**My theory is the speed of light is the ground state of the universe.** This can be inferred from a net conversion of matter to energy in our universe, instead of net conversion of energy to matter. The flow of potential, in our universe, is heading from matter and inertial reference toward energy and the reference of the speed of light.

GR is simply one way to get back to the C-ground state. As gravity acts upon mass, local space-time contracts in the general direction of the speed of light reference. This limit is approximated with a black hole; point-instant.

Most of the time, gravity will fall short of the C-ground state. However, gravitational pressure allows matter to change phases, to make use of other forces, as an alternate path; nuclear forces. The nuke forces help burn mass back to energy; back to the C ground state. The EM force also gives off energy as potential lowers; back to C.

Even the expansion of the universe is heading toward the ground state at C. At the speed of light reference, we would see a point-instant universe. This means the only wavelength of energy we could see, from this point-instant reference would be infinite wavelength. Wavelengths smaller than infinite will appear as fractions of a point in wavelength, in this reference, which is mathematically not possible, by definition of a point. The universal red shift moves energy in the direction of infinite wavelength. GR moves mass to C, while expansion moves energy to C.

Since the speed of light is the same in all "inertial" references and the laws of physics are the same in all "inertial" reference, all "inertial" references are heading to the same ground state. We can figure it all out, from our reference.

The current complexity of physics is an artifact of choosing the wrong ground state for the universe. Much of the complexity is scaffolding to compensate for the reference choice. For example, we define the singularity of the BB as t=0. If we assume the speed of light is the ground state, then the singularity of the BB, contains potential, since it departs from the C ground state.

Since the singularity has potential with C, the singularity is not really t=0. The real beginning is a few more steps back. Shifting the origin of the universe, answers many questions that can't be answered using an inertial reference. One question is why do we have a quantum universe? The singularity was a quanta. That choice came before the singularity.

The current model for the BB has an inflation, followed by an expansion and atomization of matter. The problem with this is, since the singularity was the first quanta, why do we skip all the quanta in the middle, and go right to the tiny quanta implicit of the substructure of matter? It is based on a big bomb that atomizes. The main disadvantage of this approach is going from the singularity to atomization, causes a huge increase in entropy, which means a lot of energy is needed for the expansion, up front.

An alternative, that does not need as much up front energy, is the singularity will quantum divide into 2, then 4, then 8, etc. This approach allows an expansion with much less energy going into entropy, at the front end. This means we can expand the BB singularity with less energy.

In terms of a visual, this model will look like the BB singularity is quantum splitting, like cell division, with the daughter cells expanding with space-time. This model makes it much easier to explain the observed superstructures of the universe. Many of these structures don't have enough time to form from if we begin with complete atomization. With a quantum division approach, the body of the universe; superstructures, appear as it expands. This model would explain the blackholes in the center galaxies as seeming from the terminal cells. The original Hawking radiation was different and spewed matter, while adding giddy up to the expansion of the universe relative to galaxies.

Again, the goal is a movement back to the C-ground state, and not some arbitrary inertial reference.