Human Memory Is So … Analog
How many friends’ birthdays can you remember? For friendships forged in FE — Facebook Era — the answer’s probably not very many. The conveniences of modern tech have replaced our need to memorize important dates and phone numbers, or even remember childhood outings, because everything’s now stored in our news feeds, address books, #tbt Instagrams and emails. Studies show that subjects who know a fact will be saved after they type it are more likely to forget it. Conversely, our artificial “brains” help us recall plenty of things we’d just as soon forget.