Memory in the age of Internet
The jury is still out on whether the constant access to unprecedented amounts of information on the Net is making us smarteror not
Few people bother to memorize phone numbers these days. Earlier, people would jot down to-do lists or commit a set of errands to memory. Today, our cellphones beep and buzz at varying intervals, reminding us of a dental appointment or the due date for a child’s school fees. As our lives become more app-centred, the manner in which we negotiate the world is changing faster than we realize. And a faculty that is increasingly being relegated to devices is memory.