The internet could be altering the customary way we remember and process things ‘“ undoubtedly in contrast to older generations.
A recent UK study has showed that internet is swiftly corroding people’s memories of world changing events in history, making them more forgetful and inattentive as they increasingly depend upon Google to supply the information.
The study was carried out on 2,000 adults established that less than half of people surveyed could recall the year of Princess Diana’s death, even though it occurred as lately as 1997.
The survey divulged that many respondents did not even know the year in which the deadly terror attacks on the World Trade Centre happened while many others had no clue about when the Berlin Wall fell.
Researchers believed the crucial dates of world changing events in the past are rapidly fading from the minds of the internet generation.
The research scanned the modern Brit’s knowledge of famed historical events and the years in which they happened.
Majority of the adults who participated in the survey said they made less effort to memorize dates and facts for the simple reason that they can search them up on the internet.
The internet could be altering the customary way we remember and process things – undoubtedly in contrast to older generations.
The most familiar date people remember was the Battle of Hastings in 1066, while the dates of the two world wars and England’s World Cup win were also embedded in their memory.