A scientist cannot create consciousness with scientific equipment in a lab any more than he could build a galaxy with a hammer and nails.
An object is a state of consciousness. An object is a camouflage. It is not what it appears to be. Any object is an expression on the part of the entire universe. Like holographic film, the whole is enfolded in each of its parts.
There is communication through the corridors of all existence and nowhere is it known where consciousness originated from or what it is exactly. There is no form, object or phenomena that is not an expression of consciousness.