We have your 'Quanta' of energy and your 'Quarks' of matter, is there a 'Q' word for the ultimate unit of consciousness? Does it permeate the Universe, or is it confined to 'complex' living things? Or do only 'people' have 'consciousness'?
Yes. The word is Quietude. In ultimate consciousness, the theory is that there is nothingness; awareness resolves into dormancy and pure consciousness is.
Conciousness is of such that it must posess full understanding of itself...thus it is I.
Conciousness is of such that it must understand fully that it is or exist...thus it is Am.
Conciousness is again must fully understand that it can only be one, and to not be one means it doesnot exist neither knows exactly who or what it is.
So 'I Am' is the single and only unit of conciousness and it embodies everything that pertains to itself.
We have units of measurement for stuff (matter) and action (energy) about which there can be objective agreement of observers.
Consciousness is the experience of being awake. It does not have a unit of objective measurement anymore than happiness or itchiness. Also it is subjective and can only be observed by the being experiencing.
Excellent clinical definition of consciousness with regard to the attributes of thought and cognition. I disagree with it as applied to consciousness with regard to the substratum of nothingness. This is akin to deep sleep where we are not aware of forms of cognition but instead reach a point of alert mental suspension where only subtle impressions remain.
To have a unit of measurement something does need to be clinically defined. And I used the medical definition as the most widely agreed one. In more detail it requires a sentient subject able to integrate experience at the level of the cortex (or equivalent structure for other species)--that is at the level of conscious/not conscious.
I didn't really follow what else you were trying to say. I am sure consciousness has many degrees and types of state. We are conscious more or less or many different domains of experience. But what is does not have is a unit of measurement that is objective such as the units we use for force and spatial dimension.
What you think is of consequence determines how aware you are. You don't notice what is not of consequence.
I put the odds at 50:50 that we are an electrical feedback loop affected by chemicals.
And just like with a burning candle, no oxygen means cessation of existence.
Only if you are talking about something other than what most people are when using the word consciousness, or you mean metaphorically.
Actually, I mean it literally. As in odds are 50:50 we cease to exist upon death.
If you mean it literally, then not combustion. Combustion is a fuel and an oxidant creating heat.
The odds that we exist after death are not calculable.
Oxygen is the oxidant. Oxygen goes in; carbon dioxide comes out. That is combustion. All we have to do is figure out what the fuel is.
We still exist after death. Though not as humans, of course. The matter changes its form.
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