It’s exploring possibilities. For example, I think there may be rudimentary Consciousness in innanimate objects – some kind of material sentience.
Yet, it’s also possible that this form of animism is a common cultural belief that I acquired.
By contrast, if I view Consciousness as a collective endeavor, is it solely a computational / mathematical complexity, or is it possible that these are evolutionary behaviors of organisms that tend towards collective organization?
For example, this recent study from 2022 shows that even with an attempt to force a Win / Lose situation, the fastest bacteria would slow down so the slowest could catch up.
They may be communication between them all or maybe the surface vibrates in some field like way such as kuramoto model (my speculation). And has this behavior arrived in an evolutionary fashion and how does this compare to the behavior of neurons?