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Visibility

Somewhat informal; the extent to which a future situation is predictable. Low visibility means that analysts have little confidence in their predictions, while high visibility means the opposite. Low visibility may occur because of an unexpected fluctuation in the market or uncertainty in the macroeconomic situation. Visibility is often used with regard to upcoming sales or earnings figures for a given quarter. See also: Volatility.
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Flying with clouds and maintaining cloud clearances and visibilities in the daytime is challenging enough, especially at a relative high cruise speed.
This section articulates the understanding of digital technologies that underpins this Special Section and argues for a perspective that focuses on the affordances that digital technologies provide for enabling visibilities and their management.
This affordance perspective on technology use, which focuses its gaze on the intersection between people's goals and a technology's material features, is a useful perspective for understanding the role of digital technologies and the management of visibilities (Hansen & Flyverbom, 2014).
For this reason, an affordance perspective on digital technology use for understanding visibility management seems appropriate in that it allows scholars not only to focus on the features of technologies that enable visibility but also to simultaneously probe how those features interact with and produce people's goals in ways that encourage them to orient toward visibilities in entirely new ways.