Brits have become so much dependent on their mobiles for storing data that most of them cannot even remember their partner’s phone number, a fresh study claims.
According to a survey carried out by the credit card protection firm CPP, 47 per cent of Brits can’t remember their partner’s mobile number off by heart, while 61 per cent don’t know their best friend’s number.
The CPP surveyed 2,000 people and found that 45 per cent of the respondents couldn’t even remember their parents’ mobile phone number.
The researcher also indicated to an online memory test that aimed at assessing a person’s ability to remember sequences of numbers. The concerned test had revealed that 80 per cent people can’t remember a mobile phone number after a gap of just five seconds.
But, figures for the landline numbers are not so bad. 92 per cent of adults are able to recall their own number, 60 per cent can remember their parents’ number.
Commenting on the topic, Michael Lynch from CPP said, “Our research shows that people are so heavily reliant on their mobile phones, that they’d be lost without them.”
People now store important numbers in their mobile phones and do not feel the need to remember them.
Psychologist Glenn Wilson said that our memories are on the decline as technology is getting more sophisticated.