“Whereas before, we might have tried to recall something on our own, now we don’t bother,” says lead author Dr. Benjamin Storm. “As more information becomes available via smartphones and other devices, we become progressively more reliant on it in our daily lives.”
According to Dr. Benjamin Storm, many do not even try anymore to answer questions or go through challenges with the aid of only their brains. They need to use technology to think and solve problems for them.
In 2012, the world learned of “No-Mobile Phobia” or “nomophobia”—the feeling of panic one has upon being separated from one’s phone or tablet.
"Nomophobia", the fear or anxiety one feels when away from his or her device, was introduced about five years ago.