Let's think about the structure of the universe as we perceive it, its inception and its potential late states. Then think of it if it were a part of a larger framework of structure if place existed outside the cosmic microwave background curtain.
As a toroidal travel facilitator
- It could have an ultimate late state that is similar to a torus with a singular black hole at the centre, suction whirlpools that stretch in from the curtain to meet or enwrap the black hole.
- In this state an object could be directed towards the universe from outside, and with sufficient finesse of approach be redirected as desired,
- Or accelerated, decelerated, started from a stop, or stopped from speed to enmesh inside the universe.
As an atomic (at scale) element in a larger construction
- It could have a late state that is similar to Hydrogen to act as a building block in a wider toolkit for construction. The life that spins around inside it - are we a Hydrogen sonata? 
As a starting point for a physical rationale for consciousness
- Inverting attention to look the other way, if such mechanisms exist then they may exist in a similar pattern at small scale. In effect suggesting an internal structure for atomic elements or fabric atomic points. (Atomic having layered / folded meanings here - to represent non-decomposable units.)
 Iain M. Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata.