Search Engines eliminate the need for memory.

Fascinating article just posted on Wired. Check it out.

“Thanks to search engines, most simple facts don’t need to be remembered. They can be accessed with a few keystrokes, plucked from ubiquitous server-stored external memory — and that may be changing how our own memories are maintained.”

Really interesting when juxtaposed with the article Bora had shared about the inevitability of enhanced mind-reading software. Perhaps these advancements come not from innovations and breakthroughs, but instead from a necessity to remember…

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