I think I heard this in a TED Talk, but I couldn’t find the exact quote anywhere so perhaps it’s something of my own that was sparked by a TED Talk. Either way, here’s the “A-Ha”…
With so much existing information flying around combined with the staggering amounts of new information and content being created every hour, I think our memory is evolving into a new way of functioning. We no longer remember things or commit things to memory (there’s just too much of it), so now our minds are dedicated to indexing knowledge.
We don’t remember stuff so much as we remember where to FIND stuff.
No more memorization, it’s all about indexation.
Like I said in the beginning, I can’t really recall if this was something I heard in a TED Talk or not.
I’ll have to go do a search on their website and see if I can locate the source.
I can’t remember it, but I know exactly where to find it…
This is the end of my blog posts. It’s been a good run. It has been rewarding for me and I hope you’ve found some information of value buried amongst the poor self-editing and (probably) way too many words used to attempt an explanation of my ideas. I made a commitment to myself at the […]
“That’s not my job.” I’ve heard this phrase uttered way too much in the workplace during my career. The sentence is usually being shot off like a gun intended to blast anyone else in the vicinity of the person’s ire. People tend to have a narrow view of what their job duties entail, and they […]
There are people who drive you absolutely bonkers (I feel your pain), and make you lose your cool at work. They don’t “do the work” and expect other people to cover for them, they’re constantly running their mouths all day instead of actually doing their work, they play their music through speakers instead of ear […]