor 2 Monate
Loïc Boissonneault
Loïc Boissonneault

4:38 is where it all happened, look closely at his hands

Vor 2 Monate
noel c
noel c

he just took 10 mins of my life and i never even noticed

Vor 2 Monate
Isaac Bolton
Isaac Bolton

*4:37* I think he took his tie off there

Vor 2 Monate
Urgen Dorji
Urgen Dorji

tomorrow's headlines: pick-pocketing rates increases by 69%

Vor 2 Monate
Pippelitraktori
Pippelitraktori

This video is 7 years old?

Vor 2 Monate
Ayush Verma
Ayush Verma

4:34 he signeled the cameraman so that he could change his dress within that time.

Vor 2 Monate
m. j.
m. j.

I've to see 2 chips🤮

Vor 2 Monate
Fendula Ratsq
Fendula Ratsq

youtube hired this guy and now you are all slaves glued to its recommendations

Vor 2 Monate
Hamden lag
Hamden lag

If you control someone's attention what would you do with it ? Facebookn, instagram : We do ads

Vor 2 Monate
Spartacus scofield
Spartacus scofield

Omggg! Wonderful

Vor 2 Monate
John Schwanz
John Schwanz

Listen to all the lip smacking getting picked up by the mic

Vor 2 Monate
Gaurav Sharma
Gaurav Sharma

I could have given you 1000000000 likes if possible

Vor 2 Monate
SeiZure Gaming
SeiZure Gaming

This guy could make a good snatcher he should try to steal my keyboa-

Vor 2 Monate
Samanyu Bhatnagar -VIII LILY D.I.S
Samanyu Bhatnagar -VIII LILY D.I.S

2013... oh yea it's been 7 years like normal

Vor 2 Monate
Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken

lol, humans r stupid

Vor 2 Monate
Kryton 2X4B523P
Kryton 2X4B523P

While you were reading this coment, something hapened.......... Now check your pockets :D Now check your arm I think these few seconds of your life stolen by me was yours... But I dont give back

Vor 2 Monate
Kryton 2X4B523P
Kryton 2X4B523P

Ok, now seriously check your pockets :D :D :D :D

Vor 2 Monate
Thierno Gaming
Thierno Gaming

Why mans have a shrimp in his pocket 🤣🤣🤣

Vor 2 Monate
Captain Bob Smiley
Captain Bob Smiley

Amazing. That guy could steal your tattoo.

Vor 2 Monate
David T
David T

Is it just me, or does this look like Joe W. Bush??

Vor 2 Monate
jello75146
jello75146

He changed what he was wearing when he got rid of the clicker!

Vor 2 Monate
Aditya K
Aditya K

The guy had 2 poker chips

Vor 2 Monate
Md Saad Shoeb
Md Saad Shoeb

Awesome

Vor 2 Monate
Clifford Morgan
Clifford Morgan

The one takeaway I got from this is, Shrimp can be a stand-alone carried snack.

Vor 2 Monate
mahir
mahir

now you see me in real life

Vor 2 Monate
hassaan syed
hassaan syed

there's a lot of amazing ted talks out there but I've never seen anyone 4 times before

Vor 2 Monate
recreating success
recreating success

All I see is Kuroko 😂😂

Vor 2 Monate

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