Crack on its own fails to make sense unless you think very hard. I could comprehend this passage in 1 pass.
Worse still, the Kamijyou problem after 23 books + 7 is significant enough for think tanks to be seriously considering this issue. This journal article is putting this theory down for case study pending objective evidence.
The original Firestarter (2009) 'movie fic' of mine has a related topic, where a SkyFLEET officer commenting about a UNION Senate discussion considering the impact on AC ethics of an anonymous factor proposed to be making the Dark Side wake up. This Anonymous Factor was making it less worthwhile to be carrying on business as usual, and so it was more logical to side with UNION (and create the crazy state of affairs of my stories in the NT era).
The journal article you linked gives me a sense that the author knows what he's doing, and I applaud. It's fascinating.
Hypothesized Catastrophe 034. Concerning Damages Caused by the Sudden and Coincidental Appearance of Heroes and a Countermeasure against Them Using a Likely Level 0.
From the very title, the document was written to be as difficult to understand as possible. This was not a report written for that old man. He may have taken the documents from somewhere else.
Kamijou skipped over the detailed numbers and graphs and absorbed the information from just the parts he could understand. It was as if he was running through the document with a highlighter.
Uncertain elements referring to themselves as heroes pose a threat to the development of the advanced technology that lies at the core of Academy City. Locating a certain weak individual can solve this problem. It has been statistically proven that an immature girl is most likely to fill the role.
This individual shall be henceforth referred to as the protection target.
This project aims to artificially create a protection target so that the unpredictable heroes will swiftly eliminate each other with a minimum of sacrifices.
Killing a hero with standard means is difficult. They possess a unique ability to suddenly reverse situations where they have an overwhelming disadvantage. However, that ability cannot help them in a conflict between two heroes.
This is not simply a plan to send the heroes against each other to eliminate themselves.
The energy caused by their collision will not always be cleanly cancelled out. It is possible it will instead influence yet another hero.
This can be visualized like a game of billiards.
If the countless heroes are the balls, then the protection target is the cue that strikes the balls. The initial strike can lead to a happy ending, but it can also lead to unavoidable self-destruction.
Several complex equations followed.
Kamijou could not even understand what field of science or mathematics they were based in.
I think it's fair to say you've just been out-cracked