Hyperdiction is when a Thargoid Interceptor interdicts another ship while it is traveling through hyperspace, a higher-dimensional region in which travel between star systems is possible at superluminal speeds. At present, only the Thargoids possess this technology, and humans can only interdict ships in Supercruise. Hyperdictions are known to occur in proximity to the Pleiades Nebula, where Thargoids are most concentrated, and when jumping to any systems that are experiencing an Incursion.
When a hyperdiction occurs, the hyperspace corridor generated by the affected ship's Frame Shift Drive is forcibly collapsed by one to three Thargoid Interceptors. The ship is then pulled out of hyperspace on the edge of the system it was jumping away from, and the pursuing Interceptors release a powerful shutdown field that completely disables the ship's systems before scanning it. If the ship is carrying any Thargoid-related Commodities, such as a Thargoid Sensor, the Interceptors may become hostile and attack if the items are not quickly jettisoned. Otherwise, the Interceptors will depart the area without any further interaction, and the ship can resume its journey.