I have submitted an essay to the FQXi competition. If you are interested in reading it, click here.
Title: On the Nature of Time – Or Why Does Nature Abhor Deadlocks?
This essay aims at introducing a novel point of view on the nature of time, inspired by a synthesis of three seemingly unrelated concepts: Bergson’s notion of duration, Dijkstra’s notion of concurrency, and Mach’s notion of inertia.
Edit (June 9th 2009): Apparently, the essays on the nature of time are no longer available at the FQXi site. I have made a very few small corrections and modifications in my essay and a new version is available here (pdf file).