In my model, this ball of dense state energy has a huge volume relative to the BBT zero volume, infinitely dense start to the “universe”. I speculate that the big crunch would be a number of light years across (10? A billion? :shrugPlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image! at the moment before it collapses. The content before the collapse would be the final remaining stable particles in a dense gravitational wave energy “soup” occupying the local medium of space. A clock left intact would be measuring time at almost natures slowest possible rate compared to an identical clock far removed from the high wave energy density environment of the pre-collapse crunch. The collapse itself would amount to a rapid decline in the volume of space occupied by the particles in the crunch. A certain volume of space is required for the particles in the crunch to function properly, and as the compression of gravity in the growing crunch reaches natures highest, the particles can no longer withstand the compression or retain the required space to function. They give up their individual space and the crunch collapses to until the instant that the dense state ball of energy I have been hypothesizing is realized. The particles can be said to merge and occupy the same space, but in my model I speculate that it is more of a negation of the individual particles into a single ball of wave energy at nature’s densest state; a ball of dense state energy. How big a ball? Larger than a point, and smaller than a big crunch. For talking purposes I would be comfortable saying that the focus of the collapse, that being the ball of dense state wave energy at maximum density, would be one light year across. The composition of the dense state ball of energy is compressed gravitational wave energy just as if all of the particles in the crunch had become one huge particle for that brief instant. The inflow of gravitational wave energy of the collapse would be the inflowing wave energy component, and the subsequent rapid expansion under the force of energy density equalization would be the spherical out flowing wave energy component. That spherical out flow from the bounce of the collapsing crunch, as it bounces off of nature’s limit of high energy density, is the origin of a new big bang arena in my model. No comments I presume, lol.