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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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The trajectory between different strange attractors in the attractor basin describes the evolution of a system over time because of selection pressures.
Step 4: If all the examples (S') of an attractor basin (node) belong to only one class, then label the attractor basin (leaf node) for that class.
Hence the whole ML-web--event-in-making SeCo and the context it organizes--acts as an attractor basin in the future, which, so to speak, warps events-trajectories towards itself.
These deep structures, often opposed to each other psychologically and culturally, act like what are called, in the esoteric science of nonlinear dynamics, 'attractor basins': they attract architects to one line of development rather than another.