Confessions of an information hoarder | Curio

Confessions of an information hoarder

12 mins | Apr 2, 2022

Could the internet be changing our cognition? Keeping reminders of important moments in our lives is not a new phenomenon. However, thanks to technological advancements, the volume we can now amass and the ease of doing it is. Charlie Warzel discovered when scrolling through his phone's camera roll that revisiting moments he might otherwise have forgotten can be an introspective and poignant experience. But, he also felt a greater sense of time — and himself — slipping by. It is likely that, as our technology improves, our brains will adapt and change in ways we're not fully aware of, and in this reflective piece, Warzel speculates what the long-term effects of this infinite memory could be.

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