In the Year 3068
“Rishaan,Rishaan.”Mirila has been calling her brother for a long time.But he is not responding at all.Mirila went to his room and found him sitting next to the window.”This is really irritating,”she said in her mind.Mirila felt like whacking him but suppressed her anger.Because her dear mother ordered her not to say anything to Rishaan.Rishaan is not Mirila’s biological brother.Her parents adopted him 5 years ago.From then her parents seem to love him more than her.She used to get irritated at first but when her parents Eila and Reyash explained her the reason she decided to adjust. Rishaan is not from their time. He is from 1050 years past. He is not from 3068. He is from the year 2018. And unfortunately or fortunately this is not rumour or fiction because the government itself declared this.Mirila’s parents,grandparents and teachers told this story so many times. Even it’s in their history book also.In the ancient world oil,metals,fuels were valuable resources.Till 2017 oil was the most valuable thing for the billionaires.But in 2018 things changed not only for the billionaires but also for the world. Data replaced oil as the most valuable resource.At that time personal information was being used as weapons.In the next 50 years the world almost reduced into ashes.Civil wars,natural calamities destroyed so many countries. Third and fourth world war happened during this time.Among 196 countries of that time only 38 countries could survive.This 38 countries decided to save the world. In the year 2068, they reincarnated the civilization.They founded the RODOTAM civilization which will complete 1000 years this 3068. But when all these calamities, destructions were happening there were some extraordinary people who thought in an extraordinary way . At that time science really had progressed a lot.In the 20th and 21st century this progress reached at its peak.This century had the best scientists of all time. As the war was very destructive they thought that the world might turn non-habitable and the man kind might disappear.So they decided to clone five most valuable persons of their time thinking that they would lead the future world.All the clones were sent to sleeping capsules as they turned 12.These capsules were hidden in five different secret places. Later, in 3011 these capsules were found.All the clones then led the RODOTAM civilization.But recently another sleeping capsule was found.The sixth one which had no records in the history.This sixth clone was Rishaan. Five years ago when Rishaan was found, scientists were shocked because Rishaan wasn’t any important person from history.He was a clone of a 12 years old kid from a then south-Asian country. But scientists couldn’t find any clue.Because Rishaan had no memory how he was cloned or about his past life. He doesn’t remember anything.As Eila and Reyash were from the scientists’ team they adopted Rishaan.”Mirila,you wanted to tell something?” Mirila came to her senses by Rishaan’s words.”No,I just wanted some help in the kitchen.It’s ok.I’ll do them.” “Mirila,wait.Please be seated.”Mirila was a little bit astonished as Rishaan never talks to her much. Rishaan said,”Look,Mirila.I know you get irritated by me at times.I know you and your parents,
even the government, all of you are keeping an eye on me. You guys want to know the past. But trust me it is not pleasant.” “That means mom was right.You remember everything.” “Yeah,I remember everything.” “But why do you keep lying?What do you want to hide?” “I’ll tell you but only in one condition.You will have to keep it a secret till I tell you to disclose it.” “Ok,I won’t tell anybody.” “Then meet me at me at the Antarica park at 5 pm.”Saying this Rishaan left the room. Mirila is now in a dilemma.Eila told her if Rishaan says anything to her she has to report to the Govt. Science Council.But Rishaan told her not to disclose anything .Mirila decided to meet Rishaan at the park.Antarica is an underwater park. In the war period, Asian countries went under the sea. But their cities,constructions are still intact in a miraculous way. People come here and visit this underwater place by submarine. When Mirila reached there Rishaan was already in a submarine.He is going to drive it for her.When the marine started Rishaan said,”I am not a clone, Mirila.”
Mirila was awestruck by Rishaan’s words.Rishaan was from a little village of a then south-Asian country.The wars and calamities that happened that 1050 years ago were planned.As data became the most valuable resource some powerful countries, greedy politicians and scientists took this as an opportunity. They used data and planned wars and calamities in order to be in power. They selected 12 rarely talented kids from Asian countries.They operated these kids as the processor of a neural computer.These kids’ brains were neurally mapped.This heinous team used this neural computer as a detonator of wars and calamities.But they couldn’t control it.As a result the world almost ended.The team wanted to vanish all the witnesses and proofs against them.So they killed the children.But one of them escaped from their clutches.That one kid was actually the one who formed the cloning scientists team. That kid was Rishaan.After all the clones were created scientists hid Rishaan in the sleeping capsule as his life was in danger.”Mirila,I know you must be thinking why I didn’t tell all these in the last five years.Because your parents and government science Council is after that neural computer.They are being that heinous team.But I have seen enough destructions not anymore.” “What are you going to do,Rishaan?” “That neural computer was in Asia.What is actually in Antarica park now.
I’m going to destroy it.” “But how?” “I was the processor,Mirila.” “But if you destroy it, you will be destroyed.” “I have no one Mirila.Nothing will be changed if I die.Nobody will cry for me.But this neural computer can be the cause of the death of civilization.Let me die,Mirila.Good bye.”Mirila is driving back home.Rishaan was wrong that nobody would cry for him.Mirila is crying for him.Mirila is crying for her brother or may be for the saviour of dying humanity.
- written by : Lulu Marzan Dina
- Journalism and Media Studies 49th Batch
- Jahangirnagar University