An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people’s memories, according to a study.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bbc.com
As I’ve written about mobile and memory and done presentations/workshops that relate to this topic, I would argue that this is just an evolutionary step. There is too much data on the Internet for a human to fully absorb, so steps are made to capture the knowledge the best way available. Doing a proper search takes some skill to find the right data, after all. Since time began, Walter Ong would argue, we’ve had to learn things in small pieces, and technology–whether it was repetitive storytelling, songs, or writing–has weakened the human mind. What do you think? Include your comments below. –TechCommGeekMom