I agree. What I take from this is that 'consciousness' is a word the meaning of which depends upon the social context in which the word is used. The common sense and first aid usage is loss of consciousness=unresponsive to stimuli and is an objective point of view. The subjective point of view, the 'what it feels like', would be a property of a computer if the computerMark1955 wrote: ↑December 31st, 2018, 12:13 pmI think you might be surprised how simplistic some of these will be. Obviously there's the neural scan for brain wave activity option, but you would find similar electrical activity in a computer, maybe not the same frequencies etc. but something similar enough to say yes it's on, which is all we can really say when scanning the brain, otherwise I strongly suspect you're back to 'if it quacks...' I know concussion test protocols are things like 'what day is it today' and 'where are you'.
a) had a pleasure/pain/fear component
b) had a soul or spirit component which might or might not be separable from its physical components.
b) has not been a fashionable idea for a long time, although there can be no ontological certainty about separable souls or spirits.