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Capabilities Cycle

Capabilities for tracking and forecasting change in entities and phenomena of interest along multiple dimensions (time, space, social networks, types of behavior, etc.) through persistent sensing and modeling of the environment.

Armed with historical and real-time data, users can take the next step: to forecast alternative plausible futures by extrapolating from the collected data. The goals are to identify the various paths that behaviors of interest could take, and to estimate the consequences of each for populations of interest. Among the most important needs in this step are large amounts of data, multidisciplinary theory, and hybrid modeling.

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