My guess is simple.
The physical laws probably don’t come from nothing. I wonder if a clue to the truth could come from us simulating a bouncing ball in a computer. I don’t mean the universe is simulated. Just that we could experience distributed computing units calculating their next move.
What I guess is that the physical laws we have recognized are the result of evolved network weights. Like in machine learning.
I don’t know but maybe the weights are hard coded into the atom somehow. So it could be that to express the physical laws the ?atom needs millions of different weight values. Like a brain that can handle different physics but here in the most compressed form.
Anyway. To fit it all together I think you have to figure out the physics network.
I think it could be the beginning of smart physics. I guess thinking of the subatomic particles as a smart network.