||Awareness is the knowledge and perception of both self and other than self. Awareness is a sense of, an appreciation and understanding of, one’s own existence and of what exists beyond one’s self. Awareness is capable of experience. Awareness as perception requires information as an input. Awareness as knowledge requires memory (or every instant would appear to be the first) and some very rudimentary processing since perception must be processed into knowledge. Awareness can only be implemented within an information system -- i.e., a system that provides information input, memory, and processing. Memory carries the assumption of time.