As technology evolves, we have lost the habit of relying on digital devices and technologies to keep information in our memory and have met a new syndrome called ‘digital amnesia’.
Digitization weakened our memory
Amnesia or memory loss, memory disturbance of memory, is expressed as a state of disturbance. Memory weakness, which is mostly seen in the elderly, has become a problem for people of all ages, in which technology takes on many functions of our brains.
‘Google effect’ expressed as, ‘I’ll find on Google anyhow’ with the idea of listening to us carefully, not watching and reading, ‘digital amnesia’ that brings digitalization ‘memory weakness’ leads.
In a recent study by Kaspersky Lab, forgetfulness has been extended to important personal information and mobile devices.
We do Not Even Explore The Phone Number
The study found that the majority of users in Europe; (53%), their children’s schools (90%) and businesses (51%) did not know the critical phone numbers, including the phone. About one-third cannot remember his wife’s phone number; Four out of ten people between the ages of 10 and 15 forget their home phone number.
According to a survey of 6000 consumers over 16 years of age in six European countries, the reason we cannot keep important information in our memory is that we delegate the responsibility to remember these to digital devices such as smartphones.
Less than half (43%) of the youngest (16 to 24) consumers surveyed say that their smartphone has everything they need to know or remember. Kaspersky Lab calls this phenomenon Digital Amnesia, ‘digital memory loss’.
In this study, the evidence of Digital Amnesia was seen equally among men and women of all age groups. Not surprisingly, the study showed that the loss or violation of data stored on digital devices, especially smartphones, has destroyed many users.
Fear of ‘destruction if data is deleted’
Four-tenths of women and the same proportion of consumers between the ages of 16-24, stated that they would be saddened because they had stored their memory in their devices and thought they would never get it back.
Only a quarter of women and young people who store their photos and contact information on their devices said they would be extremely upset.