digital dementia

A description for a surge in people with poor memory due to Internet addiction and overuse of mobile devices and game consoles.

Historical perspective: It was reported in 2013 that digital dementia was on the rise as young people increasingly rely on technology instead of their brain. South Korean experts have a noticed surge in teenagers with poor memory and found this new 'dementia' causes deterioration in cognitive abilities more commonly seen in people who have suffered a head injury or psychiatric illness.

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon