Look at an off television. What do you see? A black, blank screen. You click the button on your remote and the television turns on. Perhaps the last show you watched on cable appears or your latest Netflix show you were binge-watching. To a toddler or someone who isn't well versed with technology, it may appear that the television itself was the one providing the cable or the Netflix capability. That is not the case. The television is connected to either the internet via a wifi connection or to a cable provider through a cable, yet it can easily be confused as the TV creating it all.
What If Our Bodies are Like a Television?
In Sapien, author Yuval Noah Harari states that Homo-Sapiens evolved to receive the cognitive abilities that allowed them to surpass and bring Neandrathals and the other species of humans to extinction. Yet there is no 100% proof what made our modern level of consciousness form. Now, what if our bodies are simply the "television" and our consciousness is actually formed elsewhere and brought, or connected, to us. What if Homo-Sapien's DNA allowed them to receive this higher connectivity, just like a new Smart TV allows connectivity to the internet and social media and Netflix instead of just mere cable or antenna television. The millions of species around the world haven't or don't have that level of consciousness so why do we?