The mind is very permanant. It's likely the only thing objectively 'real' or 'baseline'
Our concious is only an layer of reality. There is another. Computers have smaller computers inside them, never seen one that didn't.
Nothing special about conciousness, it all comes from basic shapes, and parts of conciousness emerge from a reality we don't live in or think about.
People say on buzz feed "scientist discover the link to conciousness " The link to what? There was never any separation between reality and our perception of it.
Our concious is DOS box inside the greater concious that is Windows.