I'm fascinated with the concept of emergence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergence This little vid can explain it, makes perfect sense to me anyway: I'm not sure how to describe emergence in a nutshell but it is the creation of a um... thing/system/entity/organism/intelligence out of pure mathematical complexity. So imagine the cells in your body as individual animals. The information signalling between each cell creates a meta layer which can be viewed as one organism... a human. But what is a "human"? Our body is just a group of cells. So it must be our mind, which emerges from the pure information complexity created by the sum of our cells. Our mind exists on a higher complexity level than what we perceive as the physical environment. Same thing with neural networks and AIs. And biological cells emerge from chemistry, and chemistry emerges from classical physics, classical physics emerges from quantum physics, and so on. Each entity is built upon lower levels of complexity and new ones emerge as you keep zooming out. Our mind doesn't exist anywhere in the classic sense. It exists IN mathematical complexity. The cells in our body have no perception of the mind they are part of. But it's fractal so each human could be considered a cell in the human herd. What if "God" emerges as an intelligence from the informational signalling coming out of the complexity of things going on in the universe? Entropy is basically his metabolism. Or maybe he emerges from the sum of human minds, human brains being the most complex thing we know about in the universe? So he needs us in order to exist. He would be driven to desire us to do things to advance ourselves. Our mind can control our cells on a simple level, we can have a thought to close our hand to make a fist and the cells comply (hopefully). Quite literally mind over matter! A higher consciousness could be doing the same thing to us!