Monday, January 23, 2012

we're losing our long term memory to Google

"When did wisdom become mere learning? And when did learning become mere data?"

D - changes to how we think are a wee bit older than the Internet. Or dat dere intraweb thang I keep on hearin' 'bout. <:

"We are becoming symbiotic with our computer tools, growing into interconnected systems that remember less by knowing information than by knowing where the information can be found."
This sentence comes from the findings of a new study conducted by psychology professors at Columbia University, the University Of Wisconsin-Madison, and Harvard University.
Essentially, the study asserts that internet search is destroying our "internal memory."
"When people expect to have future access to information, they have lower rates of recall of the information itself and enhanced recall instead for where to access it."

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