A post I first submitted to How to Build a Universe:
After my collaboration with Tommaso Bolognesi last autumn, we noticed the following essay competition being run by FQXi. FQXi is a marvelous organization that supports frontier physics research in areas where other organizations wouldn’t dare. It’s an invaluable resource for people who’re trying hard to think outside the paradigm box, and a useful rallying point for those interested in foundational questions about how the universe actually works.
The subject of the competition: Is Reality Digital or Analog?
How could we not take part? Tommaso and I agreed that we should both submit an essay. I didn’t win, but I’m delighted to say that Tommaso received a prize. For those who’re interested, my submission can be found here, and Tommaso’s here.