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.

Subterms of the adjective “exospheral” are “exoinfospheral”, “exodigispheral”, “exoanalogospheral”, “exokognispheral” and “exoentispheral”.

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.

How to Cite

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.