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Attractor

In non-linear dynamic series, an attractor defines the equilibrium level of the system. See: Point Attractor, Limit Cycle, and Strange Attractor.
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In other words, the attractor basin is limited not by only by perceptible and deliberate choices made by the policy systems but, above all, by the actual physical developments --especially because the new stable states prove to be persistent.
Not only can the attractor basin containing the possible future states of the systems be compromised through adverse, unintended results and events, the policy systems are also only partially in control of their regime in handling the ensuing pressures.