Does Reality Require Consciousness to Exist?

Today I want to bring your attention to an interesting clip in which Jungian psychologist Jordan B. Peterson considers the possibility that reality requires consciousness to exist. (below)

The difficulty of explaining consciousness in objective scientific terms leads Peterson to defend the value of regarding consciousness as a primary element of the reality process. For Peterson, reality itself becomes an incoherent notion absent some principle of experience.

He also discusses physicist John Wheeler's sophisticated quantum mechanical extrapolation of a consciousness-involving reality (Wheeler's theory is the subject of this documentary).

Dissecting the theological concept of the Logos, Peterson identifies consciousness as possessing intrinsic value - a quality that pre-moderns attributed to the divine spark present in all beings. The result is that today, possession of consciousness has come to underlie our society's laws - although this is often unrecognized.