Technology is Making People Stupid

People now days are so drowned on technology that has caused students to be no longer self-sufficient, this dependency is the main cause of the psychological trauma of mood disorders, memory loss, and loneliness. But can people seriously blame kids that all they know is how to survive with technology meaning all they have seen is people working hard to get the fastest technology, the brand new cell phones, the most store capacity computers. When they grow up sitting down in front of a television surrounded by technology because going to play outside is such a burden for the halfway parents that are too lazy and to worry too let them be exposed in a real world. Educators should combat these issues by requiring students to participate in regular technology detoxes.

Google Effect

According to the results of a recent study, as much as 90 percent of the United States population is suffering from digital amnesia. Another 70 percent have difficulties memorizing the phone numbers of close family members such as partners and children. The study concludes that people experiencing the Google Effect do not commit data to memory, instead of finding comfort in the knowledge that people’s contact information are just a scroll away and therefore prefer to consider the Internet an extension of their memory. It is further understood that the Internet significantly transforms people treat and store information as the Google Effect enables people to remember where a particular information is stored and not the exact contents of that information.

The human brain is beginning to rely heavily on the Internet for memory in a similar way it does on the memory of close acquaintances, colleagues, or members of a family. By being aware where to find a particular piece of information, people do not bother to remember the information itself, an observation is thought to extend to pictures. The research conducted by McCormack, for instance, asserts that whenever people take photographs, they suffer a slight reduction in memory. People who take pictures in a museum are likely not to remember all the objects inside the museum compared to those who simply walked around observing.

Looking at blue-enriched screens at night, like those produced by electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers has the potential of suppressing the body’s ability to release melatonin, a hormone vital for the regulation of the natural clock that alerts the body to the onset of nightfall. Because blue-light is capable of severely interrupting the process, it could make it challenging for the human body to adhere to a suitable sleep plan. Lack of adequate sleep is known to have negative repercussions on the brain. Failure to sleep for seven or eight hours at night could trigger severe mood swings, lessen concentration at work or school, affect memory, and on the extreme, could cause the death of brain tissue.

To reverse the negative effects, therefore, it would be wise of people to protect their memories by spending more time offline. Spending more time on the Internet makes people miss imperative encounters and therefore fail to commit them to lasting memory. Relying on the Internet for information is an ineffective method of creating memories. People should instead focus on mentally refreshing what they have experienced in their lives, irrespective of whether it was one minute, two days, or a month ago.