Humans are the most adaptable species in all the world. If you want to change an adaptable species just change their environment. As soon as the internet was taken from a military application(automatically their is a large chance of it being a weapon or at very least they understood the changes that would happen to the people that use it) it began to change the environment of those who used it and therefore beginning the process of adaptation. The result is the functions that were once done on our own. As the article states this has to do with memory functions. I am sure if you think about it the internet has replaced other functions as well, social networking, shopping, and job searching to name a few. We must always be wary of new tools that are introduced to us, they will always have repercussions (cell phones – do people remember phone numbers anymore?). If we aren’t careful there will come a point where we will be so dependent on tools outside our own faculties we will be as infants if we are cut off from certain technology or tools. Our Internet provider and computer holds our lives in their hands.
Are our brains being boggled by Google? Study says humans now use the internet as our main ‘memory’ – instead of our heads
- People remember where to look up information – not the info itself
- People actively forget information if they think they can look it up later
- Tests on how people remembered items they would normally Google
By Rob Waugh
Last updated at 6:08 PM on 24th January 2012