What is Consciousness?
Consciousness is a system of information processing. By “information processing” here we mean creating, sorting, interpreting, understanding, encoding, storing, retrieving, translating, transmitting, receiving, implementing and utilizing information.
What is the difference between Consciousness and a computer, that is also a system of information processing?
Consciousness is a system of information processing that is aware of itself.
There are no computers that are aware of themselves. A computer doesn't mind if it is turned on or off. To a computer it does not matter if it is used by an artist or by a criminal. Full article online