Listen to Michael Pollan on Ted Talks - a great exploration into other sentient ways of being alive with the more-than-human, particularly plants. I love imagining the ways of knowing of plants and the things we can learn from this perspectival shift, as Pollan suggests. This is the technology we need to change the world!
For more on this, you can also watch Smarty Plants on the Nature of Things with David Suzuki. Really fascinating implications for how we conceive of "consciousness" as not within entities but within relationships.