Could you remember your best friend’s phone number or recite your favourite poem? I think these days, few of us could. Being proud owners of shiny pocket computers, needing to recall a simple phone number really isn’t a thing.
In today’s fast-paced world of time-saving tech, the old grey cells don’t need to work in the same way anymore. Our phones allow us to recall a vast range of information at the swipe of a finger (or Siri command); reminders pop up in our busy schedules and the weekly shop can be ordered and delivered in an instant. In fact, for Gen Z there is something rather passé about making phone calls at all. BeReal and Snapchat keep everyone right on the pulse and for the rest of us, an array of Web Chat, WhatsApp, Chat GBT and even the humble SMS mean needing to recall a phone number (or even write your own blog!) might be considered a largely wasted effort.