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Wednesday, June 07, 2006 

Re-Incarnation Re-Invented

The Director's deep-rooted fascination with the rulebook was the prime reason that she survived in this role longer than her predecessor. No one before her had served the full 5 years as the head of the Advisory Body Committee to the Supreme Council. Before submitting the proposal Riemich was himself sceptical whether she would approve of his idea of crossing the line even if the fate of the human species was at stake.

The first revelation of this crisis came from the team of physcohistorians at the Institute of Advanced Futurology. The institute head had insisted on meeting Riemich in person ruling out the possibility of tele-matrix meeting on the grounds of confidentiality. When Riemich was leaving the building after the meeting he also wanted to meet his Director in person even if that meant a disruption in the Director's well-planned future schedule. Nothing could be more important than a Seldon Crisis as the physcohistorians prefer to call it.

The debate was even more heated up than Riemich could have imagined. But since his superior was devoid of any alternate suggestions they decided to refer the matter to the Supreme Council. When the Director briefed The Council of the crisis and announced that her associate would describe the solution, all eyes were set upon a nervous Riemich who found the air-conditioning of the Council Hall insufficient. But once he started describing the solution he regained his cool composure and successfully replied back to all the questions raised except for the vital one , how to avoid The Principle of Causality.

"The only way to avoid the crisis is changing the past when it happened. Never before any of the time travellers had stepped out of the observation boundary as it might lead to disastrous consequences in the possibilities of the space-time matrix" , the senior-most council man raised his eyebrows.

"Hon. Council-Man, yes, my team has looked at that angle also. We decided that we would not use a time-traveller but someone present in that time-frame at that fated period", Riemich replied.

"But how do we ensure that person will be sufficiently knowledgeable to carry on the task? The Principle of Causality prohibits us to interact in anyway with the past", asked another Council member who was a noted physicist himself.

"We have identified a person from the past who had the correct combination of the DNA helix needed to have all the characteristics to reverse this phenomenon in past. This person will be cloned from his genome-map stored at the historical data bank ", Reimich waited for the Council to study the mappings between the DNA strands and the proposed characteristics displayed on the screen.

"We will feed the brain with the same data that the person has at that time with a single exception of the knowledge to avert the crisis. Then at the decided moment we will replace the person with our clone. So at any given time there will be only of them and the Principle of Causality would be intact.... if only you approve of the idea", Riemich was getting impatient before the Council gave its seal of approval.

Many, many years ago from then in a small village in the foothills of Himalayas, the present Dalai Llama proclaimed that this young boy had all the physical characteristics of the Buddha.

Coincidentally on that particular day the news headlines across the globe was all about the heated up debate between the block of natural fuel rich countries and their nuclear powered opponents at the United Nations meeting.
The future historians will later refer to this debate as the starting point of the course of global fuel-based politics, which eventually will lead to the World War III.