The term “digital futurist” is used to describe natural persons who attempt to present coherent scenarios or visions of the future with regard to the development of digital technologies and the effects associated with their dissemination.

Several specific definitions of the term “digital futurist” can be formulated: A “digital futurist” in the disciplinary sense is a person who is academically well proven in the field of futurology on the subject complex of the future development and dissemination of digital technologies.

A “digital futurist” in the professional sense can be defined as a natural person who, in the context of his or her professional activities, is primarily concerned with developing and disseminating coherent scenarios for the future development of digital technologies and the “digital change” triggered by them.

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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.