Daily Archives: December 13, 2013

Technology and the Warping of Our Memories

I found this article so disconcerting and so unforgettable that I had to share snippets of it here to elicit your opinions. Straight from my favorite Huffington Post.

FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE WAY TECHNOLOGY IS AFFECTING YOUR MEMORY.

1.  Information overload makes it harder to retain information.

2.  The Internet is becoming the brain’s “external hard drive.”

3.  Distraction makes it more difficult to form memories.

4.  Information overload causes us to lose sight of the big picture (and then the small picture).

5.  Millennials’ memories are rapidly degenerating.

I Google everything and anything. If I don’t know the answer to a question, my first “go-to” to find out isn’t to call around to friends and family. I “Google it”.
If I need to remember something really important, I type it in an e-mail and send it to myself.
If I’m in the middle of a conversation and my phone rings or bleeps it takes all my inner strength not to “take a quick peek” to see who called or texted me.
Am I ever NOT on my computer or my iPhone?
My kids are worse than I am.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

ARE YOU LIKE THIS TOO?
 
 
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