the notional environment in which digital data is stored; esp. the internet viewed in this way; (also) the realm of virtual reality; cyberspace n.
The datasphere was a construct delight that first year—I called up information almost constantly, living in a frenzy of full interface.
Hyperion iii. 199
1989 Seeking Product/Company Name in comp.society.futures (Usenet newsgroup) 21 Aug.
Does anyone out there in the Datasphere know of this company and/or its machine?
Using only a personal computer and a modem, anyone can now access the datasphere (a web of telecommunications and computer networks stretching around the world and into outer space).
Cyberia Introd. 5
2001 Guardian 25 Jan. (Online section) 14/1
But real human beings with more human concerns have…begun to poke around the datasphere in search of something fun to do.
You're hot. The Dione datasphere is crawling with agents looking for you. This conversation is drawing way too much attention to me.
in G. Dozois Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Anniversary Collection 334
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