The assertion means that we humans, or we who are conscious beings, are significantly intertwined with what physicists call the physical universe, which they assert is “living” and “conscious,” and responds to human minds. That “the universe” affects humans is of course indisputable, but that human existence changes the universe in some significant manner is not an idea most scientists would accept.
It is very very simple. They write and speak about the information between humans and the environment but don’t say a word about the physical environment the information is stored, recorded, transmitted. I.V.