What is consciousness? The question of all ages, it seems and not likely to get a satisfactory answer on Wikipedia, but worth a try.
It seems consciousness is a degree of awareness of it
i.e. an awareness or lack of awareness of consciousness.
The opposite being a subconsciousness or an unconsciousness or simply a
lack of consciousness, maybe.
I think I am speaking from a lack of conscious view point so please seek your own
So how do I get it? Maybe by asking a question is a good start.
I remember when I was 12 my teacher used to talk about “self-actualisation” and imagine
I actually remembered it but I am not much closer in my view, or at least 30 years into
another 30 year process (hopefully).
The funny thing is that people are talking about The Singularity event,
(predicted for around 2045) where the machines/computers become as smart or conscious as us but if we are charged with producing such a thing and we can’t even define such a state let alone know how to achieve it, then, at this point, I can’t see how we will reach it.
Hopefully philosophy will keep up/catch up with our technology in time to help create
and control such an event.