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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.
Bifurcation points, also called opportunity windows, mark the moment when the holon is under the influence of another attractor basin (entering an instable stage) and can jump, without external influence, to a stage with greater complexity or dissipate (Figure 1).
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.