Light has radiant energy from its frequency but matter has kinetic energy from its movement. They seem unrelated but a solar sail moves when light hits it, so radiant energy somehow gives it kinetic energy. If matter is made of photons, then perhaps photons don’t just disappear when they hit a solar sail but join with the photons that give it mass.
If an electron point of matter can become a higher generation muon by adding photons, then every matter node has spare channels so all matter can add more photons. If a solar sail acquires photons with one direction, its quantum field will increase one way causing movement that way. If each matter node in the sail reboots every cycle at a random point depending on its quantum field, increasing the field density in one direction will increase the restart probability that way. The result over time is the macroscopic movement of the solar sail in the direction of the photons hitting it. In general, when matter acquires photons in one direction, its quantum tremble will move it that way
That matter moves when it acquires directional photons suggests that kinetic energy is passed on when one moving body hits another because the photons causing the movement are passed on. If kinetic energy arises when matter acquires photons, it has the same basis as radiant energy.
That matter moves by acquiring photons also explains why mass increases as objects go faster. The added photons increase the interference between photons competing for channels that increases the processing that in this model is mass. As more photons make matter go faster, the increase isn’t linear because interference doesn’t increase linearly with load, as networks like the Internet show. As relativity says, the mass increase tends to infinity as movement approaches the speed of light.
Kinetic energy based on photon acquisition isn’t quantized because any mass size can add one photon so the change can divide to any degree. A large mass shares the effect of adding a photon so its inertia, or resistance to movement, is more because it takes more photons to move it. The kinetic energy of matter and the radiant energy of light interact because both are based on photons.