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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.