awareness

[My Big TOE Definition]

Awareness is the knowledge and perception of both self and other than self. Awareness is a characteristic of consciousness.

Awareness is a sense of, an appreciation and understanding of, one’s own existence and of what exists beyond one’s self. Awareness is capable of experience.

Awareness as perception requires data as an input. This data describes that of which it is aware.

Awareness as knowledge requires memory (or every instant would appear to be the first) and some very rudimentary processing since perception is eventually processed into knowledge. Knowledge represents information and is a property of consciousness.

Awareness can only be implemented within an information system – i.e., a system that provides for data input and output, memory and processing. Memory inherently carries the assumption of time.

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