Like you, I've used the resources of my smartphone e Internet to respond to a question or another almost instinctively without even resorting to my mind to try to elaborate a response, for example: Ya Ndemufayo? would hardly respond to such a question without recourse to the above underlining.
What is happening is that nowadays a large percentage of information technology is entrusted as the first resource for the search of information. Not that this is bad, the point here is the apparent reliance on it for "everything and anything else", a study done by Kaspersky Lab which suggests a direct link between the amount of information available to a click and the failure to memorize something and "named" such phenomenon as being Digital Amnesia in general the experience of forgetting information that is entrusted to a digital device that stores and remembers us.
We must take into account that the electronic devices help a lot in our daily life but at the same time enlarge and much our Amnesia Digital, there is a need to understand the long-term implications that excessive use can have on how we remember something and how we can protect such memories.
There are also indications that Internet is changing the kind of things we feel worthy of being stored and remembered, in this study almost 61.0% believes that there is no need to remember something we see on the Internet unless they remember where they found it; 67.9% states that they need quick answers and do not have time for libraries or books.
We must take into account that the electronic devices help a lot in our daily life but at the same time enlarge and much our Amnesia Digital, there is a need to understand the long-term implications that excessive use can have on how we remember something and how we can protect such memories. Looking for information on the Internet instead of trying to remember for ourselves causes us to become somewhat superficial, it is much easier to create permanent memories when we try to remember something rather than to repeat information in a passive way, information on the Internet, which creates less solid memories.
Study done by Kaspersky Lab in collaboration with Dr. Kathryn Mills (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) and Dr. Maria Wimber (School of Psychology University of Birmingham).