The invocation of a higher dimension only generates a global flow of time, so it does not explain the sense of individual identity associated with the 1st person perspective. To accommodate this, one may need to account for another important aspect of consciousness: we cannot be aware of timescales which are too short or too long.
My latest book is about everything... from finance to thermodynamics, sex to special relativity, human evolution to holography. In researching and writing it, I began to appreciate more and more what a wonderful world we live in -one far more incredible than anything we could possibly have invented. Here are just some of the bonkers things I learnt.
Nobody knew until the first speech of the day that Prof Stephen Hawking, the world renowned scientist famous for his work on the origins of the universe, would not be able to attend on doctor's orders; I believe that the university only became aware of this 10 minutes before the symposium started, that they hoped he would be well enough to bask in the glittering tributes and accolades from his peers and fellow scientists from around the world.