Emergent Gravity and the Dark Universe, by Erik Verlinde
What Erik Verlinde is postulating is that reality is quantum information and its structure changes the way gravity behaves at the large scale of galaxies.
What defines the structure of quantum information locally is quantum entanglement and wormholes(EPR=ER proposal… J. Maldacena and L. Susskind, “Cool horizons for entangled black holes,” Fortsch. Phys. 61 (2013) 781, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1306.0533v2.pdf).
In the context of quantum information theory, what charges the way gravity works is entanglement on the local scale. Simply said, entanglement can change the way a force: gravity preforms it function.
Under the context of the same quantum information theory, the same mechanism could be at work in LENR where entanglement on the local scale can change the way the electromagnetic, electroweak, and strong forces interact.
In an entangled Bose condensate, where the electroweak and strong forces would not be coupled sufficiently strongly to converge to a more unified force as defined by their respective Running coupling constants; entanglement modifies the way the forces usually behave in a untangled environment so that the coupling constants of the three forces would come together far more quickly in and entangled state as opposed to a untangled environment.
In this entangled environment, the proton can decay even if the strength of the EMF forces involved is far below what the potency of the unification of forces would usually take to destabilize the proton.
Entanglement acts like a force multiplier whereby the electromagnetic and the electroweak forces can come together at a far lower energy level in the situation where a nuclear reaction takes place under the entangled influence of a Bose condensate.