Digital Dementia: ‘We’re so reliant on our smartphones that our smartphones are making us stupid.”

'We're outsourcing our brains to our smart devices.'

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Digital Dementia is a medical term used to describe how the overuse of digital technology is resulting in the breakdown of cognitive abilities in a way said to be more commonly seen in people who suffer a head injury or psychiatric illness.

 

“It’s convenient, I don’t want to memorize 500 phone numbers. No body wants to do that. But we’ve lost the ability to memorize one.”

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