Google, Are You Making Me Dumb?

In this episode the great triumvirate discuss how memory storage is increasing in the cloud and decreasing in our cranium. Humans are outsourcing their knowledge to the internet and the only memories that will remain are our logins and grandmother’s maiden name. Or, in Jono’s case – his signature show opener. Raj explains why the internet made him lose all his friends, and Joe talks about his burgeoning friendship with Lebron James.

The Paper: “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips” (Sparrow et al., 2011)

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