Don’t hand over your maths & memory skills to technology!!

Posted: October 21, 2012 by Sankar Vijayakumar in Mathematics, Scribbles
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influence of technology over memory.

don’t get yourself trapped!

There was a time the data were stored in our memory than in computer memory. Only for future reference and transferring knowledge to future generation we wrote down it on paper. We used to remember phone numbers, bank account details, relation with the distant relatives, route maps and everything we needed. I still have the entries of many of my friends’ land phone numbers in my memory that I dialled from our land phone during my school days. However now I don’t have any of my colleagues’ phone numbers, everything resides in my phone memory, computer and email inbox. Now a days people are walking with pocket computers (iphones, ipads etc.) and no one is interested in storing/copying information to their brain, but to artificial storage devices. Instead of noting down data we’re more interested in bookmarking links.

At school days we used and was taught to use fingers for calculations. Modern generation always go for calculators and only less than 12% of calculations are done manually that too only if everything goes out of charge. GPS navigators showing route maps are becoming popular and soon we will depend on technology for the way to home.
The importance of “Read and Remember” and “Richness of thoughts” is fading day by day. Technology overshadows these concepts or in a better way we can say that we allowed Technology to overshadow these concepts.

Trapped

Don’t get yourself trapped!

We remember:
what we hear < what we see < what we practice.

Instead of making use of the bulk of data available in internet, we often make ourselves satisfied with the easiest and most brief descriptions. A piece of information becomes much more valid when we connect it with what we already have in us. Being versatile doesn’t mean that you’re good. A very good knowledge about one topic is far better than little knowledge on several topics. Dotted or incomplete images never score good marks (except in graphics lab drawings that shows 3D views :)).

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
~ Bruce Lee.

Think about ourselves. Are we still putting the same effort to learn something in the same manner that we used to do earlier? Technology is growing fast, the merits and demerits depends on how we use it. Ask yourself before you ask others.
What’s gonna happen if someday Google and other search engines become paid ❓

The more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
~ VLADIMIR NABOKOV.

Note: Human made storage devices are always threatened by virus but those with God’s signature are flawless if we keep it polished everyday :lol:.

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