Gordon Bell is an amazing man. He is in his 70s, still works at Microsoft and can remember every single event that has happened in his life for several years. So how does he do that? He is using technology, including a large slice of Internet technology, to help him. Every phone call he makes is automatically recorded, stored in a database, indexed and annotated. If you ask him what you said in a phone call to him five years ago, he can almost instantly tell you word for word. He is not alone, though. Many people now store their pictures online, at places like Picassa. Instead of having to remember all the events in your life, you just store them online, add some keywords then you can be reminded of them by a simple search. We are using Internet technology to increasingly replace what our brains used to do. That has significant implications in a psychological sense and I explore some of them in my article in today’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. You can read the online version of my article in the Digital Life section.
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+