![[What is consciousness]]
We used to think that we'd never understand what 'being alive' is. As our understanding grew, grey areas emerged - for example, in viruses or even certain droplets of oil, all of which exhibit some signs of being alive. This might happen as we uncover consciousness.
How it happens is the 'easy question', why is the 'hard question'
An experience of consciousness is integrated and informative.
#Theories of consciousness
![[Integrated Information Theory]]
Another way to phrase consciousness is to [[See yourself seeing]], related to metacognition.