https://phys.org/news/2018-05-gene-survey-reveals-facets-evolution.html#jCp Some 90% of all species evolving at the same time as humanity, suggests the possibility that evolution required all life on earth to abruptly change in order support the evolution of consciousness. That might sound bizarre, but think of it as the theory of crap rolls downhill, so the issue in evolutionary terms is how to leverage crap rolling downhill, even globally, to produce emergent effects. My personal philosophy has been compared to dozens of others, including this concept which resembles Rupert Murdock's "neuromorphic" fields. But, I've never been interested in such things in my life, and simply consider emergent effects to be the result of the humble and elegant simplicity of the system complimenting its complexity. An engine is great, but inside your car its even better, and you can say the car plus the engine produce emergent effects which are unpredictable. Some theories today, claim self-awareness and consciousness are merely the result of the size of the brain, and not its complexity in particular. That theory's been called into question and, my own suspicion, is because the brain actually is also a thermodynamic engine from hell and they need to formulate everything in terms of thermodynamics, as well as, size. In other words, the brain is outrageously effective at maintain its "Goldilocks" temperature of not too hot and not too cold. Other animals like whales have bigger brains, but the thermodynamics of our brains appear to be outrageous. Black holes have been compared to heat pumps, that distribute any mass, energy, and information throughout the visible universe with the highest efficiency possible. Likewise, it appears that the human brain evolved to deal with heat and to crunch numbers with the greatest efficiency possible, as if it were a wormhole. The fact that most life on earth suddenly evolved at the same time, indicates that life on earth was ready for this to happen, and had collectively been evolving to support maximize entropy production. You could say, the brain and all of life have evolved to resemble the creativity of the big bang. The collective unconscious can be thought of as the big bang, or cosmic egg, contemplating its own past and future, and humanity represents the collective unconscious momentarily awakening from their dream. We are spirits in the material world, becoming aware that what's missing from this picture can make all the difference in the world, for our reality emerges from our collective dreams and nightmares.