The adjective “ophthalmo-digital” expresses the fact that something concerns both the optical sensory perception or the organ of the eyes as well as a digital technology or the connection between both.

The adjective “ophthalmo-digital” was coined as part of the terminology of the “Digital Era Framework”. In this frame of reference, four spheres are differentiated according to the type of manifestation of information, which allow a classification of processes, phenomena and objects: The infosphere, which consists of the analog infosphere and the digital infosphere, the cognisphere and the entisphere.

Considering the physical materiality of sensory organs they are attributed to the biosphere and the entisphere. Functionally, however, also the cogniphere is concerned. Depending on how they are viewed, processes, phenomena and objects called “ophthalmo-digital” can be “enti-digital” or “cogni-digital” in nature.

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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.