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Could Google Glass Ruin Your Memory?


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Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle

Credit: MIT

We’ve all done it: We’re at an event, we take a bunch of photos with our phones, we take a selfie and maybe one with a friend, we post all the images online, and we’re done.

Done with what? Well, documenting that moment in our lives. That way everyone knows what we did. And we can remember what we did. Convenient? Yes. But is it also a crutch? So much of a crutch that we start to rely on the documentation to actually remember what we saw? And so much of a habit that we start to alter what "living a life" actually is?

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