'Nothing' cannot be perturbed. What are the purturbances made of?Whatever you answer, you are creating something out of nothing, which is the precise riddle you claim to solve.
Are you sure that nothing cannot be perturbed?
Consider for example mathematical nothing. Zero.
Now +1-1 gives zero. There is still nothing in total, even though +1 and -1 exist together in the same domain.
Now try to extend the concept and you will see that information storage becomes possible in fluctuations of nothing, even if they are temporary.
Note that we do not need to know the exact nature of fluctuations to establish that information can exist in nothing.
how can nothingness develop awareness?
Please read the topic "Imagining something new" (all parts) at this Forum.