You need to address consciousness from the inside, since the external is all presumption. Consciousness is not a hardware issue, nor can you tell any type of unique coding by output affects. Could you, without coding experience, define the call of duty code by playng the game? The mystics of old and the present, approached the problem in the correct way; inside their own mind, although their interpretation is not scientific, but esoteric. Consensis science interprets in line with science, but the approach is like infering propriery software code by only lookin at output affects. The odds are almost zero with the more likly result made-up code. Like I said before, the philosophy of science is its own worse enemy when it comes to consicousness ,because it is designed to factor out most of the unconscious affects. The main subroutines are not rational so these would be factored out by default. Some are also 3-D, while the ego uses 2-D or cause and effect. Maybe the best way to advance the science of consciousness is to show everyone some basic internal exercises to launch a terminal area; consciousness 1.0. These two exercises are based on eastern mystericism. The first is called chaotic meditation and the second is called kundalini yoga. These are used together to open a terminal location. We need scientist test pilots, who have the stones needed to generate data, for those who feel safer sitting in the lab watching, pretending to be the experts. Choatic meditation is needed by westerners, since we don't know how to fully relax enough to begin kundalini yoga. There are four phases, one connected to body, heart and mind, followed by deep relaxation. The chaotic meditation is designed to scrabble routine patterns within the body, heart and mind, so it does not automatically default. The first ten minutes you do a dance that has no pattern but looks totally random. The body prefers balance and order, but the goal is disorder and random. However the urge moves you, try to invent a random dance that look like you have no skill at dancing. This will scramble and tire the body. The next ten minutes is similar, but for the heart. Whatever you feel, let it out in an exaggerated way, like a bad actor. This is like a conscious catharsis and after ten minutes it will silence your heart; emotions. The next ten minutes is for the mind. In this case, you speak gibberish. You try to make up. never been heard before sounds and words, without sentence rhythm or cadence. It called by some, speaking in tongues. The mind also has pattens and this gibberish will scabble the patterns, so the mind can rest. After this 3X 10 minitues, your body is tired, your heart is calm, and your mind is blank. Now it is time to lie quietly on the floor and relax without feeling, thinking or moving for 10 minutes. It may take a week or two until you can fully relax since patterns are stubborn. When you reach the point of relaxation, you will do kundalini yoga during the last 10 minutes instead of just rest. According to this philospphy there are seven psychic centers. The first is at the base of the spine, then the spleen, the belly button, the heart, the throat, the mind's eye (between the eyes) and top of the head. It is not about taking this literal but it is about command lines. You breath in slowly and deeply, picturing energy/light entering the lowest center; tip of the spine. When you exhale, picture the energy going from that center, up the spine and out the top of the head like a fountain of light and energy. You do seven repetition at the lowest center and then go up one center; repeat this seven times. You work your way to the top for a total of 49 reps. It may take a a week or two but you will start to feel a sensory affect like the centers are vibrating. This is all in your mind but is connected to the command lines triggering something in the unconscious. When I first did this, back in the 1980's, I had a cool trip after about 3-4 weeks, where I felt I could leave my body. This does not happen in reality but was more like the conscious and unconscious sort of separating si I felt distinct from my animal body. It was cool but I did get scared since I was a stranger in a strange land leanring from scratch. I stopped the yoga and went back to the science of the mind to see who could explain this data. The only psychologist who came close to explaining this data was Carl Jung. He is good for internal data but others do better with outside data; therapy. I became an expert in collective human symbolism so I could go deeper but within the confines of the science of Carl Jung. This is consciousness 2.0, which is getting to far ahead. Anyone who passes 1.0, I will teach 2.0.