Following up on last episode’s question, “What is intelligence?” this episode we attempt to unpack “consciousness.”
We started from a dictionary definition: the state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings
We then explored a lot of ideas without necessarily making much, if any progress.
In conclusion we decided to take Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lead when he wondered if we’re asking the wrong question about consciousness:
In other words, we punted on consciousness for now.
See also: Wait But Why: Putting Time In Perspective