Living with my hand brain

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My smartphone wove itself into the fabric of my life in ways I find both disturbing and relieving. There is much that I do not need to remember because my iPhone remembers it for me or lets me Duck-Duck-Go find the answers on the World Wide Web. Another friend calls his phone his hand brain—that complimentary circuitry network that picks up where your own circuit board reaches capacity.

While having additional brain power brings tremendous advantages, this growing dependency on my third arm sometimes feels like living in a bad dream.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2022

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