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.