Today’s random shower thoughts
1. Emergent behavior is a term we use to refer to our perception of interactions between complex systems. When interactions become too complicated for us to readily understand, we call them emergent behavior
2. Consciousness is a very complex outcome of the interaction between various systems in the brain and body
3. Ergo, consciousness is an emergent behavior, which in itself is no more than a human perception. For example: a superintelligent alien might comprehend the full workings of our brains as easily as we comprehend the workings of a bicycle, and conclude that we are not conscious.