Michio Kaku talks about human consciousness and how we are connected to everything and that all consciousness is simply a feedback loop connecting us to space.
Michio Kaku talks about human consciousness and the theory on quantifying consciousness, which suggests consciousness is simply the number of feedback loops required to create a model of your position in space with relation to other organisms and time.
Now if you understood that, then you’re far more intelligent than I am.
But put simply, he believes that a thermostat has 1 unit of consciousness because it only senses and measures the temperature around it.
Whereas a flower, on the other hand, has around 10 units of consciousness because it understands a multiple of things such as temperature, changes in weather, humidity, gravity…etc.
Now that I understand, and can make sense of. Maybe my intelligence and level of consciousness are improving after all.
- Level 1 Consciousness: Example – reptiles. Understand position in space.
- Level 2 Consciousness: Example – mammal. Understand relation to other organisms – emotions, social hierarchy.
- Level 3 Consciousness: Example – humans. Understand relation to time, ability to imagine the future.