The internet is eating your memory, but something better is taking its place

Automation , Digital Transformation , Human Futures and AI , Rudy de Waele

Interesting post on The Conversation by Saima Noreen on how technology and the internet are eating our memory where she argues this may not be a bad thing at all.

Saima refers to a Paul McCartney interview where he claimed that back in the 1960s The Beatles may have written dozens of songs that were never released because he and John Lennon would forget the songs the following morning.

The rest of the article digs deeper into research on the lasting impact and the way that we learn and remember information with an interesting end note:

“If we can now remember more with a little help from our technology friends, that is arguably a great step forward. Rather than worrying about what we have lost, perhaps we need to focus on what we have gained.”

Read the full article on The Conversation.

View also the “How disruptive change is accelerating, and what the future has in store for the professions” slidedeck by Gerd Leonard on this topic.

Posted by Rudy de Waele aka @mtrends / shift2020.com

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