This article considered the structurally functional model of virtualization of the vital world constructed using the methodology of functional modeling. The aim of the work is to creature a model of the process of virtualization of the vital world of modern youth. The research is based on theoretical data and empirical indicators of the sociological research of graduate students of the Southern Federal University. The description and process of construct a model are determined by the phenomenon of human needs, self-identity. The results allow us to touch on the question of projecting a virtual life into a real one, which entails a change in everyday life.
Keywords: functional modeling, virtualization, needs, self-identity
Results of conceptualization of the concepts "vital world" and "virtualization" are presented in the article. The relevance of researches of virtualization of the vital worlds of the modern person is proved. Advantages of a method of structurally functional modeling to synthesis of ideas of virtualization process are considered.
Keywords: vital world, virtuality, virtualization, modeling