The term “digital life” refers to a way of life in which digital technologies are an indispensable part of human existence.

Several nuances of meaning can be observed in the use of the term “digital life”.

In many cases, the term “digital life” is used to illustrate a distinction between those areas of life in which digital technologies are of central importance and the remainder parts of human life.

In addition, there is a broader meaning: “digital life” in the broad sense can be defined as a way of life in which digital technologies are an integral part of all aspects of human life.

This view is based on the expectation that in the course of digitalization an enormous number of interfaces will be created, through which the digital infosphere will be connected to the entisphere, the analogue infosphere and even the cognisphere. Ultimately, in such a digital world, all areas of life would be permeated by digital technologies, whereby a formative influence on the conduct of human life can be assumed. The paramount influence of the digital technologies is terminologically emphasized by the expressiondigital life”, declaring “digital” a prominent attribute of human existence.


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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.