A process is called “exospheral” in relation to a certain sphere if it takes place completely outside this sphere. It indicates that a phenomenon or an object is located exclusively outside a certain sphere.
“Exospheral” is a neologismic adjective specially developed for the terminology of the “Digital Era Framework”. The “Digital Era Framework” is a frame of reference for describing the changes caused by digital change, digitalization and digital transformation, and for describing the structures of a digital world in the digital age. Four spheres are differentiated: The entisphere, the cognisphere, the analog infosphere and the digital infosphere. The adjective “exospheral” makes it clear when looking at one of these spheres that a process or event takes place completely outside this sphere. Of course, it can also be applied to traditional spheres, such as the geosphere, the biosphere or the atmosphere.