I don't have this totally thought out. But what if a boy(17 or 18) was working on a science experiment. He's trying to create a jell, or ooze, or plasma, that can hold power and data. The thought is that the properties of the substance can sustain more data, and more energy than any other storage he has experimented with. Really, he's thinking it's gonna flop, and his Thesis for college would be about why it flopped, and why it can't work for that purpose. After some extensive experimentation, he's developed an ooze that can both hold data in biological DNA strands at hundreds of times the compression of current solutions, which is enough to get him into college already, but he's found that the chemicals seem to photosynthesize. They are literally creating solar energy like a plant would. Not only does it grow and multiply as needed to fit data, but powers itself, and a LOT more by the energy it's created. The boy realizes he's on the brink of something world changing, and decides to experiment further. He places a drop on his dish, and lowers a high powered light to it. That light provides many times the UV given by the sun. He leaves it on the tray under the light 24 hours a day for months. Constantly having to change the dish she is in. At one point he has had to move her and the light into his backyard. He's upgraded and added five more lights as the ooze is now so much that it fills an inch or two along the bottom of a kids pool. He has dedicated himself completely to studying this ooze. What he doesn't realize is that it had started to grow intelligence with it's size almost instantly. When he wasn't around the ooze would reach for the lights. It wasn't thinking, really yet, it just acting on instincts mostly. It wasn't until he decided to change when the lights were on, and their color, from a blue color, to a red color. And turning off the lights at night that something amazing happened. His ooze plant grew a consciousness. The pool she was in had been for his older brother's college keg parties. On the inside were pictures of porn stars, and magazine bikini covers. Stories attached to the pictures with erotic stories as well, with the women being addicted to sex. The ooze learned this form, and these manors. Soon 'she' as she now identified herself was totally in love with her creator, and had bloomed into a beautiful ooze girl. And it was time to show her creator everything he'd created.