If it weren’t for instructional YouTube channels, Elon Musk would never have remarked “You don’t need college to understand anything on the internet, everything is free. You can study everything you want for free.”, and Robert Kiyosaki would have never declared “Millennials are the most well educated generation in history. They had cell phones, yet they did not receive an education in school. They received social media education.”

Learning is an ongoing process in today’s fast-paced environment. Regardless of one’s age, position, or professional path, staying current is a must. We are paving the road for a decentralized capitalist society that values information over money and authority. Everything from repairing a tube light at home to mining bitcoins is available with the touch of a mouse. Is something truly genuine if it doesn’t have a digital version?

The value of knowledge is inversely proportional to its availability; all you need is your curiosity. While there is too much to take in, here is Social Samosa’s collection of instructive YouTube channels from many streams that will keep you wondering for a lifetime.

Following Love (Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha and Niyati Mavinkurve)

Between 2014 and 2019, Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha was an independent filmmaker, and Niyati Mavinkurve was a Chartered Accountant turned freelance writer. Both are deeply committed to environmental causes and travel. Following Love is an exciting show that both decided to start in 2019. The objective for founding the channel is expressed as “purpose to make the internet positive and present positive news in front of people”. They currently have nearly 1.44 million subscribers on YouTube, in addition to a large following on other social media platforms.

Mr Indian Hacker (Dilraj Singh Rawat)

Dilraj Singh, a well-known YouTuber from India, manages the channel Indian Hacker, which is an experimental one. Currently, Dilraj Singh is the first YouTuber in India with more than 20 million followers in the Hacker Experiment category. Every video Dilraj uploads on YouTube aims to do something different, which is why viewers enjoy them so much. In addition to entertaining his audience and expanding his expertise, he and his crew produce several experimental films.

Smarter Everyday (Destin Sandlin)

Destin Wilson Sandlin is an American engineer and scientific communicator who runs the YouTube series Smarter Every Day. His most popular video, “How Does a Carburetor Work?” has over 5 million views. With his buddy Matt Whitman, he also operates the YouTube channels The Sound Traveler and No Dumb Questions. Sandlin was chosen as one of three YouTube celebrities to have a one-on-one interview with then-President Barack Obama in 2016 as part of a White House campaign to attract younger audiences.

Veritasium (Derek Muller)

Veritasium, a YouTube channel on science with over 8 million subscribers and almost a billion views, and the 2017 Streamy Award for Science or Education, was founded by Dr. Derek Muller. For foreign broadcast networks, he has anchored documentaries, including Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail, Digits, and Vitamania which have won awards. He has worked as a journalist for Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World and as an anchor for the Australian science show Catalyst.