The “digital age” is thus the period in which digital change through digitalization and digital transformation has progressed so far that digital technologies have a formative influence on people’s lives.
In the sequence of historical epochs in the history of mankind, the “Digital Age” follows the “Industrial Age”. The transition from the industrial age to the digital age takes place within the context of “digital change”. Due to the magnitude and speed of the change, it is also called the “Digital Revolution”, which emphasizes the radical character that characterizes an abrupt turn of time.
The term “Digital Information Age” is used synonymously.