Is Human Consciousness Finite?
Does consciousness exist in dead matter?
Some physicists suggest that consciousness could be part of everything in the form of 'potential' that can be activated ... when not activated for a certain expression, it acts as a conductor that allows for the transfer of information/energy.
Biological consciousness, in other words, consciousness present in DNA, in life, does seem to be a more advanced/complex form of consciousness because it is what has lead to self-awareness.
Human self-awareness could be considered a higher form of consciousness because we are driven by not just a desire for continuation but also the desire to proliferate through the universe.
So, if humans become an extinct species, will it be possible for life to spread through the cosmos? Will the universe re-invent itself again?
It seems that the universe is inherently driven by intelligence and that self-awareness will eventually emerge regardless. It just won't be human consciousness inhabiting the universe. Humans will be another extinct species, just like the dinosaurs.
Human biology and consciousness are special and should be better understood not just thorough biology or neuroscience, but also through quantum physics.