This is really an interesting insight that is taking us into deeply understanding the architecture of Space Time consciousnesses itself.
My Cloud Cosmology nicely and rigorously handles the creation of the 3D particle universe which serves to complete the primary objective of integrating particle physics and the General Theory itself. What it also does is identify the role of topographical decay that produces all such particles while shedding at excess construct that I am suggesting resolves best into 2D constructs that can be readily modeled as a ribbon or a Mobius Strip. Actually simulating this is future challenge. Yet presuming that all decay products naturally form such strips is terribly useful as it nicely allows number itself to be recorded.
The whole texture of Space and by inference, consciousness can be produced from Mobius Strips. Recall that such a strip can record any number through additional twists. Now extend this to a pattern with number that naturally extends through time.