Opposing views on consciousness and reality – TEDTalks 2014 and 2017
A very interesting TEDTalk by philosopher David Chalmers on consciousness as the fundamental property of the universe, presented on March 2014. I agree with his views. Chalmers famously said that consciousness represents the hard problem in science.
If you found that interesting, I recommend this TEDTalk by neuroscientist Anil Seth also, because he proposes the totally opposed vision, your material brain that hallucinates reality. Your consciousness lives completely inside your skull, together with the entire universe.
Paul J. van Leeuwen graduated in applied physics in Delft TU in 1974. There was little attention to the significance of quantum physics for the view on reality at that time. However, much later in his life he discovered that there is an important and clear connection between quantum physics and consciousness.
What he learned between then and today resulted in a post academic course in quantum physics for non-physicists. A little bit later he decided to put the contents of that course, and more, in a book published in Dutch: Kwantumfysica, Informatie en Bewustzijn - and started a website on the subject. He translated the Dutch version of his book in English, titled: 'Quantum Physics is NOT Weird'.