The term “digital future” expresses that an impending period will be dominated by digital information and communication technologies. In the age of accelerating digital change, the word “digital future” is used to describe the period of the digital information age following the upheaval.

In a comprehensive sense, the term “digital future” is used as a buzzword to emphasize the importance of the digital as the central and formative determinant of the imminent age.

In a narrower sense, the term “digital future” refers to all aspects of the emergence and proliferation of digital technologies and the developments caused by them. The term “digital future” in this sense is used to limit the view of the future to the aspects of the digital.

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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.