Tag Archives: Arthur C Clarke

When Worlds Collide #116: Did we all come from Outer Space?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 8 August 2014 At 75, astronomer Dr Chandra Wickramasinghe is still very much the scientific maverick that he has been for several decades. He loves to challenge … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #114: Welcome to UPF – United Planet of Football!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 11 July 2014 Last time the FIFA World Cup was approaching its climax in mid July 2010, I did my bit for interstellar cooperation (or conquest). If … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #77: Talking with Computers, beyond Mouse and Keyboard

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 4 August 2013 There was a memorable scene in the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). Chief Engineer Scotty, having time-travelled 200 years … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #68: Imagine That! Analyse This!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 26 May 2013 Imagine and innovate to honour Sir Arthur C Clarke! That was the central message in an op-ed I wrote in March 2009 … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #67: Star Trek to Utopia: The Journey Continues…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 19 May 2013 “Hey Mom, Look! There’s a negro woman on TV — and she ain’t cooking dinner!” So exclaimed a young Whoopi Goldberg when she … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #55: ‘Wake-up Call’ from Outer Space

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 17 February 2013 See also column on 23 Dec 2012: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’ Follow up column on 3 March 2013: When Worlds Collide … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #47: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 23 December 2012 The much-hyped End of the World didn’t happen on December 21. As I wrote in my blog that morning, Ass-trologers (my new name … Continue reading

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