I was wondering, seeing as the genome contains all the code that is necessary to building a three-dimensional structure (our brain) and consciousness emerges when a certain critical limit is reached (the complexity of matter), doesn't that mean that the the property of consciousness is intrinsic to the universe itself and every particular instantiation of it at birth (all of us here) is disposable just like every human being, embryo or not, is disposable to life which can produce billions more at it's whim (obviously it encompassed every other living form of matter other than humans)? I adhere to the panpsychist camp (something along the lines of David Chalmers) and I see no other explanation to that -consciousness is a process that has an infinite potential at this very moment (and always had) but it is only activated after a certain threshold is crossed (sort of what the emergent materialists are saying) when the embryo becomes conscious (here it is a duly time to add that there are different levels of consciousness in animals, insects, bacteria, etc with our type of consciousness being the most developed) and if we try to trace it back in every human embryo, we inevitably hit a brick wall because it literally appeared out of nothing and before that lingered as a potential of being instantiated in living matter after it reaches different plateaus (which determines the level of consciousness it is). No afterlife and no God play any role here. It's all neurological but at the same time completely inherent in the structure of the universe. Any comments appreciated. Thanks\ p.s Obviously functionalism is not foreign to it, so consciousness can emerge naturally out of every form of matter arranged in an appropriate manner (silicon robots, etc).