So it seems that digital media can influence how we dream.
Digital media may also influence how we remember things. Recent studies have found that long-term memories tend to be of past remembrances, rather than the original event. I have recalled a particular fond event often in the past, so now my memory is of those remembrances, not the event itself. And over time each memory can change, even if we don't think it has.
The first footage of planes crashing into the World Trade Center on 9/11 first aired the day after the event, although a 2003 study found that 73% remember seeing the footage on the same day (reference).
Mobile devices can monitor and record events. Will the records ensure the accuracy of our memories and is that desirable?
We are about to find out if “life logging” devices such as Memoto are widely used.
Some of those common arguments about when something happened and who was there might be more easily settled...