What is that so called conscious ? Why should one worry about that ?
"The term is impossible to define except in terms that are unintelligible without a grasp of what consciousness means. Many fall into the trap of equating consciousness with self-consciousness -- to be conscious it is only necessary to be aware of the external world. Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon; it is impossible to specify what it is, what it does, or why it evolved. Nothing worth reading has been written on it."
Stuart Southerland, The International Dictionary of Psychology.
There are many forms of consciousness, such as those associated with vision, thinking, emotion, pain, and so on, including self-consciousness. Consciousness (or rather, self-consciousness) ha ...more
b. Mentally perceptive or alert; awake: The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered