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. Consciousness Poster here: Support us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return): Kurzgesagt Newsletter: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Discord: 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!


Reid Mock : You didn’t meet your bird quota in this video. I hope you rectify this issue in the next one.

Kick-Yum : you're not you when you're hungry have a consciousness

Ryan Cho : I wonder if in a million years humans are going to evolve and think we are primitive animals

Snickers : I may be concious But I'm dead on the inside.

The potato Party pooper : so in a tiny nutshell, food driven?

Starfurexxed : The disappearance of the birds worries me.

swukelz : Consciousness basically means breaking the 4th wall irl Thinking about consciousness basically means breaking the 74th wall

sevenfourtyseven : Trust me there are some aspects of being in this universe that we may never become conscious of.until next week on dragon ball z

Bhargavi Suhas : Are these series meant to counter balance the "Existential Crisis" series?

D4rK3sTsH4d0W : The question is, What's the next level of consciousness beyond us? Can we get that? What would it feel like? What does consciousness taste like? -Vsause

Ghlbtsk [Sam Z] : I am conscious about the serious lack of birds in this kurzgesagt video. Edit: Thanks for 2000 likes! Also, yes, chickens are birds, but not those *kurzgesagt* style birds... Edit 2: Spelling

Near : "Norgefilms" translations are auto-translated. They have been "translating" other popular channel's video and all of them are just auto-translated. Please ban "Norgefilms" !

Cheesy Challenges : I learn more in at least 9 minutes than 7 hours of school I am impressed

Zraffer-TD : I cannot pronounce your channel's name but I have subscribed and follow you though. Nice content.

antipoti : But what is the difference between a smart machine (doing all of what the video listed) and a living thing? (Btw, the animation is SO CUTE!!)

aestriol : 4:17 "dark sheltered spot" me going back to my room at 3am after eating shredded cheese

Adriana Brossmannova : Could you do a video on climate/environmental depression? This is a rising phenomenon that is not really being talked about. Thank you.

Cole Morrel : Why didn't they name the video "The Origin of Consciousness – How Unwoke Things Became Woke" SMH

mistrzkarolwielki : Wow. This is interesting. Great job once again kurzgesagt.

Elijah Pedroza : Confirmed: Evolution will stop when world hunger is solved.

smiley volcano : How to make a Sunday even better: Kurzgesagt release a video

plu ll : Another video another existential crisis!

Mohammed Fauzi : Do you realise how INCREDULOUS your explanation is?

Just An Average Animator : Rocks are in a superposition of being both dead and alive. +100 IQ

captaincrazyhat : I can’t wait until they explain the question! After all we already know the answer is 42.

Pluff : So... you’re basically saying that my intelligence was created in a drive for food? *Seems right*

Shir Tsarfati : I love your videos, the kurzgesagt team deserves actual awards for explaining important, big subjects in such a simple and friendly way. Anyone can watch their videos and learn something new :)

Mr. P. Enis : This videos left me even more confused than before

Omega Deadpool : The first thing I noticed No Birds why no Bird I need my Bird This is not my Bird

OGAWA KEI : The translation of Japanene have changed bad automated one from previous video(Kurzgesagt trust or not).Please Ban the translater!

Kassoon : "object permanence develops in babies at around 8 months" I have some multiplayer matches that refute this

Anastatian E Romani Journalist Gypsy : Thank you for your time and consideration

Sergio : i think this video is talking about intelligence, not consciousness. a matter of definitions, i suppose. but the question of consciusness is much more interesting, they should do a video about that.

Phoenix Dawn : I wish I was less conscious so I wouldn't eat as much! :p

zabotheother : It's all great stuff, just doesn't explain actually HOW we became conscious. I think using only science, you're going to fall short of consciousness.

Nate Ryan : "[The origin of our consciousness is] the directed motion of a hungry self towards a source of food" I hunger, therefore I am.

GatoVerde TV : you did not really answered but the video was entertaining

wulphstein : Yup! And other tricks to fool the unwary.

Dante Alighieri : I know exactly what consciousness is. But I'm not telling you. I'm kinda self conscious about it.

vishal zhaoyun : We have lived on Earth for thousands of years but can't solve most of the mysteries.... We should let the scientists deal with them and protect out beautiful nature and animals around us....

Caleb Davis : Worm- (only eats and sleeps) Me- "Haha wow that worms life must suck 😂😂" Me- *Goes on to eat entire box of Brownies and then crash in bed*

True Sheamus : I love the art style. I'd almost wish there was a (good) spore like game with these looks. It is so pleasing.

Petr Fiedler : So in other words, consciousness is an ability of decision making?

James M : What truly puzzles me is the purpose of life itself. What it's the purpose of a system such as a living organism wich tries with such strong conviction to resist the second law of thermosynamics?

Landon Hagan : I think this video is somewhat under-selling the magnitude of a step it is between "having plans and expectations about the future" and "being able to hypothesize and speculate about the future". The difference between the two is the entirety of human knowledge and imagination and it seems like it would take us more than just being able to account for more variables to get there.

SamTHK YT : If hungry = true { direction = point_direction(x,y,food.x,food.y) speed = 4 } Else Speed = 0

Δreamer : 4:45 is this 2d from tranz-gorillaz?

Brendan Maller : Consciousness + Evolution in a nutshell. 👍

ifeanyi okonkwo : religion has left the chat