Digital amnesia refers to the inability to remember basic things, such as telephone numbers, dates, how to get somewhere without a GPS, or how to do math without using a calculator, etc. as a result of over-reliance on mobile phones and the Internet for storing information.
Survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab showed that 91 percent of consumers can easily admit their dependency on the Internet and devices as a tool for remembering and an extension of their brain.
The findings also suggest that our inability to retain important information is due to the fact that we are handing over responsibility for remembering it to digital devices.
Almost half (44%) of survey participants say that their smartphone holds almost everything they need to know or recall.