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What is Consciousness ? - Three Stages of Consciousness | Michio Kaku

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Published on Mar 3, 2016

Michio Kaku's theory on quantifying consciousness suggests consciousness is 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, etc.
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.

Some other useful resources about Consciousness -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscio...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GS2r...
http://bigthink.com/videos/consciousn...
http://www.iep.utm.edu/consciou/
http://www.economist.com/news/science...
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/con...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDjNE...

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