Google is part of our online life every day today and has made our life a lot easier, but if you are using Google frequently to search for information, rather than using your brains, then beware this may lead to dementia.
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often a gradual decline in memory or other thinking skills, severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Brains with extraordinary memory are becoming ordinary with the advent of the Internet. In the earlier decades, we used to remember lots of information, necessarily, as we didn’t have search engines. The focus now is on remembering only the access to information on the Net rather than the contents.
Recent studies indicate that people are getting more and more primed to click on a computer rather than engaging in interpersonal intellectual communication with colleagues or friends. Some aver that the easy availability of information on the Net is leading to ‘intellectual laziness,’ making them less ‘memory-oriented’ on certain aspects. The studies have revealed a declining trend in memorizing textual information, which, anyway, is just a click away. In a nutshell, Internet search engines are making people ‘lose their memory’, as information could easily be retrieved from the Internet.