Why It's Almost Impossible to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Under 3 Seconds | WIRED

  • Published on:  5/24/2019
  • The current world record for solving a Rubik's cube is 3.47 seconds. Could it be faster? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the mind-boggling math and finger-twisting world of speed cubing. Read more on this story from Robbie on WIRED.com: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-so...Here are some links for some of the information and cubers we consulted: World Cube Associationhttps://www.worldcubeassociation.org/... Tom Rokicki's Paper on "God's Number"https://tomas.rokicki.com/rubik20.pdfMIT Robot (built by Ben Katz & Jared Di Carlo) Breaks Rubik's Cube Record Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZu9g...Text: http://news.mit.edu/2018/featured-vid...World Record-Holder Feliks Zemdegshttps://www.102tube.com/user/fazrulz1Competitive Cuber Tiffany Chien from the Rubik's Cube Club at Berkeley https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAPz...https://cube.berkeley.edu/Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.Why It's Almost Impossible to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Under 3 Seconds | WIRED


  • J Perm
    J Perm 2 months ago+4406

    Great video :) one of my favorite series on YT and you definitely did speedcubing justice here!

  • AeBi
    AeBi 2 months ago+1065

    "No matter how good you are, there is always an Asian better than you."

  • Thanos !
    Thanos ! 2 months ago+970

    “The problem is the corners”
    “The problem is I didn’t even know that was a problem”

  • Eric Shi
    Eric Shi 2 months ago+870

    Zemdegs: Solves a Rubik’s cube in less than 5 seconds.
    Asian guy: 😏

  • ankith mahesh
    ankith mahesh 1 months ago+284

    Speedsolving tutorials in 2019: "you gotta learn and practice algorithms"
    Speedsolving tutorials in 2030: "the secret is to hit the timer really fast"

  • Miles Chun
    Miles Chun 2 months ago+3595

    *human solves Rubik's cube in less than 4 seconds*
    Humanity: cool, do it faster.

  • Peeper Gumball
    Peeper Gumball 2 months ago+312

    ??!! I found my old rubix cube and then instantly got recommended this video thank you fbi agent

  • Advait The Cuber
    Advait The Cuber 14 days ago+43

    Usually, when non-cubers talk about cubing, it's kina cringey. But this video was really well made and fun to watch, even for speedcubers such as myself. Good job!:)

  • I have to wait 90 days to change my name

    Her: What can you do with those fingers?
    Me: solves rubik's cube in 10 sec
    Her: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • epic 35
    epic 35 7 days ago+10

    Me: 22.52
    An Ultimatly superior Speedcuber: 3.47
    Me: WhY yOu BuLlY mE?

  • Thanos The destroyer
    Thanos The destroyer 1 months ago+97

    What if I told u I solved the 1x1x1 cube in 0.1 seconds?

  • John Hernandez
    John Hernandez 2 months ago+214

    3 seconds? I'm working on 30 years!!!!

  • Quasar
    Quasar 2 months ago+84

    Thanks I always wondered why my time always topped at 3 seconds

  • Tuber Jeff
    Tuber Jeff 1 months ago+66

    Normal kid: yo I just solved a 3x3x3 rubik cube in 1 hour
    Asian guy:hold my rubik cube

  • CuberM
    CuberM 2 months ago+3712

    No one starts with the idea of breaking a world record. You just start making progress little by little and until you realize it you have actually become fast.

  • 1,000 Subs With No Videos
    1,000 Subs With No Videos 2 months ago+29

    I can solve it in less than a second
    1: ask your friend to do 1 move
    2: undo that move

  • FuzionTiger
    FuzionTiger 1 months ago+75

    I’m currently trying to solve a Rubik’s cube.
    This is my 6th year.

  • Jesen C.
    Jesen C. 2 months ago+31

    The title: 'Why It's Almost Impossible to Solve a Rubik's Cube in Under 3 Seconds'
    Me: 'Why It's Impossible for me to solve a Rubik's Cube in whatever time?'

  • Sealywheely
    Sealywheely yesterday+1

    This is how many people who can’t solve a Rubik’s cube in three seconds

  • Peridoxペリドクス
    Peridoxペリドクス 2 months ago+3515

    How to solve a Rubik’s cube.
    1. Buy a Rubik’s cube.
    2. It’s already solved.