Ever since I got a camera last summer, I’ve been using it constantly. I suppose it’s partially to put to use what I’ve received after much effort, but…

Ever since I got a camera last summer, I’ve been using it constantly. I suppose it’s partially to put to use what I’ve received after much effort, but also it’s partially to allow me to preserve memories in a more tangible form — though still not infallible. With the many advancements in technology, people are depending less and less on themselves to remember things such as phone numbers, dates for events, or basically certain things that they don’t have to remember to survive. Then when these digitally preserved memories fail due to certain technical issues, people are left at a loss since they became dependent on these digital devices. However, for me, the pictures taken on the camera only serve to remind me of the events of the day since unless a video was taken, it is impossible to record every detail and even then, some may be missed. That’s how I believe digital devices nowadays should be utilized — as a reminder of things that you may have forgotten after you put it into your own memory. In that way, you can train your own memory and not become overly dependent on digital devices that are even less infallible than your brain since once the information in the devices are loss, retrieval is very difficult while at times it may be easier to retrieve memories from the brain through mere triggers. – Vivian

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