Consciousness Explained: Spatial Awareness, Time Awareness, Self Awareness, Death Awareness, and Free Will

Below is an excellent BBC documentary on the self and free will. I especially like what Gordon Gallup says at the 11:48 mark:

Death awareness is the price we pay for self awareness.

If you only have time for a bit of this video, catch the last ten minutes on free will.

Hat tip: Andrew Clunn.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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3 Responses to Consciousness Explained: Spatial Awareness, Time Awareness, Self Awareness, Death Awareness, and Free Will

  1. That was awesome. I can’t wait to move my consciousness into a more robust machine body so that I can free dive into the Marianas Trench. 🙂

  2. andrewclunn says:

    Yeah, that line was probably my favorite too.

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