What is human consciousness? Michio Kaku talks 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 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.

He believes a thermostat has 1 unit of consciousness – it senses the temperature around it. A flower has around 10 units of consciousness – understands temperature, weather, humidity, gravity.

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.

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Michio Kaku Talks Human Consciousness

6th May 2016

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What is human consciousness? Michio Kaku talks 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 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.

He believes a thermostat has 1 unit of consciousness – it senses the temperature around it. A flower has around 10 units of consciousness – understands temperature, weather, humidity, gravity.

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.

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