In this video, mathematician Roger Penrose discusses his theory that consciousness is related to the physical universe. He suggests that consciousness may be something that is not computable, but which can be approached through the use of discrete elements in a physical system. He also reflects on the theory of general relativity, which he believes can be modeled on a computer. He concludes by suggesting that consciousness may be close to being understood, but that more research is necessary.
In this interview, Roger Penrose discusses his theory that consciousness is tied up with the mystery of quantum mechanics and how the world works. He argues that the depths of mathematics involved in these questions are apparent to children, but adults are often too busy trying to solve the "obvious" problems to see the beauty of the concepts.