The state of living simultaneously online and offline, where almost all areas of contemporary life, work and interaction can be managed through digital means, and we are able to maintain a constant connection to a global network of people, commodities and activity. In this era of digitalisation, we experience a state of time-space compression whereby cultures and communities can become merged due to technological innovations that condense spatial and temporal distances.

(See D. A. Massey, Global Sense of Place. Space, Place, and Gender, 1994)