analogy: we aren't aware that the earth is rotating unless we use specific tools because it's been doing that since we were born. we would immediately notice it wasn't spinning if it stopped or changed. what might we be aware of that we aren't aware that we're aware of? something that, if it were absent, then we'd notice right away but we don't notice because it's been that way since we were born? what i have in mind are the following: a connection to some greater consciousness, a collective (un)conscious or a higher power, and each other. maybe we're always connected to each other on some level but only aware of it when we communicate or otherwise make a relatively overt connection such as this transmission. if it is possible to be aware of something without being aware that one is aware of it, then how would this apply to self-aware structures and beings traditionally considered lifeless such as logical structures, sets, computers, etc.? could they be aware without being aware that they're aware, if only dimly? in the computation theory of mind, we're essentially massively complex (fuzzy?) logical structures embedded in biological-chemical computers, aren't we? or is awareness inherently including awareness of awareness, self awareness? or is that a false dilema? is something else possible?