The Origin of Consciousness – How Unaware Things Became Aware

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  • Sources and link to book by Rupert Glasgow: Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware. This video was made possible by a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Support us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return): Steady: Merchandise: Newsletter: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Discord: The Voice of Kurzgesagt: Steve Taylor: The music of the video here: Soundcloud: Bandcamp: Youtube: Facebook: THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US:Bogdan Oleksyshyn, Andrew Zur, Nicholas Kenwrick-Piercy, MossBro333, Harry Turner, Car Bureator, David Hauweele, Austin Travis, Eric Grießbach, Daan Scholten, Charalampos Koundourakis, Artur Herdt, Will Zheng, Bernie Anderson, Martin Laflamme, Wolf Gratz, Daniel Lambert, Edward Salt, Ryder Carroll, Tyler Hamm, Justin Nichol, Adam, Samuel Cahyawijaya, Steffani Silva, Tobias Endrigkeit, Nic Penry, Lansing DeLong, Lei Lei, Zombieff,Alek Grzegorzek, Adam Mata, Ricardo Moreno, Bender Yang, Michael Maroske, Sam Lutfi, Paul Sabatini, James Eugene, Liya Gambaryan, Matt, Rufflik, Jonathan Calhoun, Arminé Saghatelyan, Russel Fausnight, Marek Alexa, Andrew Greenberg, Torje Eriksen, Miklós Molnár, Ahmad, George, Steelheart, Pierre Bengtsson, Alex Zoellner, Jungoh Lu, Ben Claussen, Jeff Fillmore, Fritz Solares, Edgar Kaizawa, Patrik Pärkinen, Luci Morin, Trevor, Erik Johnson, Cameron Ivany, greg z, Sami Seal, Julia Casal, Dan Vicarel, William Fishwick, Karlis Jerins, Alex H., Austin Nader, Alex Willisson, Victor Mercado, Ryan Kist, Andrew Whitley, Maxime Fuchs, Sean, Artem Korenev, Luke Welton, Imre Farkas, Jonas Strube Help us caption & translate this video!
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  • That Redheaded Kid
    That Redheaded Kid 3 saat önce

    A rock is not alive, life is a self-sustaining chemical systum capable of darwinian evolution. A rock is not that.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 7 saat önce

    Can we simulate this to Artificial intelligence to become conscious ? But instead of food we feed them with information,like creating world with hidden information and when they get it we give them gratification (points) and when they don't they lose points?

  • Tee Hee
    Tee Hee 23 saat önce

    What is food? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.

  • Random Guy In The Comments

    Consciousness is the human interface, and your subconscious is where the coding language gets sorted.

  • Ralts -il
    Ralts -il 1 gün önce

    4:48 that adventure time reference <3

  • PM 3736
    PM 3736 1 gün önce

    If consciousness emerges from interaction of matter doesn't that sort of elude to Panpsychism by some degree? It just feels like a easy slippery slope

  • music is music
    music is music 1 gün önce

    My name is chaitanya , it means consciousness in sanskrit.
    Can you pronounce it !!!!!!!!

  • Ozan Ayaz
    Ozan Ayaz 1 gün önce

    Still no reason for me to believe that we are random products of evolution. I'm not saying we were necessarily put here then either, but when a big chunk of atoms can become conscious then everything else can as well, or is already. So, thanks to science I can write this comment from my phone, but unless somebody shows me a picture of the big bang or writes me a postcard from the future, I won't take scientific 'facts' for granted.

  • quannga99
    quannga99 1 gün önce

    To define consciousness is similar to define time .

  • Karl Martell
    Karl Martell 1 gün önce

    any person talking about what consciousness actually is NEEDS to have experimented with psychoactive substances. its imperative! seriously! the assumption that only a complex structure experiences consciousness is fundamentally wrong. Every thing that can be perceived as a separate thing also has its own perception. You / Your arm /your forearm / a finger / that one atom at the top of your finger. Every one of these has its own opinions. And your illusion to be only one consciousness is quickly dissolved by viewing experiments with people whose two brain-halfs are separated. scale that up, think about how these two minds are fused together into something that perceives itself as one (this is the part where psy-drugs come in, to demonstrate to you how good your brain is able to trick you into perceiving stuff differently from one second to the other). and then ask, well, what IS the smallest thing that can have its own mind? Consider Slime-molds for example, who are Unicellular organisms, yet display clear signs of memory and complex behaviour. The theory here is that electric patterns carry information via repetitive vibration… well, if the ability to display quasi-electrical vibrations is what is crucial for a mind, then, my friend, the smallest possible thing that can carry a consciousness is the very fabric of space and time itself: the quantum fluctuations in a complete vacuum. Therefore: mind created matter, not the other way around.

  • Captain Virtu
    Captain Virtu 1 gün önce

    If you don’t know a language then how do you hear your thoughts?

  • Quantum Proton
    Quantum Proton 1 gün önce

    Consciousness- The emerging result of various brain activity that's processing both external and internal stimuli. Which results in a detailed awareness of self and a certain level of intelligence and comprehension of the environment.

  • Chris Dooley
    Chris Dooley 1 gün önce

    My pet rock behaves perfectly well thank you very much

  • B0rder55
    B0rder55 2 gün önce

    I just noticed you put citations for your facts on the bottom of the video. You are now my favorite science channel on YouTube. Thank you for making valid and reliable claims backed by evidence

  • Dahlia rainbow
    Dahlia rainbow 2 gün önce

    So wait.... If I am holding a book, and I am not conscious, would I know that I'm holding a book?

  • Dieuson Octave
    Dieuson Octave 2 gün önce

    Consciousness is the result of hyper evolution orchestrated by artificial intelligences either from the future or extra terrestrials. The evidence is seen in religious scripture with Eve eating the forbidden fruit, and then becoming aware, this is an allegory for the tesseract or monolith, or DNA mutation that led us to become hyper intelligent. The amount of time it took for humans to develop from previous homo species was so little, in relation to other instances of speciation that fully natural evolution could not have been the case. That is why we never found the missing link, we are clearly the result of some experiment. Look at all the scripture from every ancient text religious or secular, look at the ancient Egyptians’ drawings and Aztecs drawings of alien beings. It’s all there. I believe DMT and psylocibin could have also played a role in our hyper awareness. One thing is for sure though, the elite are transhuman at this point and almost immortal, communicating with beings on different planes and dimensions through the ingestion of a concoction of adrenachrome, DMT, and other stimulants. It’s been like this for millennia. Look up ancient blood rituals of Egyptians, Aztecs, Inca. They all drank blood and did DMT. This is still happening today.


    are parts 2 and 3 already available?

  • Novalis7
    Novalis7 3 gün önce

    как же не хватает таких видео на русском языке

    BAKANEKO 4 gün önce

    It’s DUST

  • Tubemonks
    Tubemonks 4 gün önce

    It's just like the conundrum in quantum physics. Experiments and reality are affected by human observation. It's like trying to observe yourself observing yourself.

  • Zack Slusser
    Zack Slusser 4 gün önce

    I’m very surprised The Templeton Foundation would sponsor production of a video that doesn’t advocate consciousness originating by means of a divine creator. @Kurzgesagt any further insight? There’s no nefarious intent in my question but I’m genuinely puzzled and quite curious. As always, thanks for the fantastic material!

  • Jon Jameson
    Jon Jameson 5 gün önce

    Forget consciousness, what about space? Ever pause to think about what space is, should it exist, how it exists and what if anything exists beyond? When you sleep and dream, your mind paints a picture in which you exist in space but that space doesn't actually exist at all because your mind made it all up. In short, there might be much much more depth to the children's song "Row your boat gently down the stream" than we ever thought.

  • andrea
    andrea 5 gün önce


  • Shane Mahabirsingh
    Shane Mahabirsingh 6 gün önce

    Misleading title Kurtz. This is the story of how aware things became more aware. I re-watched the video 3 times and haven't found the part where unaware things became aware. Maybe I missed it. If anyone has a time stamp where it was referenced in the video please help.

  • Mr Anderson
    Mr Anderson 6 gün önce

    All three of my tpe love dolls have become aware and they consent to my love for them.

  • paulgonzales18
    paulgonzales18 6 gün önce

    Valuable content. clear and concisely said as well as the animations it makes it entertaining to watch. amazing how complex beings we are today and knowing know how we came to be. thank you for this!

  • JustSomeGuy
    JustSomeGuy 6 gün önce

    Awesome music! Human brain is like a computer. Consciousness is what you're running on your system, it's what the operating system is showing and the operations it's performing. Subconscious is like what RAM is doing, what's in the BIOS, programming on video card chips, and what is going on in the hidden DOS box in the background. A mosquito is like AI of a zergling :)

  • sugar sweetie
    sugar sweetie 1 hafta önce

    I really love your video >3<
    you've got a new subcriber!

  • De Oliveira Damien
    De Oliveira Damien 1 hafta önce

    That doesn't explain anything. You merely pretend consciousness is a tool to get food, confounding it with senses. But nvm.

  • ctrl - H
    ctrl - H 1 hafta önce

    You don't explain the difference between human consciousness and animals

  • cesar leon
    cesar leon 1 hafta önce

    To be fair, lot of people are like Dugesia tigrina. when starved for a while they move in the direction of tasty things. after eating go to a dark spot to diggest in safety.

  • marvin metellus
    marvin metellus 1 hafta önce

    Raw awernes is a weird thing

  • dmdz
    dmdz 1 hafta önce

    Why are the humans in this video more unsettling than pretty much any other video I've seen?

  • Aditya
    Aditya 1 hafta önce

    ppl who r blind r still conscious

  • John B
    John B 1 hafta önce

    Consciousness is just another title for LIFE, or the Real Self. The human experience is just that, an experience LIFE is experiencing one of billions and billions of different experiences produced through a Processing System referred to as The Processing System of LIFE. It is very, very easy to see the Processing System Construct Outside the experience, (universe) when shown how or brought to your attention by them, that know and see the Processing System of LIFE themselves. Once you discover how to see this Processing System, you can study its Construct, workings and its operating language.

  • hoangky bactien
    hoangky bactien 1 hafta önce

    It is a bit arrogant to claim that "no one seems to figure it (consciousness) out."

  • May Noum
    May Noum 1 hafta önce

    Maybe bacteria are conscious what do you know??

  • R R
    R R 1 hafta önce

    I’m deeply impaciente. Guess that mean I’m less evolved than a chicken?

    JOSUAL NEW 1 hafta önce