Everything with consciousness and memory is making a conscious informed choice.
A bacteria is also making a choice, though not a conscious choice, but it is making an informed choice because it has memory! If something has memory then it has at least a tiny bit of information!!
Animals have a consciousness and so we too are making a choice, but not just an informed choice...a conscious informed choice.
So then the next question for me is information.
What has information and how is it retained?
We see cellular memory, bacterial memory.
Do particles have memory? Does the universe have memory? is it like the Ram and Hard Drive of a theorized quantum computer?