I wonder where your conscientiousness goes when your are under anesthesia? I know when ever I have been under anesthesia I have no concept of time that passed, and often wonder if the procedure was performed. There is no memory of dreams or anything. It is like a void, or absence of being.
Interesting question. I've never been able to answer it. All I know is that being put under for surgery is like having a light switch turned off....just that fast. I know; I've tried to catch that moment, but one minute I'm awake, and then (snap fingers) I'm not.
At first, I thought this was a very different question that I had an answer for. When I had my wisdom teeth removed, I apparently said some shit to the super hot dental assistant. My family wouldn't tell me what I said, and just said with bright red faces, "Trust me, you don't want to know." I'm assuming my conscientiousness was straight missing while I was high.
Being asleep is a very different brain state than anesthesia. (My dad was a neurologist and I have a small fascination for this). The brain is only just now being researched thoroughly in the way neural pathways interact in different brain processes, and I read new discoveries every week. But even more interesting, to me, is the possibility that "The Field" (See Lynn McTaggart's book of over 10 years ago) is an extension of our brain processes and that we access (or don't in case of anesthesia) a region outside of ourselves not just for processing (like ESP and Remote Viewing) but also for memories (Like "past lives", which are not our individual past lives, but a shared awareness that we are able to tap via the zero point field). There's more to this thread, like the effect of DMT (ayahuasca) and Rick Strassman's scientific experiments on what groups of people "saw" under the effect. Too bad only 2 of us appear to be interested in this lol.