I've been writing FQXi essays three times in row:
- "Ordinary Analogues for Quantum Mechanics" in 2009, for the "What's Ultimately Possible in Physics?" essay.
- "Reality Will Ultimately Be Analog and Digital" in 2011, for the "Is Reality Digital or Analog?" essay.
- "Dreaming in Geneva" in 2012, for the "Which of Our Basic Physical Assumptions Are Wrong?" essay.
Never in the prizes, but enjoying the writing. This time, I think I'll pass my turn as I need to finish my PhD thesis before this summer, which enables me to apply some ideas of my 2009 essay to some unsolved experimental issues in semiconductor nanophysics. A question of focus.
For those who'll compete, enjoy and good luck!