The adjective “cyber-physical” characterizes the intersphericality of processes, phenomena and objects that extend across both the digital infosphere and the physical entisphere.

Processes, phenomena and objects that are called “cyber-physical” are always “cyber-entispheral” at the same time.

The adjective “cyber-physical” is part of the terminology of the “Digital Era Framework”. Among other things, the “Digital Era Framework” serves as a reference framework for the classification of the way in which information manifests itself. Four spheres of information manifestation are to be distinguished: The infosphere, which consists of the analog infosphere and the digital infosphere, the cognisphere and the entisphere. If a process, phenomenon or object affects both the digital infosphere and the physical entisphere, this is the constellation referred to by the adjective “cyber-physical”.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.