Is the Internet ruining our ability to remember facts? If you’ve ever lunged for your smartphone during a bar argument “one-hit father of twerking pop star”—Billy Ray Cyrus!, then you’ve no doubt felt the nagging fear that your in-brain memory is slowly draining away. As even more fiendishly powerful search tools emerge—from IBM’s Jeopardy!-playing Watson to the “predictive search” of Google Now—these worries are, let’s face it, only going to grow.
Are Search Engines and the Internet Hurting Human Memory?
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