Consciousness is a state of matter.

"A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of consciousness in concrete mathematical terms for the first time"

"He goes on to show how the particular properties of consciousness might arise from the physical laws that govern our universe. And he explains how these properties allow physicists to reason about the conditions under which consciousness arises and how we might exploit it to better understand why the world around us appears as it does."

An interesting article. What struck me was that they wanted to talk about consciousness as information system and indivisible whole... but fall into the trap of calculating what the computing power of our brain is.... It is strange, how strong the connection between consciousness and brain is in science. Even in such extreme novel approaches.

Nevertheless, interesting that these discussions are able to take place. Here is the link.